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Em branco ao reveillon

Jan 1st 2010

O reveillon, or New Year’s Eve, is celebrated in Rio on the Copacabana beach. Most people dress completely in white — especially the tourists — and stay on the beach until dawn. The municipality and other sponsors provide the logistics, such as live music (this year there were around a thousand speakers along a few kilometres of beach), lights and the off-shore boats for the firework show.

I went with my fellow CouchSurfers to said beach, and we partied. And just after the fireworks show — that incidentally was by far the best in my whole life: magic — everybody goes to the sea, to receive the blessing from the waves. This last part makes everything a bit more complicated, because beer + sand + water can be quite a nasty mix :-)

Unfortunately, as my camera was stolen on my second day here, I had to fetch the photos from other CSers. The gallery for this event is — guess? — here.

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4 Responses

  1. Ally says:

    Well, happy new year!

    We are now well into January and the cold UK winter is biting us. We are snowed in and every day driving to work is a struggle.
    Anyhow, it looks that you are enjoing Brasil quite a lot + it is nice to see a familiar face next to you again.

    • pt says:


      I saw the news about the ice-wave in Europe, and I remembered that photo of you in Bayern with your car buried under several metres of snow. I hope the situation in Britain is slightly better :-/

      Hugs from Salvador!

  2. Manu says:

    The couch on the beach is just… awesome!!!
    Grazie mille for this beautiful pictures!

    • pt says:

      Unfortunately, just after midnight a big bunch of happy people decided to actually surf on that couch!

      Take care with the rest of your trip.
      Bisous à Nounours aussi :-)

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