domingo, 20 de outubro de 2013

Pedra da Gávea

Pedra da Gávea

Located between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca, Pedra da Gávea is a granite rock that rises 842 meters above sea level. Very easy to identify because it is straight up. Is behind the hill two brothers when you look from zona sul (Ipanema, Leblon) Originally used as a look out for ships in the Atlantic, it's now popular with rock climbers and those who have a good shape to go all the way up in a trail! The view is a great reward.

view from Pedra Bonita
When you climb you can see this face up at the mountain
view from up Pedra da Gavea
after go up and climb a big rock a little help to get down. Better safe than sorry!

view from up Pedra da Gavea

Fabiana tourism guide

Hello Guys!
My name is Fabiana and I am the author of this blog.
I have decide to start this page because I love to travel. I am a journalist and a tourism guide.
I would love to talk about the all world! I am 35 years old and I have being abroad for the last 15 years. I have been to more than 20 countries and about 119 cities. I really love to travel and learn more about different countries and cultures but I was born in Rio de Janeiro, and now I am back. I am living here and I graduate as a tourism guide  so we will speak about Rio de Janeiro The Marvelous city!

Ipanema and Leblon Beaches

Ipanema & Leblon Beaches

Although the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon are just one long beach, they are divided at the watercourse coming from the lake.
In addition to the wonderful stretch of beach with great surf, lots of beach umbrellas and gorgeous people to watch we have a lot to talk about Ipanema.
Attention: The currents are deceptively strong and the water is normally cold.
The postos (posts) along sidewalk subdivide the beach into areas as diverse as the city itself:

  • Surfers enjoy the beach on the left, Arpoador area.
  • The GLS prefer to stay around Farme de Amoedo street.

During summer weekends, go early as it may be hard to find a spot on the sand in Ipanema but keep walking to the right and Leblon is also a beautiful place.

  • Posto 9, right off Vinícius de Moraes street, is Garota de Ipanema, which is where Rio’s most lithe and tanned bodies tend to migrate.
  • Posto 10, Anibal de Mendonça street, have more locals going to the beach.
  • Posto 8 further up is mostly the domain of favela kids.

On the weekends you will always see full of people playing volleyball and futêvoley (soccer + volleyball together) anytime.
Cariocas love their bodies and we are all very healthy so any time during day and night you can see people running on the bicycle path.

You can wander through the fashionable streets to discover chic boutiques, trendy restaurants and hip cafes. Days and night. On Sundays, there is a Feira hippie, the hippie market in Praça General Osório open during the day where handcrafts, clothes and souvenirs from Rio can be found.

Ludmila tourism guide

Hi, my name is Ludmila. My nickname is Ludy or Mila. I am a lawyer for 15 years and now decided to drop everything and become a tour guide because it is what I love to do. I worked as a lawyer in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro for a long period. However, as a tour guide is how I realize professionally. My specialty is the religious and the cultural tour.

My goal is to provide leisure, culture and entertainment for people who want to know the city, the history and curiosities of Rio de Janeiro.

Me and my friends from Rio FREE Walking Tour are waiting for you to enjoy a different and fun tour to discover why this town is considered Wonderful City!

Jefferson tourism guide

Hi, my name is Jefferson Silveira. I'm from Porto Alegre, south of Brazil. I came to live in Rio in 2008 after be graduated in law school. In the Marvelous City I have studied  Brazilian history, and decided to become a tourist guide in Rio de Janeiro. Today I work telling to tourists a bit of our rich history and many curiosities.

Welcome to the Marvelous City. We, from Rio Free Walking Tour, are waiting for you. History is the cultural foundation of a society, and that is the information that we intend to pass ahead. Knowing the Brazilian history, you can better understand our way of life. So, join us in a journey to the past, and also get tips to enjoy the present. I am waiting for you!