Carnival, the most popular celebration in Brazil, is stirring the country's soul. For four days the carnival feeling spreads out across the streets and squares. Covered by the anonymity of carnival costumes, the working class and businessmen, judges and maids dance together. For a while, the costumes allow their wearers to assume a new identity. As carnival season opens, it is time to forget or recall an old love affair or search for new romantic experiences. It is also a time to protest against corrupt politicians and poverty and also a time to give suggestions of how to turn the country into a fair place to live in. However, the essence of the carnival is fun. Let us take a cyber tour ( http://ipanema . com/carnival/home.htm) to see how Rio, a city in Brazil, celebrates the carnival which happens sometime in February or early March. Attracting people from all corners of the world, the event this year started on February 21 and will end today. The four-day event changes dates every year, always from Saturday to Tuesday. From this carnival in Rio cyber tour, you will get to know all about this great event and the city, nightlife and true carnival stories. It is not surprising to see that this biggest Brazilian party features colour, music and lots of excitement not only for local residents but also for people from all over the world. The whole of Brazil goes into party mode and people establish a carnival kingdom. At http://www.estado.com.br/ edicao/especial/carnaval/carnabre. html, you will be able to read interesting articles showing you a little of the wonders of Brazil's most popular celebration. If you want more colours from the carnival, visit Cyber Carnaval (http:// darkwing.uoregon.edu/sergiok/brasil/ carnaval.html). For geography, surf the Brazil Travel Guide at http://www . ultranet.com/brol/guide/guide_sudeste/ brguide rio.html and discover why Rio is known as the 'Wonderful City'.