The Favela’s of Rio, Brazil are largely misunderstood by the media and tourists. While drugs are part of it (the drug lord does get the best view of the city by having his house at the top of the hill), the majority of residents are peaceful and hard working individuals who lack the funds of living in nicer parts of the city. Below is a photo of the Favela from the outside and the view from Favela while in there. Its a worthy place to visit for anyone who is open minded, keep in mind not to take a picture of anyone who is part of the drug business.

Rocinha- Rio’s Favella
View of Ipanema from a Brazilian Favela