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Samba, Beach Blocos and Big Blocos for Carnival Sunday in Cabo Frio

Where do they find the energy?

Right. Coffee, energy drinks and booze. I went to the supermarket tonight and the drink aisles are empty but don’t worry, more on the way, this is not a dry town.

This Sunday, day 2 of Carnival, I think I finally cracked Cabo Frio’s carnival style—beach from morning to sunset for a copious amount of sun, booze and food, then blocos from sunset until madrugada.

I headed to Praia do Forte, the town’s long, long beach around noon. It was completely packed. Oh, it’s not a problem, Brazilians are not very territorial and personal space is a completely foreign concept. Just as well because we were literally on top of each other. There was so little space left that some people were just sitting on chairs in the water.

The result was a lovely, happy wet mess.

I took a break in Passagem, Cabo Frio’s oldest neighbourhood, then I walked back to the beach where I joined various groups of musicians, i.e. anyone sitting on the sand with an instrument can join. I can only sing a few classic Carnival songs but hey, getting here.

Then just before sunset, everybody started to move on to the main avenue along the beach, quickly filling it for more blocos.

I’m exhausted.

Carnival is a full-time commitment, trust me.

Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio - RJ
Passagem, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ

Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Samba show, Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio - RJ
Carnival day 2, Praia do Forte, Cabo Frio – RJ
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-060
Pee break, Av. Nilo Peçanha – Centro, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-000
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-060
Food break, Av. Nilo Peçanha - Centro, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-000
Food break, Av. Nilo Peçanha – Centro, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-000
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio - RJ, 28907-060
Big bloco on Av. Macário Pinto Lopes, s/n, Cabo Frio – RJ, 28907-060

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French woman in English Canada.

Exploring the world with my camera since 1999, translating sentences for a living, writing stories that may or may not get attention.

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