Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Favela living - in his own words
Here is a quick follow up on a previous post about life in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio. I was cleaning up my “favorites” blog list and was reminded that I had a link to a blog produced by Zezinho, a life-long resident of Rocinha who is also a tour guide there. Duh!
Here is a link to his blog where he has several posts that speak directly to life in the favela, the efficacy of favela tours and his personal impressions of the differences between slums and ghettos in the United States and favelas here in Brazil.
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!