Jardim Botanico

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  • Day8

    Botanical Gardens

    November 10, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Today we took a trip to the main botanical gardens within Río, which sits infront of the famous Tijuana forest behind it (3rd largest urban rainforest in the world, with a unique favela within its depths). Beautiful flora and forna, such a vast mix and with alot of wildlife on the rainforest side of the gardens.Read more

  • Day8

    Orchid Gardens and Around the City

    November 9, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Love orchids so much, so was glad to see they had a dedicated orchid garden / greenhouse with the botanical gardens. Beside the gardens we have come across alot of orchids within the city too; mainly growing on trees for decoration and peace lilies are seen alot here tooRead more

  • Day2

    Jardin botanique, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil

    March 27, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Après 11 km (au total sur la journée) a de marche sous une température plutôt chaude (29 ºC), nous sommes arrivés au jardin botanique. Nous y avons vu de petits ouistitis. C'était rigolo de les voir sauter de branche en branche. Nous avons aussi vu de plus grands singes en liberté. On les a vus se nourrir. Il y avait aussi des abeilles beaucoup plus petites que celles que l'on trouve en France.
    Nous avons vu de grandes allées de palmiers et de jolies fontaines. Le jardin botanique  date du début du du 19ème siècle à l'époque où Napoléon avait envahi le Portugal. Le roi du Portugal s'était donc réfugié au Brésil. Il prenait un bain de mer tous les jours et tout habillé. Il avait demandé à ses jardiniers de lui faire un jardin botanique. Quand la guerre fût finie, il ne voulut pas retourner en métropole, estimant que, le Brésil étant aussi le Portugal, il pouvait tout aussi bien gouverner de Rio qu'il aimait tant.

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  • Day2

    Le Pokemon d'Amérique du Sud

    March 27, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Dès que nous ​le pouvons, nous allons à la chasse aux pokémons.

    Scarhino est le Pokémon d'Amérique du sud. Mais il a des noms différents dans tous les pays. Scarhino​ est son nom français. Ce Pokémon est doté d'une force extraordinaire qui lui permet de projeter ses ennemis très loin grâce à ses cornes. Ses pieds sont munis de griffes qui lui permettent de tenir parfaitement sur le sol et sur les arbres​. Ça lui est bien pratique pour récupérer le miel dont il raffole.

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  • Day4

    Day 3 - Rio

    April 6, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Having fully mastered the metro in Rio we decided to give the bus a go to visit Jardim Botanico. Fortunately for us, we had the nicest bus driver ever who shouted down the bus when we tried to get off the bus a stop early and then when we did get off, kept beeping his horn and pointing us in the right direction towards the botanical gardens!

    Within the first five minutes we spotted a hummingbird and 2 toucans! We didn't spot anymore for the rest of the time we were there so we felt very lucky to see them!

    The gardens were absolutely beautiful!

    This afternoon we did a walking tour of the Rocinha favela. Our guide was a chap called Wellington who used to live in the favela. The locals travel up and down the favela on mototaxi's so in order for us to get a true taste of favela life we jumped on the back of a bike and were driven up to the top of the mountain, weaving in and out of traffic and pedestrians. Literally everyone in the favela travels this way, including little old ladies with their groceries! Crazy!

    From the top you had an amazing view over the city and could see the contrast between the favela and the city. From the top, we walked back down through narrow streets between the houses which are all built on top of each other. We learnt a lot about the history of the favela and the way of life there. The government provides the favelas with water and electricity but in order to connect a home to the grid the locals connect themselves to the main power lines. The result is a messy spider web of wires travelling in all directions. Whilst we were there we saw a man on a step ladder with a pair of pliers playing around with the wires - terrifying!

    Tomorrow we leave Rio and head to Ilha Grande. Our parting thoughts on Rio are that it is a much friendlier city than the horror stories portray. We haven't felt unsafe at all and have really enjoyed our time here.
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  • Day105

    Rio de Janeiro - Jardim Bôtanico

    December 9, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    The Botanic Garden of Rio was opened to visitors already 200 years ago. It is huge and with an impressiv aisle of palm trees beautiful made. When we left the park we surprisingly discovered a turtle laying eggs. It was an amazing experience to be part of this process.Read more

  • Day5

    Lagoa und Botanischer Garten

    February 22, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Gott sei dank ist in Rio an jeder Ecke ein Berg damit man sich alles von oben anschauen kann und natürlich darf der Sport nicht fehlen damit wir nicht noch mehr in die Breite gehen.

  • Day4

    Day 4

    May 28, 2018 in Brazil ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    This morning I tested a cafe which Maira recommended me for breakfast and it was way better than the breakfast in the hostel. Afterwards I went to a place called Cachoeira dos Primatas. This is a short hike (about 30 minutes one-way) close to the city on the bottom of the Corcovado mountain (where the Christ statue is on the top) to a small waterfall. On the way up through a residential area I met Cesar who showed me the way. He stayed at the beginning of the trail and waited for a friend. So I climbed up to the waterfall and the first time since I arrived in Rio I was completely alone although it is not very far away from civilization. I enjoyed the nature around me and after it started to rain a little bit I headed down again. On the way down I met Cesar again, he explained me how to get to Parque Lage. This is a nice park with a colonial style manor in the middle and a great view to the Christ Statue. After a while I made my way back to the hostel. I met Natalia from Argentina and she speaks English, the first one in the hostel. All the other guests are from South America and speak only Spanish or Portuguese. We went to have dinner and after that I had my first Caipirinha since I am in Brazil :-)Read more

  • Day3

    Bikes, beaches and botanical gardens

    April 22, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We rented two bikes and set out to ride the entire length of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, then up around the lagoon to the botanical gardens where we figured there would be shady trees - it's 35C and this is autumn.

    Four hours and 20 km later we have the bikes back and enjoyed sunset on Copacabana. When we got back our hosts invited us to join them in caipirinhas and canapés as they had three friends coming over. We had a lovely evening swapping travel stories, gaining insight into Brazilian culture, politics and trying to explain British customs.
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  • Day96

    Christo Redentor

    February 26, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Famous statue overlooking Rio, facing the harbor with arms open in welcome and blessing. Clouds were around the statue, with one side of the mountain fully fogged in. So here are pics of the statue and of the view over Rio.Read more

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Jardim Botanico, Jardim Botãnico

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