Things to do in Rio – Part Nove – A Visit to the Favelas

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‘Took you long enough to get here. Took you ten years to get to my house. Huh, what’s the matter? You don’t like my house? Does my house stink?’ – Rocky, Rocky. At night the Brazilian slums, the Favelas, with a diorama of twinkling lights, coat the hills… Continue Reading

When in Rio – part Seis – The Bullied Cacti in Jardim Botanico

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Dutch:[looks up in awareness] He’s using the trees. – Predator. The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden or Jardim Botânico is located at the Jardim Botanic district in the “Zona Sul” (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. Long roots, some big enough to sit on, are allowed to crawl… Continue Reading