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11th Sep 2016

WATCH: An Irishman’s footage from inside one of Rio’s most famous favelas

Joe Harrington

Take a few minutes to find out about the slums in the Brazilian city.

I’ve been working in Rio for the Olympics and Paralympics over the past few weeks, but I’ve also had time to explore the city.

I’ve hit all the big tourist attractions; Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Two Brothers, Ipanema, Copacabana, Escadaria Selarón and Lapa. It’s been fantastic.

The other outstanding experience was my trip into the Santa Marta favela up in the hills behind Botafogo.

I was brought around by Guilherme from Rio4Fun who gave me the history of the favela and an insight into life there.

I created this video from the footage I captured there, watch it to find out more about the place, the people and the culture.

Thanks to James from Tours Latin America, who I met on a flight from Lima to Rio, for organising the tour for me.

I’d highly recommend it if you’re ever in Rio.

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