Petropolis is a colonial town in the mountains, it's a lovely bus ride about an hour away from the centre of Rio.
I mostly took photos of the beautiful, big colonial houses, here they are.
We had great fun here deciding which houses we wanted to live in.
We also paid our 5 reals (about £1.50!) and climbed up lots of stairs, to visit the home of Alberto Santos Dumont, which was lovely.
And I saw a humming bird too!
I was very happy in Petropolis. It was lovely and clean, there were less people and the people that were there were moving a lot slower than those in the centre of Rio. I am not a city girl! It was cooler here too, my Brazilian hosts were shivering and miserable in the 22 degree weather, but I was glad for a break from the heat! (It is coming up to winter in Rio, but the temperatures were around 27 - 33 degrees celsius each day while I was there, too hot for me!).