Rio de Janeiro guide

Rio de Janeiro, or as its more appropriately known, Cidade Maravilhosa (the marvellous city) is, in the most wonderful way, truly a full frontal assault on the senses. Vibrant colours and beautiful people everywhere you look, funky samba music coming from all directions and the aroma of street vendor’s food and the fresh ocean scent filling the air.

Would you stay in a favela in Rio de Janeiro

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We did, and here is what we learnt…..

When you think of a favela, you probably think of a dangerous, poverty-stricken slum where violent drug gangs run rampant and any and all who dares to cross its boundaries are a fair and inevitable target. At least this is how many seem to be portrayed.