Rio de Janeiro's most famous street party opens today and a sea of Brazilian babes adorned with sequins, feathers and glitter, are set to samba down the streets of the famous city. The vibrant event draws crowds from around the world and is a huge bucket-list must-do for travel enthusiasts. But what really goes on inside the week-long party? We take a look back at 's celebrations to give you an idea of what to expect. Last year's party was alive with colour and funky samba beats as the carnival got underway at the Sambadrome. And although the skies opened just as the all-night extravaganza started, it didn't put a dampener on the thrilling performance.
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The festival was considered to be one of the best organised ever, but also this time the festival was threatened by heavy rain. Fortunately the weather becomes better during the festival. Thirty-thousand police officers were on duty to ensure order in a city often associated with violent crime. Enjoy the carnival in Rio, and explore more of Brazil, and start your Amazon adventure tour in Tour Operator Contact us for advertising: stein travelexplorations. A massive float from the Vila Isabel samba school from earlier carnival.
'Mini-dress student' joins parade
Brazilians may be seeing a whole lot more of the student whose short pink dress got her booted out of college - she's agreed to march in the nation's famously flesh-baring Carnival parades. Geisy Arruda, who became an instant celebrity after being heckled by hundreds of fellow students because of her dress, has accepted invitations to participate with samba groups in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The Rio and Sao Paulo parades are broadcast live throughout the nation of more than million people. Many women featured in Carnival dance nearly nude in feathered costumes, but Arruda didn't say how naked she's willing to get. Porto da Pedra's theme for this year's parade at the Sambadrome will be "What will I wear?