Despite the violence Rio de Janeiro( Brazil) is a human city. People in the favelas as well as in the centre know each other and protect each other from violence. Walking in the old town of Lapa is a pleasure. In the many bars the famous samba is being played. And during carnaval the whole city is transformed into a cosy party. In the bloques as they are called, the inhabitants of Rio gather together to celebrate life in a tender an happy way.