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9 Things You Must Know to Stay Safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio

9 Things You Must Know to Stay Safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is one of the greatest celebrations in the whole world. If you decide to go for this event, you will be in for a wild and enjoyable adventure. Huge groups, flowing alcohol and impulsive crowds can all lead to trouble. But hey, it is Rio Carnival and nobody should put you off visiting one of the worlds most vibrant and exhilarating events. You should however have in mind the following 9 things you must know to stay safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio, safety first, stay safe and out of trouble.
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1. Tickets for the Rio Carnival? You will definitely need a ticket for the official Samba competition, which costs about$60 to $1,000. Other than that, everything else is free. The street parties are called blocos. They are groups of people in exceptional outfits or matching shirts walking around and following huge floats called trio electric`o. If you feel the people’s rhythm is pleasant, simply join them.
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2. Your Safety at the Rio carnival safeYes it is, but on the other hand do not expect prudish and good manners among huge crowds. People will step on your toes, you will be drenched in unforeseen beer showers and there are lots of odd chat-up lines from the over-thrilled samba fans flying around. But chill out! It is Rio Carnival!

3. What you should take to Rio Carnival
Keep your money in a money belt and your mobile phones in a plastic bag. This is because in some parts of the city, tank tucks shower the crowds with water to offer a welcome break from the heat. You should also carry your own food and drink. This celebration can proceed until sunrise; hence do not be shocked to see people carrying tiny mattresses and pillows so that they can take a short nap before continuing with the celebration. Do not carry iPods and cameras, particularly the huge ones. These are what pickpockets are looking for and they will spot them very easily.

4. The Banned items at Rio Carnival
Glass, video cameras, and firecrackers are some oft he things that are forbidden at the Carnival. Umbrellas spoil everybody’s view so consider carrying a light rain poncho instead. Street hawkers always sell these however, just incase there is a summer shower.5. Other Rio Carnival rules you should know aboutBrazil may be a generous country, especially in Rio, but there is always a line. Do not pee in the streets because you will surely get in big trouble for this. If a police officer sees you, you will get arrested and end up spending a huge chunk of your carnival budget on the police fine.

6. Other currencies that are accepted at the Carnival
Shockingly, shops and street hawkers do accept dollars, euros and pounds. As suitable as this may seem, you will have to pay much more than if you had to pay in Reais, so ensure you exchange your currency in advance or risk getting broke very fast.

7. What the Rio Carnival toilets are like

Be ready to line up for a chemical toilet or pay 1-2R$ to use a restaurant bathroom, which is common in many festivals or public events. Remember to bring some toilet roll with you.

8. How to get around and the cost of transport at Rio Carnival

The city is easy to circumnavigate if you are staying not far from a metro station. The tickets cost less than 1R$. There is also a number of bus services put in place for carnival-goers. These cost from 50cents for a single journey.

9. The best affordable places to stay for the Carnival

Ipenema and Copacabana are mostly liked by the people going for the party. You can however check some websites and decide on the place that best fits your budget.

There you have it, the top 9 things you must know to stay safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio, safety first, stay away from trouble and enjoy thee lifetime experience at the carnival!

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