Travel Brazil – Rio Carnaval – Part One (Film Scholarship Winners 2012)

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As winners of the 2012 World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship, Eeshit Narain (Cameraman) and I (Shriya Pilgaonkar, Presenter) jetset to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the party capital of the world – to film our experiences at one of the most exciting events in the world – The Rio Carnaval!

With the Carnaval parades just around the corner, the energy in Rio was incredibly contagious. With everybody gearing up in their crazy costumes and the bands already rehearsing on the streets, watch us experience the passion and energy that goes into creating the Rio Carnaval.

This is Part I of our Rio Carnaval experience, where I struggle with Samba to get into true Brazilian party mode! Watch what happens…


Looking for more info on Rio or Carnaval?

Get some local intel – If you have any questions about travelling to Rio, feel free to hit up our Ask A Nomad community here –

Concerned about safety in Brazil? – Check out our travel safety articles on how to stay safe when travelling to Brazil – and stay covered with our travel insurance –….

Looking to book for local festivals and events? – Check out Be A Local – – they were great in getting us tickets to Carnaval.

Thinking about where to stay in Rio? – We had fantastic assistance from the crew at AirBnB – – who helped set us up with an excellent pad.

Looking to give back when you travel? – Check out International Volunteer HQ – – who have some great projects running on the ground in Brazil.


Supported by:

Marianne Eduardo (Real Rio)
Carolina Martins (AirBnB Brazil)
Clarisse Hammerli (Ask a Nomad)
Renata Moreas (Ask a Nomad)
Gabriel Costa (Triptrotting)
Paula Moreira
Filipe Semoes