More Carnival in Brazil...
Right after finishing yesterday's post about Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, I sat down to my favorite Sunday activity - the New York Times Travel section - and found this mini-guide to experiencing Carnival outside of Rio de Janeiro. The article brings up a great point, which is that Carnival can be enjoyed throughout all of Brazil, not just in Rio. In fact, Salvador de Bahia is often referred to as the heart of Carnival, thanks in part to the surrounding Afro-Brazilian influence.
The author also recommends Morro de São Paulo, a nearby favorite of mine. This charming island is a short flight or ferry ride from Salvador and offers a fun beach setting with plenty of character.
Whether you're in for the full-blown tourist show in Rio, or you want to experience a 'smaller town' version of the party, one thing is for sure... if you don't have a room booked by now, you'll be sleeping on the beach!
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