Honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro: Botanical Garden

9 Dec

Moving on with the Rio de Janeiro posts (it’s been awhile)…

On the third morning of our trip, Jorge and I spent about an hour trying to figure out which was the correct bus to get to the Botanical Garden. After getting several different answers from several different people while trying to find out which one-way street was correct, we were finally on our way!

We passed through Ipanema and the uber-fabulous neighborhood of Leblon. I knew we’d arrived at the Botanical Garden when I saw several lines of the tallest palm trees I’ve ever seen just off to my left. (Palm trees don’t get that tall here in Cancun, aka Hurrican Territory!)

Here are the pictures! It only cost a few dollars per person, and it was a great way to spend a few hours:

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12 Responses to “Honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro: Botanical Garden”

  1. Raymundo December 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    How was the food? I imagine they eat alot of grilled meat in Brazil?

  2. Ashlie December 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm #


  3. lisa n javi December 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Beautiful Photos!

  4. Kathryn December 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Oh my god, those ARE huge palm trees! I’ve only seen the 10-15 ft. ones in Florida- those look like they’re about 50 feet tall! All your photos are gorgeous!

  5. Meredith December 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I love that garden. That’s actually where we went to celebrate when my husband got his fiance visa to emigrate to the US. We have good memories there.
    It’s definitely a must-to place to visit in Rio.

  6. Nikki December 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Cute dress! I thought of you last night while watching Breaking Dawn (for the 2nd time). They honeymooned in Rio too 😉

    • Laura in Cancun December 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

      It reminded me of our honeymoon, too!

      Our accommodations were mildly different, though.

      • Nikki December 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

        What no Isle Esme?! Well thank goodness the outcome of yours was different than theirs.

  7. Margaret@SingleandSane December 10, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Wonderful pictures. I’ll need to come back to visit this post when winter starts getting me down!

  8. Ang December 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    those are great – I love the ‘tunnel’ of trees!

  9. DM December 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    It’s absolutely gorgeous!!

  10. Ceri February 25, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Stunning pictures. Absolutely beautiful.

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