How to Bloco during Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2017

No matter how many hours one plans to revel in the Carnival festivities, certain things should be considered, and the first is which blocos to attend.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The famous blocos (street parties) may seem like an enigma to travelers new to Rio's Carnival festivities, but with over 450 of these events officially licensed this year, they are both irresistible and unavoidable.

In general, the blocos emerged in Rio as open, free and democratic celebrations in contrast to the pricey and professional pageantry of the Sambódromo.

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