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safe places to wait for sun up
Posted December 29th, 2009 - 12:41 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
hey fellow rio'ers! finding a host could end up impossible so im considering leaving my backpack in storage and finding a safe neighbourhood to wait out the night (in an all night cafe, or internet cafe) before going to the beach to sleep by day..is this a ridiculous idea for some reason or could it work? ı ll probably only stay a night or two..İs there a particularly safe area in Rio??

Posted December 29th, 2009 - 12:59 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
well, if you really want to spend the night up, you're probably better doing it in one of the many parties around the city, in the main carnival days they usually go round clock until early morning. I don't think there is any public area I'd spend a whole night by myself. Praia Vermelha in Urca is probably the best place, but still, I wouldn't recommend it, you never know when trouble can reach you.
But really, there is still a long time until carnival, if you keep looking you can definitively find a host.

Posted December 29th, 2009 - 2:39 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
thanks for the advice. Its me and my brother and if we can find anywhere or a nice party for the whole night then we ll be very happy. is every night of carnaval different?

Posted December 29th, 2009 - 4:08 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
what do you mean by 'different'? there are many parties going on through the city every night. you have to understand that carnival in rio take basically two forms: there is the parade that you see on tv: it happens every night, with different schools, off course, but is pretty much the same thing; and there is the street carnival, with a ton of blocos (carnival aggregations). some of these go out in early morning, some in the night. in some you have to wear a costume, in some don't. some gather just a few dozen people, others a hundred thousand. some are gay, others straight.. well, you get it. what they all have in common is the music and the joy. does this help?