Make no mistake, the fear of Zika in Brazil is real. But nevertheless, the beat goes on. We love feeling the rhythm of the drums, and dancing with everyone around us in Salvador, Rio de Janeiro or any other city celebrating Carnival.
Wearing scanty costumes of feathers and sequins, masqueraders will soon be marching, wining and chippin across Port of Spain while music blares from speaker boxes and alcohol abounds. This is not for the faint of endurance. Here are some things to know before you go.