By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - December marks the beginning of the summer season in Rio, with temperatures going up and the city slowing down. Anticipation has already started to build for the festivities ahead which culminate in the big Sambódromo parade at the end of Carnival. For those not able to watch the main procession, or just can't get enough, there are several options to enjoy a sample of samba school fever.

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