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 7 Comments
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 →
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
by Wolfram Mechelke 3 Comments
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 →
Sunday June 28th, 2015 by Wolfram Mechelke | 2 Comments
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.
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.