Thursday, February 22, 2007

Panel describing the Tourism Workshop, where Luiza learned to be a guide from founder Rejane Reis. Rejane picked me up at my hotel and drove me with 6 other participants (all girls from London!) to Rochina, where we met Luiza.
Rejane teaches tourism at the university and runs a small travel agency, which includes Voodoo and Carnaval tours. But the tours of the favelas and the Tourism Workshop for 36 favela inhabitants is a non-profit activity she got involved in 15 years ago. I found her very inspirational and told her I would encourage people to take the tour. For further information, go to


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