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Just got back to Australia from South America, and I've got to say it was amazing.

I was away for three weeks and went to the Galapagos and the Amazon, but for me it was all about Rio de Janeiro. There's just something about Rio that's drawn me in as long as I can remember, and last month I got to be there for Carnival. What a party!

I kind of expected Carnival 's excitement to be set to a parade, or a stadium party, but that wasn't the case at all — the entire city goes mental. The samba beat street party lasted the entire week. We checked-in to our hotel on Copacabana Beach the first morning, went and shot for the show during the day, and by the time we got home that night 10 five-foot-high speakers had been set up ... right outside our windows! They pumped samba music, which was like a natural aphrodisiac to these already passionate people, until four every morning. You couldn't help but join in the fun when there's 100,000 people — no doubt of a lie — shaking it on your front doorstep.

Stay tuned for that episode, but in the meantime check out our Carnival slideshow.

User comments
can you do a show on malta as this is my back ground and it wood be nice to show it off to you all cheers michael micallef
hi Jason Dundas from getaway . hi this is michael micallef in all the years iv been waching getaway you,s have never had a show on malta my back ground is maltese and id like to see a show on malta i like jason to see how malta its a butfull place must see please . thank you from michael micallef
jason dundas story in rio,lets see how that goes i am guessing he has a beer in his hand and he is on the lookout for a group of pretty girls to inflate his ego,jules used to do it and it was funny because he's harmless,jason is just a leech,get a new reporter getaway.
so, after you telling my today at the TravelXpo how much you loved Rio, i stumbled upon your blog while doing some research on the place! certianly sounds like you had fun!! but i still think you need to visit Athens! give me a call and i can definately help you with that!! haha thanks for being so nice, Kelly xx p.s. i hope dinner in Melboune was good!!

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