Rio Carnival Samba Schools Brazil

Rio Carnival Samba Schools

At Rio Carnival there are several samba schools each representing different neighbourhoods or social clubs. They are divided into three leagues that vie for top ranking following the annual Carnival parades. Division 1 (the top league) schools play in the Sambadrome, Division 2...

Is this Beer Festival Better than Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest in Munich has a lot of great qualities – it offers great beer and food, incredible entertainment (and we’re not just talking about the people-watching), it’s easily accessible, and, let’s face it, it’s the mother of all German beer festivals. But don’t bow down...
Costumes Rio Carnival Brazil

Creating the Rio Carnival Costumes: Behind the Sequins

When describing the spectacle that is Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil only a few words come close to doing it justice. Most likely you’ll hear the words ‘magnificent’, ‘exquisite’ and ‘dazzling’ thrown around and yet they still seem somewhat of an understatement. The...
2020 Tour Update

Coronavirus: Updates on our Tours

Updated: 21st April 2020 A message from Kenneth Hart Our 2020 Tours (*UPDATED*) Updates on Oktoberfest & Stuttgart Beer Festival Some Useful links A message from Kenneth Hart, Chief Swagman & founder Given the widespread media coverage of the coronavirus, it’s no surprise...