Posts Tagged ‘Cariocas’

Snow, ice and subzero temperatures are the integral part of Canadian existence, sports and culture, and nobody is a better spokesperson than people of Quebec.
While Cariocas celebrate carnival in February wearing only glitter and feathers, Quebecers put on their ski suits and head to romantic Quebec City for Bonhomme Carnival, the largest winter carnival in the world.

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Reveillon or New Year’s Eve is the biggest celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, second only to the carnival, and one of the greatest ways in the entire world to celebrate the arrival of a new year. Ever since I was a kid, the TV clips of Rio fireworks were enchanting to me, and I always […]


On Christmas Day I found myself in the airport washroom of Rio de Janeiro. I wanted to change into my summer clothes because blending with locals is the way to financially survive and completely enjoy Brazil. Suddenly, I realised that the washroom stalls were much smaller than the ones at the Sao Paulo international airport. […]


Originally written on February 14, 2009  Ola todos,    Today after spending some time shopping, A.M., O.G., O.G’s brother F.O., sister-in-law and I went to Banda de Ipanema – a mini carnival procession in the Ipanema neightbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. Cariocas (people from Rio) were getting ready for the next weekend when most of […]


Originally written on March 6, 2006 Ola!!! Here is the second and most likely last email I’m writing from Brazil. Once I read that Brazilians thought that God was one of them. Cariocas went even further by saying that God was ONE of THEM, but I think that if God were Carioca, we would all […]


Originally written on March 1, 2006 Ola!!! In October I ended my last email from Europe by saying that the next journey will take me to Copacabana. Little did I know that in less than 6 months my dream will come true. The flight to Rio de Janeiro was very long – about 14hr on […]