Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Unique Urban Parks | Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By Dian Hasan | December 23, 2009 The hallmark of any great city is its urban park! Commonly located at the center of its core, urban parks play a significant role in providing traffic-choked cities with much-needed green lungs. As … Continue reading

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Slum Tours: Real Tourism or Real Exploitation?

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 The Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire has made the world’s poor urban districts a popular tourist destination. Is it supportive or exploitive? National Geographic Traveler takes a look. There was a time when most … Continue reading

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First-person look ~ Visiting favelas (Rio’s slums) for a life-altering experience

By Dian Hasan | October 8, 2009 If you’ve always wondered how compelling direct face-to-face travel experience really is, especially when it deals with uncommon environments, situations and places that are totally foreign to you (I’m aware this may sound … Continue reading

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Rio’s Favela Tourism ~ a first-person look

By Dian Hasan | September18, 2009 With the growing popularity of “do good” travel or “doing good while traveling” of today, fueled by people’s increased awareness of the planet and its contents, one area of travel that has received renewed … Continue reading

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