What was it like? Best bits? Good/bad experiences? How far in advance did you have to book? Was it expensive?
All is in the summary really, would love to see photos and just hear your experiences of the carnival really! I am planning on being there for march 2011, baring in mind ive never been to south america before..do you think its a good way to immerse myself? Is there any advise or things you wish you'd known before you went?
I have been to Brazil five times. Brazil is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rio is incredible, great, lovely. Plese GO. I am from Argentina and they are my neighbours. I have never been to their carnival. But I suggest you to go.
Here is a list of block parties in the city of Rio de Janerio for Carnival 2010:
You have to love lines and to be among TOOOOOO MUCH people, from EVERYWHERE.
I have been to Rio De Janeiro five times as well! Rio Carnaval is the greatest show on earth. I would definitely recommend you visit this city and go for Rio Carnaval. The official language in Brazil is Portuguese so I would brush up on that language before you go. Don't worry, it is not necessary for you to be fluent to have a good time, but if you some some basic stuff before hand, that would help.