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Favelas

Yesterday we had an afternoon trip (with a guide… it is not recommended to go without a guide or a local)  to two favelas in Rio.  One of them was Rocinha which is the largest one here. A favela is a shanty town right in the middle of the city. Up until very recently, visiting a favela would not have been a good idea or very safe as many of them were ruled by drug lords. It has greatly changed and now you see police chatting with the locals.

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Categories: Week 2 - Brazil
Posted by The Guenther's Big Adventure on February 16, 2013
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  1. 02/16/2013
    the parents

    where are the streets or paths? very interesting

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