Ibiza Copacabana Hotel
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... Sugar Loaf looks truly like a religious piece of art and many pilgrims visit the top to receive this view....it is special.
This is now the side of the story open to conjecture.Visiting a favela (slum) was always on my agenda and I asked myself why would I want to go to visit a "slum" when Rio is party ,party ,party capital of the world,with beautiful images of beaches,statues and mountains,samba and Carnival ?
My first answer was that I am not ...
Today we visited 2 local favela's as a morning tour. First stop was a school that the tour contributes to the running of and then a walk through this small favela. We then went to a larger favela higher up the hills. Our guide Ricardo was very informative with back ground information on the social and political history of Brazil including very recent changes. Then of course back to ...
... full of revellers from early evening til late. It feels very safe and does enourmous 'snacks' - we ordered some chicken wings and got a platter piled high. Our pre-dinner snack turned into dinner itself. This was in a bar which apparently was frequented by Ronnie Biggs, with some crazy decor and a good atmosphere.
We then ventured into Centro for some shopping (won't give anything away yet!) With our next appointment at 11.20 for the ...
... changing. Most people are happy with the changes but of course there are always some who disagree. Surely though, free education can only benefit communities like these. Certainly we didn't see youths running around with baseball bats or heavily armed police as the article in The Age suggested. We did see buckets of dog poo, lots of washing on clotheslines and people going about their day. There was a pretty much unseen police presence but this is tempered by the fact ...