Carnival Part 1: Arriving at Recife


Leaving Noronha I was very excited for the next destination: Recife. Recife is a city on the north coast of Brazil, which is very famous for the carnival – but mostly within Brazil.

I had struggled to decide where to go for the carnival: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, or Recife? Many of my Brazilian friends had recommended Recife, saying that it was more traditional, whether Salvador could be more dangerous, and Rio was too touristic. So I had decided to go to Recife, and had a host there, Jose, for a few days.

Jose came to pick me up from the airport, and we went for a walk to the beach, where I saw something I had heard of, but never seen before… 


Beware of sharks!!!!! 😛

Not that I had intention to swim there. Guess what? It was raining…!!!


About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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