Some friends and I (all guys, mid 20's) are trying to escape the cold winters in Canada by travelling to Rio for Carnival 2006 in search of good location, good people, and good times.
We will be in Rio for 6 nights Sat to Thurs and so I was wondering if you had any recommendations for day trips, clubs, bars, accomadations during the carnival period, and most importantly safety? We're thinking about Hotel Miramar at Copacabanna Beach.
In regards to the Carnival event, do you have any recomendations on how we should plan on "doing" it: tickets, where to be during the parade, what are the fun things to do, and where to go afterwards?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thxs!