Enjoying Carnaval in
People come from all corners of the world to celebrate Carnaval in
and I wasn’t about to miss the party in my own back yard!
Far from the lavish parades in downtown
Sambadrome stadium, you’ll find traditional Carnaval celebrations stopping
traffic and taking over the streets of Copacabana. Revelers follow bands through
the neighborhood like rats behind the Pied Piper, and folks of all ages don
costumes and stroll along Avenida Atlantica (the beachfront avenue is closed to
vehicular traffic for four days during Carnaval).
My aide Ricardo and I pulled on some Mossy Oak Breakup and Realtree APG, and took CamoTherapy to street level. Since there’s no hunting culture here in
everyone assumed we were guerrillas. One guy called me “Private Brian.”
Ligia likes to push me around.
We met a cute little Tinkerbell…
…and a not so cute, much larger Tinkerbell.