Our friend Paul, author of the blog Hammockman, is in Sao Paolo. He has posted some exciting photos. We didn’t attend carnaval in Merida this year, as it was moved out of the city, into the fairgrounds in the suburbs. Our cleaning lady went twice, perhaps to sell food, and she told us it was rather dull, with few children in attendance. According to her, many families went to the beach, instead. We hope it comes back to the city next year.