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HOW TO FIT IN AT RIO CARNIVAL

Brazil’s biggest party happens this month, and members of the Latin American Travel Association are reporting a big increase in bookings for Carnival compared with previous years. If you’re among the lucky revellers, be sure to take inspiration from our infographic showing some items you might need to integrate with the carnival groups. Alternatively, book now for a place at next year’s event (Bespoke Brazil offers a six-day Carnival package from £2,680 pp, excluding flights; bespokebrazil.com)

FEATHER HEADDRESS

Taking inspiration (and sometimes body parts) from Brazil’s birdlife

JEWELLED BIKINI

Prices start at around £300, but the most ornate can top £6,000

PASTIES

Aka nipple tassels, are also common – but many dancers forgo even this modest covering

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