published: 2019-04-14 17:57:42
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Today we are exploring the Rocinha Favela, A city within a city in Rio De Janeiro.
A favela is a unique, low and middle-income, and unregulated neighborhood in Brazil that has experienced historical governmental neglect.
In 1950, only 7 percent of Rio de Janeiro’s population lived in favelas; in the present day this number has grown to 19 percent or about one in five people living in a favela.
According to the 2010 Census, about 6% of Brazil’s population live in favelas or shanty-towns – around 11.25 million people across the country, roughly the population of Portugal. However, there could be even more living in these communities
Communities form in favelas over time and often develop an array of social and religious organizations and forming associations to obtain such services as running water and electricity. In most cases, the favelas are self governed.
This place is vibrant with life and a true cultural experience. The maze of streets wind through the shanty houses and alleys. Smells of food, fruits, car exhaust, and just pure culture are everywhere.
Carlos Antonio de Souza, our tour guide, takes tourists around Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha, where he was born and lives. He is passionate about this place. He is self educated and entertaining. I highly recommend if you ever come to Rio, to take a favela tour and experience this amazing culture, This city within a city. Thank you Carlos for the amazing experience.
Here is a link to book Carlos:
Favela Walking Tour on Google: https://goo.gl/posts/xb6ER
I want to also thank IMAGENS BRASIL SUL for letting me use there drone footage and please check out their channel. Link in the description!
After that little tour it’s time to stroll along Copacabana and walk to Ipanema.
Relax for the rest of the afternoon.
The fishermen bring their fresh caught fish to this little market for selling.
Arpoador (literally, the harpoon thrower) is a region located on the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, in a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana. Part of its territory belongs to the neighborhood of Ipanema, and part to Copacabana. It is a beautiful little spot.
Now as evening sets, the music starts. It’s time to carnival in the streets again!
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