Yesterday me and my wife visited favela Santa Marta with 2 guys - Thiago and Pedro. We are already 1 month in Rio and it was one of the most interesting places here. Thiago was born in Santa Marta and knows everything about favela. Pedro helped him with translation.This is historical place which was extremely dangerous only 4 years ago. Now it is absolutely safe and it is a victory of goverment and usual people. Thiago showed to us most significant places related with celebrities (Michael Jackson), with drug traffic and so on. Also we visited his house and he prepared fantastic Caipirinha for me. Finally, I think it is a good idea take this excursion by reason of a quality of sightseeing, not about safety. We remember a phrase of Thiago: "Now you are leaving a favela. Be careful with cameras, hide them" :)
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