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All eyes this month have of course been on Rio's and the Summer Olympics. But this town's used to handling big events, and there's also nothing quite like its massive Carnaval - the over-the-top extravagance; hundreds of thousands of raucous Brazilians thronging the streets and the Sambodrome; and of course the joyously deafening samba music and dancing that helps give shape to it all. Not all of us can be so fortunate to be flying down to Rio that week in February (in 2017, Feb. 24-28) – or willing to brave the mob scenes and jacked up prices that go along with it. But anyone can get a terrific taste of the experience by attending the loud, high-energy ensaios (rehearsals) being held right now, and which you choose depends on... keep reading
If you’ve been taking in any celebrity news of late, you’ve no doubt seen that Hollywood types have been thick on the ground over here this summer – boldface names being being bandied about lately are Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Zac Efron, Leonardo di Caprio, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton. Just par for the course, as Europe’s party isle par excellence has been at it like this for decades already. And it’s not just A-listers – actually, it’s not even just party people and beach bunnies. Because although, the “White Isle” has certainly earned its rocking reputation honestly, its 220 square miles also have quite a bit to offer to foodies, history buffs, ecotourism fans, and... keep reading
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