Exploring the forest
Floresta da tijuca ist ein großer Naturpark in Rio. Der Ausflug dorthin war ein sehr schönes Erlebnis: Ein Führer zeigte uns die wichtigsten Pflanzen und erzählte einiges über die Geschichte. Höhepunkt war der Aussichtspunkt Vista Chinesa! Es war ein richtig schöner Tag, auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!
Claudia Schulte, Germany.
Last Wednesday was Children’s Day in Brazil, and to celebrate this, we spent our day exploring the forest of Tijuca. The day dawned beautiful, with plenty of sunshine and few clouds, perfect for exploring the charms and curiosities of Rio’s nature. Many families like to go there to do picnic, hike and enjoy the day off.
When we got there the first thing we found was the Cascatinha Taunay, which is the largest and best-known cascade of the forest. There are many waterfalls and cascades, and during our tour, we visited some of them. In addition to the Cascatinha Taunay, we visited Cascata Gabriela and Cachoeira da Baronesa, which are very beautiful. We visited also the Capela Mayrink, which is a small and historic church into the forest.
The students had fun while doing the various trails through the forest. We saw some plant species, very large trees, fruits and interesting ways. We also talked with very old forest dwellers. These are people who have been there for a long time and know each corner there.
After visiting the immense forest of Tijuca, we went to the Vista Chinesa. There, we enjoyed the beautiful view of the city and rest a little, after all, our walk was long and we practiced too much Portuguese.