We’re in Brazil for the carnival and researching the Bossa Nova bars of Rio de Janeiro as well as the samba street parties of Savlador. It is, without doubt, great fun.
Our first stop in Rio was La Girota de Ipanema bar which was disappointing on a Monday evening – no live music. Across the road was the cosy Vinicius bar named for the amazing Vinicius de Moraes. We were privileged to see Thais Motte sing so delicately and strong with her nice dance moves.