RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Well, that happened. Another Carnival passed. Just in time to save the city from spontaneous combustion. In general gringos think Brazilian's aren't as big drinkers as there are - in say - Ireland, but when it comes time to let the demons out for Carnival - I believe they stand corrected.
Since Friday of last week, every night has been a rumbling street party that looks like the Arab spring without the guns... thankfully.