Today we had a day outside of the favela. We took this oppportunity to go and spend some time on Coocabana beach. See below pictures to understand how terrible it was.
In the afternoon we went on a walking tour of Copacabana beach and Ipanema beach, which was beautiful and interesting. They talked a lot about favelas and the perception of favelas in Rio. Our tour guide said that they are not as dangerous as everyone suggests since the pacification, but would not suggest going there as tourists. We quickly jumped to their defence and explained that we were staying in Rochina. The tour guide and tourists looked quite bemused.