They’re two things I never do: spending a week in the same town while traveling, and visiting a Botanical Garden.
In fact, that’s a lie.
There’s a lot of things I never do, such as eating alive octopus. I never do that. (Why in hell, from all the possible examples, is it the alive octopus thing that came out first?!)
The reason why I never stay in the same town for a week is just because I feel like I’ll miss something. A part of me focus on productivity and standing still is not an option. Yet, I passed a whole week in Rio de Janeiro in March.
The reason why I never visit a Botanical Garden is because I just don’t get plants.
I judge them by their colors.
Does that make me racist?
So I was there, walking in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, completely wet because of the Waters of March Jobim talked about. I read somewhere that if you run through the rain, you’ll probably be as wet as if you walk. Despite that scientific fact, we pretty much always run. That day, I walked.
Plants don’t run. They do micro movements, follow the sun, and grow. They even grow without us noticing! Plants are ninjas.
I should visit botanical gardens more often but… maybe I need to see movements. I think it reassures me that life is happening.
I think that’s why I like to travel too.
Walking in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden thought me something about balance. The movement of my feet and the apparent stillness of nature create harmony in this noisy city.
I should do things I never do more often…
You might like these other posts about Rio de Janeiro:
- 8 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro – How to Stay Safe at the Beach
- Ain’t Just Beans and Rice – Discover Brazilian Cuisine
- First Impressions of Rio de Janeiro
- Getting the Carioca Vibe and Learning Samba in Rio de Janeiro
For more info: Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. (It’s only 7.00R$)
Thanks for posting such a great article. We’ve been to Rio a few times now and have yet to see the Botanical Gardens. Like you, we were not that enthusiastic because there is so much to see and do in Rio. However, two of our expat friends we get together with regularly, highly recommended the Botanical Gardens in Rio. They said it is a sight not to be missed! So, between them, and your blog post with amazing pictures, next trip Botanical Gardens here we come!
You should totally visit the Botanical Garden in Rio! It is supposed to be one of the most beautiful in the world. …as my knowledge of Botanical Gardens is very limited, I won’t prononced myself about it, but that’s what I heard. ;)
I heard a lot of good things about Singapore Botanical Gardens and, as I said, I think I should visit more of it. Thanks for sharing!