The Other Side of Life – in a Rio Favela

 Its been in the news this week that a British woman was shot in her car after accidentally entering a favela .  We always walk around  on our own in any city that we visit but we did feel the need to be more cautious in Rio than many other places. We deliberately steered clear of any areas we thought looked a bit seedy especially at night.

But there is an essential sight to see in Rio despite it being in a tough area – a favela.

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