By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is gearing up for the most important date in its calendar, its world-famous Carnival. With expected revenues of R$6 billion and over 1 million tourists arriving from around the world for the biggest party on the planet, the city has sanctioned 509 official ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) for this year’s festivities. Here is a guide on how to ‘bloco’ - for first timers and those returning to the fray once again.
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