The sushi is pretty good and the views are worth a million bucks. The word slums often used to described the poorer surrouding areas of Rio is sort of a dated term...sadly, still used by the media. Locally, they are called communities. I've been in the homes of far worse poverty then in the favelas of Rio. The pacification process is an ambitious work in progress as we discovered during this assignment with conflicting opinions of the residents. Wandering through alleyways of the favelas looking for surprises, nice light, and the listening to the sounds of life always makes photographing interesting!