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THE VIEW AND FRESH AIR FROMTHE MOUNTAINS
In a nutshell
For the interesting in long tracks or *all by
myself * tracks: it's not a shame to admit that the place requests a map and even more than one and PREVIOUS look at it
( for long tracks--pls do not start checking the map at the park itself!!!Even if you're a tourist from other countries,maps are available in all languages I can remember,and the good hotels in Rio should have plenty of information at the councierge desk!!)
The park offers splendid cristal water at its waterfalls and cascades along the tracks BUT..the big storms are very frequent in this area,and it can happen very sudden,and,when it happens,the water coming from the high parts of the mountains,flows down the ways in such power that many tragedies occured here!!
If the weather is unstable,it'll be better not to swin in the cascades or small lakes and even not to approach those areas!!!
Written Sep 17, 2002
For all ages,from short tracks to long ones
(from Teresopolis to Petropolis can take 2 or 3 days,or even more!!)
Equipment: Long/short tracks:good shoes,special for this sport.
Long tracks:good backpack,where you can put everything and also be able to walk somehow comfortably,in it:at least one good coat,raincoat,bathsuit,camping equipment,food enough for twice the time you plann,first aid bag,hat,sandals for swim in the waterfalls and cascades as the rocks can make you a hard time to stand in the water!
Written Sep 17, 2002
Favorite thing: The name Teresopolis was given to the village in hounour of Empress Teresa Cristina,wife of emperor Don Pedro II.
The treasures of this place are its nature and also its rich gastronomy experience!!
Teresopolis is the higher city in the state of Rio (910 m heigh ).
The National Park ( *Dos Orgaos* )brings to the area tourists from Brazil and abroad,specially those who apreciate the fauna & flora so characteristic of the Atlantic Forest.
The people from Rio use to go to Teresopolis & Petropolis in the winter,the only oportunity we have to dress some kind of winter clothes.
For those looking for a romantic honey moon,it's definately the place!
PICTURE:Dedo De Deus.
Fondest memory: We used to celebrate my birthday there,and it always reminds me when all the family were together!
Written Feb 25, 2003