My day in the favelas (by Morten)

My day in the favelas (by Morten)


As a Norwegian I must say I am impressed how these people seem to be able to live peacefully this close to eachother. I am more used to Norwegian countryside where the houses are spread with the distance of like one kilometer.

During my trip to Rio de Janeiro I was not sure if it would be a good idea to visit a favela or not. I had heard many scary stories about those areas and even about the people living there. One part of me wanted to go and see it with my own eyes. Another part of me was in a big doubt. But thanks to my girlfriend Raquel who encouraged me to join a favela tour with Marcelo Armstrong, I got a once in a lifetime experience…

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