Fun at Lagoa
Yesterday’s trip was filled with beautiful vistas of nature and the city with a touch of history for the area. The first stop was Parque de Catacumba, a relaxing natural park located across from Lagoa. After an envirgorating hike to the top, we were rewarded with breathtaking views of the park and Lagoa. Then we went to Lagoa to rent bikes and bicycle around the lake. What a refreshing experience it was! The Lagoa has many different things to do, like stop for a bite to eat, join in a sports game, exercise, walk, or just enjoy the views. We also saw some of the local wildlife, for example, a capybara grazing calmly by the lakeside as we were finishing the trip around Lagoa. Seeing Rio in this way reminded me of the amazing diversity here from wildlife, to landscape, to lifestyle.
Erin Hage, United States.