I may not be at Salvador da Bahia’s Carnaval this year, but it sure is fun watching it from afar. Daniela Mercury looks incredible in her short white, black and blue frock and those matching stilettos are sublime. To score an idea of what Carnaval 2013 in Salvador is all about, check out her performance of “Rapunzel” below. This Carnaval route in Salvador is the best: you follow the trio (a massive jerry-rigged truck) along the Barra-Orinda route along Avenida Oceânic. Camarotes, or dance floors, overlook the route while the Atlantic Ocean beckons to the right. My experience there in 2010 was fantastic, so I am doing everything I can to keep track of the festivities in Brazil from thousands of miles away.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.