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Photos: Bemvenido a Rio!

BRAZIL | Mon, 17 Aug 2015 | By finally | Photo Gallery

... and the journey continues. We last left our courageous adventurers at the brink of a 25 hour bus ride from Iguazu to Rio. The transition to Portuguese has been rude - we understand nada?! Luckily Brazilians don't care and just smile! Exhausted ... Read more >
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Tags: couchsurfing, favela, rio

Greetings to You

BRAZIL | Wed, 3 Sep 2014 | By the_manels | Views [220] | Video

Greetings to You, From the land of Carnival, iconic beaches and soaring sites, passion for food and football alike and labyrinthine of favela communities. From Brazil with ♥

Tags: beach, brazil, favela, fisherman, iguassu, rio, rocinha, travel

Spin Rocinha: How a DJ School is Empowering a Rio Favela

BRAZIL | Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By connectlocally | Views [6449] | Comments [1] | Video

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil with over 250,000 inhabitants and is located in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Unlike its wealthy neighbouring districts, Rocinha has experienced decades ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dj, education, favela, music, rio, rocinha, travel, youth

Day the First: Standby to Lose Everything

USA | Wed, 29 Dec 2010 | By electric_scribe | Views [704]

I´m not one to complain (it´s my New Year´s resolution), but... Of course, my flight to Charlotte was delayed. I arrived at the O´Hare in Chicago to discover that even though I got there around an hour before my flight was to leave, I was luckier ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, caipirinha, christo, doxycycline, favela, flight, ipanema, rio, sucre, sugar loaf

A NIGHT IN A FAVELA,

BRAZIL | Sat, 31 Jan 2009 | By simonefrancis | Views [2655] | Comments [1]

I finally got off the boat from Manaus to Belem! A couchsurfing host named Fabien picked me up and took me to his apartment, which is located in the middle of the city in a nice, high rise building apartment. He spoilt me insanely over the next few ... Read more >

Tags: belem, brazil, bus, favela

 

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