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Friends and Favelas


Jubilation!! My first comment. I’m grinning from ear to ear. Someone read my article about favela tours and appreciated it.

Favela Tour

I tried to get my local newspaper to run this story but they passed. I contacted magazines and websites. Pass. Pass. I said what the hell. I’m starting a blog. I knew this was a good article that people would find interesting and someone read it. Julakim not only posted a nice little note but also shared with me two short edgy films about the favela drug culture and Copacabana Beach. This interactivity is more than I could have ever hoped for. So enjoy the films and if any of you all want to share your thoughts on the favelas or global poverty bring it on! This blogging is addictive.

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Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

7 thoughts on “Friends and Favelas

  1. Hi Vicky!

    Thanks for the post. Yeah, the interactivity in the internet is amazing and I am also very impressed to find a person with heart, soul and emotions behind these cold machines we call PC or MAC.

    Could you do me a favor: My name is julakim. I don’t know why jkfree always shows up. It is my old name and I don’t know how to change that.
    But I am

    Thanks a lot,

  2. How’s that? Maybe you can link to me too. đŸ™‚

  3. Yeah I did at my post on favela. I thought it would fit best there.
    I wrote it with your name so you appear as well on my front page (scrolling down to Recent Comments).

    Normally anyone can add links at

    You were lucky since I am 2 days on holidays and having a look at my site (after a while it gets too much editing …)
    But good luck with your one.

  4. Thanks, Julakim. That’s awesome. I’m brand new to blogging so I learned alot from you today. I really appreciate it. Glad I caught up with you while you were on holiday. Enjoy your vacation and the rest of the summer.

  5. Vicky,
    Your blog is great! What a superb job you’ve done creating it. I’m enjoying reading everything. I’ll bookmark it so I make a regular point of visiting.

  6. plunk says : I absolutely agree with this !

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