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Rio de Janeiro 'great for February fun'

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31 December 2009

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is one of the best locations in the world to visit in February 2010, it has been suggested.

Staff at the events guide website Whatsonwhen stated that those visiting Brazil at this time of year can enjoy the Rio Carnival, which takes place from the 13th to the 16th of the month, the Guardian reports.

They noted: "Hip-swivelling samba schools battle it out to win the favour of the crowds and whip onlookers into a frenzy of singing and dancing."

According to the team, while the parades on the Sambadrome are well known for their atmosphere, tickets can be hard to come by, but there are some 500 "bloco" street parties that can be enjoyed for free.

Individuals were advised that if they cannot make it to Rio in time for the carnival they can still witness the Champions Parade, which takes place the Saturday after and was described as "equally spectacular".

Lonely Planet travel editor recently praised Rio de Janeiro for its excellent vibe at new year, adding that locals welcome tourists with open arms.

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