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... an hour, so I might as well head to the meeting spot and give myself time to grab a cool drink and relax.
The walking tour was actually led by a Chilean guy who has lived in Rio for 1.5 years. We walked along the Copacabana beach, around to Ipanema, finishing up at the Lake Lagoa. Lake Lagoa is huge, and will be used for events in the 2016 Olympic Games. Around 200 years ago, a man owned the lake, and his 38 years old daughter was engaged in a relationship with ...
... off. Close enough to keep me in the game. I swear he was laughing at me. Honest. It. Was. About me. Okay, fine. It was about them, and I was the stalker. Rather, admirer. Let's go with that! The gardens are very impressive. I felt totally safe there. It was a great way to spend the time. I then went back, had a piña colada at the pool and then made plans for tomorrow to go to Ilha ...
... Copacabana to Ipanema
To enjoy the afternoon to evening, we took a long walk along the beach from Copacabana to Ipanema, talking to workers along the way, including a beach cleaner, some fisherman, etc., among others. One of the fishermen was quite drunk and not very lucid.
The weather was great, about 73 or so and there were lots of people on the beach. On the last day, when we again came to Rio, ...
1st challenge is getting the body time clock to local time. Woke at 12 midnight unable to sleep and went down to the lounge room to surf the net. Managed to get back to bed by 2am and have some sleep. Woke around 6am and had early breakfast of cheese and ham on toast.
The day looked overcast but stable and around 25 degrees. View over the sea from our room was better after the nights rain.
Google map told me the walk to Botanical Gardens was do-able, ...
... lower trail is where you can access the boat trip into the falls (literally) and also the island in the middle of the park. Near the end of one of the trails there is a walkway that leads right under one of the smaller falls. Once you start walking down the stairs keep to your right and you will find it. There is also a great panoramic picture on the lower trail as well.
- Circuito Superior (Upper Trail)