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Sunday July 5th, 2015
by Wolfram Mechelke
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Rio de Janeiro – good to know – power and wifi at Rio Galeão Tom Jobim international airport

For the traveler these days it is very important that smartphone or tablet is working whether it is an iPhone, iPad or Android from Samsung. For this you need two things: power and wifi. Rio international airport is providing a … Continue reading

Sunday July 5th, 2015
by Wolfram Mechelke
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Rio de Janeiro – Confeitaria Colombo an experience you should not miss

Confeitaria Colombo – an icon in Rio On each map of the tourist office you find this historic cafe. The famous Confeitaria Colombo was established more than 100 years ago. And to go there is worthwhile, not only because there … Continue reading

Monday June 29th, 2015
by Wolfram Mechelke
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Rio de Janeiro – Escadaria Selaron – Selaron Steps

Close to the central entertainment district LAPA travelers will find the Escadaria Selaron -Selaron steps.The colorful tiled staircase is very popular for a selfie. Back in 1990 the chilean born artist Jorge Selaron began to redesign the steps in the … Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro – Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico)

Sunday June 28th, 2015 by Wolfram Mechelke | 2 Comments

Alley with palm trees Botanical Garden Rio de Janeiro

Alley with palm trees Botanical Garden Rio de Janeiro

Those who want to take a time out from the city will find a calm spot in the Botanical Garden of Rio.
You can easily get there with the local buses. We took the Bus 569 from the center at LAGO DO MARCHADO stopping right in front of the garden.

Busroute 569 to the Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro – map showing LARGO DO MARCHADO – JARDIN BOTÂNICO

With the bus you travel first to the groundstation of the Corcovado railway and then you cross the tunnel. Leaving th tunnel the bus is heading for LEBLON. You are on Rua Jardim Botânico – the botanical garden street already. The garden is opposite the area of the Jockey club of Rio.

Botanischer Garten Rio de Janeiro

Botanischer Garten Rio de Janeiro

Admission to the garden you get for 9 BRL. (exchange rate EUR 1 = BRL 3.5157). European Central Bank – exchange rate. operating hours: tuesday till sunday 8.00 a.m. till 5. p.m..

 

central fountain inside the botanical garden

central fountain inside the botanical garden

You will see only a small part of the huge territory with 6.500 different species. A very nice site with big trees, water and many birds.

gigantic roots - botanical garden of Rio

gigantic roots – botanical garden of Rio

birds in the botanical garden

birds in the botanical garden