What is slam tourism?
Where and how only tourists around the world do not travel. Travel and event agencies are increasingly thinking about the question of how to diversify the rest of their clients as much as possible in their travels. Usually, they resort to the use of the so-called extreme types of tourism: rafting on mountain rivers, snowmobiling on the ice of a frozen lake, and horseback riding in the mountains. But relatively recently, such a concept as "slam" appeared in everyday life - which means "slum" in English, although slam tourism is still something other than just a trip to the poorest quarters of the world's cities.
Favela is the Portuguese name for the poorest areas of Brazilian metropolitan areas. There is no developed infrastructure, or sewerage, but in excess, there is a high level of crime. According to official statistics, about 65 million Brazilians (35% of the state's population) currently live in favelas.
Most of the inhabitants of the favelas fall in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In percentage terms, Belen is the leader among the favelas. There are also favelas in the capital of Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro, tourists have wanted to see the favelas since the early nineties. As a result of frequent excursions by "strangers", the local population has become accustomed to the company of slam tourists, and the number of attacks on them is also slightly reduced. In such areas, it has become popular to sell various relaxing herbs to "whites", ie The service market here is growing and developing rapidly!
It was only two years ago that slam tourism became commonplace in Bombay's poorest slums. Now here excursions take place three times a day and cost tourists eight dollars. This amount of money is impressive for the locals. The slums of Bombay are considered the largest not only in India but throughout Asia, which is probably why Bombay is the deserved capital of crime in India.
The slums of Bombay are smells, sounds, touches, and sights. From all sides, you will be surrounded by crowds of homeless children who will beg for alms and at the same time shout in unison, pull you by your clothes or bag, and even pinch your hands painfully. On the streets of the city, there are huge blockages of dirty plastic bags. People in the slums live in cardboard boxes.
Often such tourist trips are similar to mobile observation posts. For example, in the capital of India, Delhi, for only five dollars, you can observe the behavior of juvenile homeless children at the railway station for two hours. What is the purpose of such excursions? It is difficult to find the answer, but there are enough people who want to see it. Disadvantages Of Slum Tourism