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  1. Samantha Sparrow
    January 25, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    Wow Carnival looks so fun! It’s been a huge dream of mine to visit Brazil, and posts like this only increase my wanderlust! I would have loved to have heard the Brazilian versions of Beatles songs!!!

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 10:07 am

      It’s a crazy time, but definitely worth seeing. In fact, I would love to visit Rio again at a calmer time!

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  2. Meg
    January 25, 2017 @ 9:43 am

    This looks like something I would get sick of too – mostly because I don’t like crowds – one day would be perfect for me though and I’ve always wanted to see it. 5 IS intense I agree! It looks like you had quite the good time though. Brazil is a happening place and I hope to make it there one day.

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 10:08 am

      It was a good time. Sensory overload though!!

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  3. Claire
    January 25, 2017 @ 10:13 am

    Gosh this looks insane! I would totally be exhausted after but thanks for the insight – so useful for future trips!!! x

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 10:29 am

      Haha, insane it was! Thanks for your comment

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  4. Alice Cardy
    January 25, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    Awesome guide to the Carnival ! It’s definitely in my bucket list but I think all the planning is discouraging me a little… It really seems like you can have the time of your life, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to follow your advice on caipirinha!! So sorry you got robbed, I hope it wasn’t too much of a mood killer (at least not for too long)… I don’t know if I can put up with 5 straight days of partying, I’m pretty sure not, but I’m game to the challenge :p

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

      Haha! I am definitely not big on planning in advance, but it helped that my sister was joining me and taking time off from work to do so! And anything is possible when you put your mind to it! Party party party, lol

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  5. Erica - The Manini Experience
    January 25, 2017 @ 11:38 am

    This is on my bucket list! I loved my time in Brazil, but definitely need to go back for Carnival. Looks so fun!

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

      It’s a crazy time! I hope you get back there!

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  6. Rachel Miller
    January 25, 2017 @ 12:25 pm

    Carnival looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to visit Rio, and this seems like a great time of year to go. Love all the tips.

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    • Cali
      January 25, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked them and I hope you get to visit soon!

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  7. Meghan
    January 26, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    Carnival looks like so much fun! I really appreciate the notes about safety and pick pockets. It’s easy to write a post and not saying anything negative/or warn people about a place. This was helpful information!

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    • Cali
      January 26, 2017 @ 2:44 pm

      Thanks for your comment Meghan! So glad you found it helpful

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  8. KIwiRugbyTravelStories
    January 27, 2017 @ 10:16 am

    I have friends who went to Rio for the Olympics and they said they have a great time despite the dangers and annoyances

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    • Cali
      January 27, 2017 @ 10:34 am

      It’s so true! You just have to make the best of those types of situations and have a great time regardless! That would be so cool to see the Olympics!

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