White sandy beaches, tropical fruit juices, Rio de Janeiro is the paradise for beach loving tourists. The city is surrounded by the most beautiful landscape covered with mountains and beautiful beaches. We had a great time travelling in Rio as this city bursts with culture, history and heritage.
In the heart of the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, I found myself walking down a flight of steps closer and closer to a revolting stench of open sewers. The ground was full of rubbish and there were many dog shits on the path that I had to avoid. The streets were winding down at random directions and buildings were built extremely close with no fresh air.
Having 6500 cubic meters per second of water flowing in front of me may sound amazing but seeing it with my own eyes was astonishing. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguazu Falls years ago she couldn’t help but exclaim “Poor Niagra”. This is probably because Iguazu Falls is 30 meters taller and three times wider than Niagra Falls. Iguazu Falls is now named the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”.