I saw an article in The Guardian about Vidigal, one of the most famous Favela's in Rio de Janeiro about how increased security measures in preparation for the Olympics and the World Cup have pushed out armed gangs and consequently multiplied property prices of this hill with some of the most picturesque views of Rio and its famous beaches.

I visited Vidigal last spring with some friends. We first went up the hill on the back of motorcycle taxis (see video) and then walked down.

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