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Bloco de Carnaval (bloco) - unofficial street parties that pop up throughout the streets during the week long celebration of Carnival.

Mud carnival: get down and dirty in Brazil's earthy parade in the town of Paraty

Covered in mud, people participate in a Carnival mud party in Paraty, Brazil.

The Hotel Santa Teresa is Rio de Janeiro’s newest Design Concept Hotel, considered one of the most beautiful hotels in South America.

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Beach Vendor

Beach vendor at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. So I had heard all about the good beach food at Copacabana, but I never expected how delicious it would be! This man was one of the few selling shrimp. Three skewers for 15 reals and I was in taste bud heaven. Lime juice and salt are added to the top and everything you see is fair game to eat. Having this gorgeous view of the beach and Sugarloaf in the background makes the experience even better.

Barranquilla Carnival If you want to party like there’s no tomorrow and get to know the fantastic culture of the Colombian Caribbean Coast, Barranquilla (Colombia) is definitely THE place. Especially starting this coming weekend, because the “Carnaval de Barranquilla” (Barranquilla Carnival) is about to begin! Marimonda costume. #Barranquilla_Carnival #Barranquilla #Carnaval #Colombia #Marimonda…

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Insider London Travel Tips - Best Things to See & Do

Notting Hill Carnival...Get London travel tips

Carnival in Venice. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. St Mark’s Square is the fulcrum of Carnival activities, and that’s where you’ll find the most extraordinary costumes - many hoping for a chance in the best costume competition, some aiming to be photographed, and others just enjoying themselves. #venicecarnival