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Well friends, this is not a cliche, in order for you to understand our carnaval week, you had to be there, because we hardly had a camera on, and words can't describe it...
but here goes - the details of our own street carnaval week kit -

Participants - Andre, Shiri, Zigoto, Natasha and all the way from Israel - Nissim.

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Main Participants

Guest starts - Fernanada, Rogerio, Andre da Geografia and Mariana (and million other old friends that Andre met on the way to the toilets...).
Main activity - drinking beer, looking for the bloco, drinking beer, following a bloco, drinking beer, dancing in the street, drinking beer, checking out funny customs, drinking beer, trying to get inside the Rio Scenarium club in Lapa, drinking beer etc.
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Costumes - Ok, we were not so creative, we just had some cool hats... But some people did it well...
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Success in catching our favorite blocos - Mais ou menos as they say here. Some start exactly on time, some start after a 4 hours delay. Go plan your day....
The song we heard most times - "lei, ie, ie, ie, ie, ie, ie, na Passarela".
Unexpected highlight - the Unidos da Tijuca's change of clothes act - #1 on the Escola de samba's winners parade.

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Unidos da Tijuca "comissão de frente" changing clothes in the Sambodrome. Magical act in front of 150K people, live on TV and on samba rhythm

Unexpected surprise - Andre managed to go through all carnaval without watering any tree/ sidewalk. The good old days...
Physical damage - Andre - completely sick by Wednesday, Shiri - twisted ankle on the first day of dancing, pink sunglasses - broken in 2 hours and picked up by a homeless kids :)
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Shiri´s carnival glass and its new owner
Impressive work force - Even if millions of people threw beer cans on the floor, the collectors did not let it stay 5 minutes on the floor

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Well, well, indeed it is a hard work time... We need to rest after it...

The winner´s parade
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After a week of street party, we went to see the winners parade, since some cliches are not made to be avoided..

Tip: Buy your ticket as soon as possible, otherwise you will end up like us, with bad seats, and you will have to stand on the seats to see something...

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Andre´s parents watching the parade, and standing on the seats....

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Vila Isabel, 4th place. Celebrating Noel Rosa, a great poet and musician from that area

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Grande Rio, second place. Their theme was Carnival. So easy...

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Grande Rio recreating some classic Carnival Parades, including a flying astronaut

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Still Grande Rio, but this one we have no clue of what they wanted to say. But it is still beautiful...

É segredo, não conto a ninguém. Sou Tijuca vou além
The big winner of Rio´s carnival, Unidos da Tijuca had a strange theme: Secrecy...

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The Alexandria Library

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The hanging gardens of Babylon! This was an amazing truck...

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Egyptians' pharaohs and their secrets... huhuh..

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Another one that we don´t know what they wanted to say. Maybe is a secret.. we were not supposed to know :)

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Michael Jackson on the Area 51 truck. Nice tribute - Him and all the E.T.s... :):)

Just as a extra:
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we got back on time to see the sunrise at Copacabana

Posted by shiriandre 09:11 Archived in Brazil

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Corcordo plenamente com o André: só vivenciando o nosso carnaval para entender o quanto divertido ele é. Adorei as fotos!
bjs
Vivi

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