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... enslaved Africans (half the number taken to the entire United States). The term favela comes from a plant that was growing everywhere when favelas originated.
Our tour guide, Luiza, picked us up at the hotel promptly at 10:30 am. We took a mini bus to the Rocinha favela, where Luiza lives. It is the largest favela in Brazil, home to over 300,000 residents and has been around for 89 years. It has 4 tiny schools with no teachers, ...
... this task is going to be difficult or not. For this reason we are pleasantly surprised to find that the staff in this enormous office building is efficient and friendly. We exit within the hour with an official document than that states we owe no taxes.
We have done as much as we can by ourselves. Now we must hand everything over to our new contact and just ...
... presence. There was also a vibrant street art and music scene and a sense of community spirit from the small nature of the streets. We were also taking a our here so it couldnt be that unsafe right? However on the other side I saw some people drunk lying all over the street, rubbish uncollected and found out that high up the favelas the stench was awful and they had no access to electricity and very poor sanitation - this is where the very poor people lived. Once more ...
... to another human-snake stand so that we could buy tickets. There was more of the security set-suits and there was not such a crowd. We were glad when we had our tickets and were in full Metro towards home. The rest of the way was made to go home without any problems. In hindsight, that was very dangerous what we had experienced there and I hoped that we did not have to go again in such a large crowd. Now the last day arrived in Rio de Janeiro. We visited again the Ipanema beach, ...
... information desk and was given very clear directions to where the direct bus to the centre left from and a city map. Again for future reference, the buses are dark blue with yellow logos - number 2018 - and can be found to the right when you come out of the arrivals hall - in front of the taxi queues. They run about every hour or less. There is a man who will load your luggage into the compartment on the side and will give you ...