Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, is in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Unlike its wealthy neighbouring districts, Rocinha has experienced decades of turmoil. Travel to the favela with World Nomads’ Chris Noble as he discovers Spin Rocinha, a youth empowerment and music development program, that’s helping the children and young adults to find opportunities and develop djing skills in the favela.
Every year at the end of February, travelers flock to Brazil to witness the outrageously elaborate festivities during Carnivale.
With 60 beaches to choose from, colonial architecture, local folklore and traditional fishing villages, discover Brazil's "Island of Magic".