|john torrison president
I had an itch, a big one, for perhaps 50 years--to go to Carnaval (or Mardi Gras) in Brazil. I finally scratched that itch in February when I attended Carnaval in the Brazilian city of Salvador, reputedly the best city in Brazil to experience it. I started by flying to Curitiba, the hometown of my Brazilian friend that I had been traveling with since early 2022. After touring Curitiba we flew to Salvador to attend Carnaval, then drove seven hours to a beautiful national park, Chapsada Diamantina Parque Nacional, before heading home.