Rio de Janerio was successful in connecting together nature and people and at the same time in preserving the nature at its untouched style. Tijuca Forest in Portuguese Floresta da Tijuca a tropical rainforest in the middle of the hectic city. It is claimed to be the world’s largest urban city. The forest connects various neighborhood and favelas, like Barra da Tijuca that has an entrance to the beautiful beaches and the same neighborhoods acts as a pass way to the Christ Retender.

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Pedra do Telegrafo, sunrise trekking

Nature in Rio is mesmerizing. Many people are fond of trekking and mountain climbing. I also took advantage of it and decided to climb several mountains. The best views of the whole city can be seen from a very well known place, called Sugarloaf, which in fact, once was an island and was artificially connected to the mainland at the beginning of the industrialization period. Moreover, Largo Machado, the famous heart-shaped lake in the middle of Rio, is also artificially created. Despite the very famous track of taking pictures from the Sugarloaf, I decided to take the unknown track. Two such tracks “Dois Hermanos” (twin brothers) and “Pedra do Telegrafo” were discovered with the help of local cariocas (people born in Rio de Janeiro). After the two-hour hike up the hill/mountain, I could view amazing sunset and sunrise. The views are unforgettable. The way Rio is shaped and made of many hilly islands makes it one of the unique place on Earth.

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Pedra do Telegrafo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil