Monthly Archive: March, 2013

The Waters and Islands of Guanabara Bay

By Peter Janos Kurz. From the time of native Tupi-speaking Tamoio Indians to today’s age of cosmopolitan visitors, Baia de Guanabara’s more than 15 major islands have provided fascinating places from which to view Rio’s magnetic outline.

Mistreating Rio’s Trees

One of Rio’s most attractive features is its trees. The city is covered with them, though the number of species used for the streets is limited, whereas Rio’s Jardim Botânico has over 6000 species of trees and plants.