The world's greatest party started today. Carnaval in Brazil. In Rio, Recife and throughout the country locals are seriously strutting their stuff. Cruise by ipanema.com's site for more. Then check out Rachel's account of day one in Rio on her blog, Gringa in Rio. In Brazil, Samba is king. Samba clubs form the core of Carnival processions and parties. An Afro-Latin dance that celebrates rhythm, energy and the human body, Samba rules in Rio. Check out this fine video and see the magic of Carnaval for yourself.