Brazil: Rio Favelas the New Hot Spots

Post on September 29, 2011, 2:19 pm by admin 1 Comments

Whenever you travel, you really want to do what the locals do.  In Brazil, that is not only a dicey proposition, but also a downright scary one.  On a typical Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, a mix of young locals and tourists sip caipirinhas and dance along to a samba-infused rock band at the Maze, a combination bed-and-breakfast and night club. The moonlit vistas of Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay command nearly as much attention as the music; between sets, partiers flood up to the roof for fresh air and to take in a view that is better than those of any hotel on Ipanema Beach.  But it’s not the Beach, it’s the favela.

Read Danielle Renwick’s The New York Times article here:

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