The Cascatinha Tunay is the first attraction of the Tijuca Forest - the largest urban forest in the world and the green that dominates the landscape of Rio de Janeiro.Access is by road the Barra da Tijuca, entering through the Praça Afonso Viseu in Alto da Boa Vista . It has a parkinglot , bar, shop for handicrafts and , best of all, tranquility . Taunay was a French painter who was part of the mission of artists with D. John VI in 1816 .His family owned the property where there is a waterfall down the road. Going left or going down the trail parking lot, you get to a garden where you can see the waterfall beneath a very beautiful old bridge .
SANTA TEREZA ,SUGAR LOAF,CANDELÁRIA CHURCH A SPECIAL TOUR WITH MARISA AND DANIEL FAVRE FROM ARGENTINA
SANTA TEREZA TRAM
Santa Teresa is a district located on the hills close to the city center . We can walk on narrow streets and see the old buildings with a charming neighborhood dated back to the 18th century. It feels like time has stopped and it preserves aspects of the old River and there is history in every corner . Writers and artists have been always been attracted to Santa Teresa .It has an architectural and rich culture seen in the eyes of the heart .
The Flea market is open every Sunday from 7:00am to 9:00pm without exception since 1968 , it is located on General Osorio Square at the end of "Visconde de Pirajá" street , where it intersects with "Teixeira de Melo" street
on this fair you can find typical food from Bahia
Bahia (Portuguese pronunciation: ¨ baˈi.a ¨ is one of the 26 states of Brazil, and is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Atlantic coast.
It is the fourth most populous Brazilian state after São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, and the fifth-largest in size. It is also one of the most important states in terms of history and culture in Brazil, and is comparable to Pernambuco in Brazil's Northeast Region.
Bahia's capital is the city of Salvador, or more properly, São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, and is located at the junction of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of All Saints. The name "bahia" is an archaic spelling of the Portuguese word meaning "bay" and comes from All Saints' Bay, first seen by European sailors in 1501.
It was in Bahia, the region of Porto Seguro and Santa Cruz de Cabrales, the fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral arrived in 1500, marking the discovery of Brazil. On 1 November 1501, the Genoese navigator Amerigo Vespucci discovered the Bay of All Saints. The village formed in these banks became the first seat of the government-general, Tomé de Sousa arriving in 1549 to fill the position. Known as the "Land of Happiness", that because of its gay population and festive events that contribute to its high tourist potential, which has been little explored by its coastline, the largest in Brazil, Chapada Diamantina, Recôncavo and other natural beauty and historical and cultural value.
1 pound black-eyed beans
salt to taste
water palm oil for frying
200 grams of dried shrimp
salt and pepper to taste
ACARAJÉ: Let the black-eyed beans soaked in water until tender (about 6 hours). Drain water and leave the beans in stone with the roller. Then remove the peel and black dots. Pass in the blender with the onion and a little water. Remove from the blender and place in a bowl beat with a wooden stick. Season with salt and fry by spoonfuls into oil palm hot.
SAUCE: Beat in a blender pepper, onion and a little water, then add the dried shrimp turning the blender to mix only, without dissolving the shrimp completely. Take fire for cooking and drying. Finally, add the olive oil. Cut tamales in half without separating the two halves, fill in and serve hot, immediately after removing from the fire.
I even tried to play some Brazilian instruments made of coat of coconut wood
this is a place where the native jewelry are made from annatto seeds, beans, bark typical of Brazil,tourists can by all sort of things from t-shirts to jewelry, handicrafts, musical instruments, belty purse, suitcase,hats
Sugar Loaf is one the most visited tour attraction in Rio de Janeiro from the cable car you can see a wonderful view it was inaugurated on 27 October 1912 has became a trade mark of the city in all those years the cable car has received personalities from all over the world like Einstein in 1925 , John Kennedy , actors like Roger Moore , Brook Shields , Gina Lollobrigida and others .
Augusto Ferreira Ramos imagined an aerial way to the Sugar Loaf in 1908 and in 1910 the construction of the first Brazilian cable car was iniciated now in 2009 the company decided to install a new and modern cable car holding 75 passengers
Adeulina enjoyed a lot our full day tour starting at Sugar Loaf
the climbers choose this Mountain to enjoy the view of Guanabara Bay and the Yach Club
The tour was on Independence Day we went to downtown at Praça XV to see the ferry leaving to Niterói , it was not too sunny but a pleasant day for a tour
The fisherman with their boats at the entrance of Guanabara Bay byside de habour in downtown area
The Albamar Restaurant on Praça XV , they serve nice seafood and Internacional Cuisine and has a very old construction
The niciest couple I have met from Ireland in a picture with the
Sugar Loaf Mountain
This is me Diana
Together with my friends I went for a walk in downtown area and we passed by the Tirandentes Palace , downtown Rio ( it´s the home of the Assembléia Legislativa do Rio de Janeiro -The Rio de Janeiro Legislature building it was built in 1922 has several politics elements as the Tiradentes Statue - a Brazilian Independence heroThe Arquicheture of the first Centro Cultural of Bank of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro built in 1880 and in 1989 was converted into a Cultural Center that today consists of two Theaters , four exhibition halls a computerized library with over than 100.000 volumes , an auditorium , video rooms and has a wide variety of cultural offerings we had a wonderful Brazilian coffee in one of the greatest coffee shop in the area where we could read many interesting books