By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the countryside of northern Rio State, the village of Aldeia Velha is a natural gem with well preserved rivers, waterfalls and forests. What's best, the place is only 1.5 hours from the city of Rio and is still little known among Cariocas and travelers.
Aldeia Velha, also known as "Quartéis", is situated in Serra do Mar (Mar's Mountain Range), between the municipalities of Casimiro de Abreu and Silva Jardim.
With only eight hundred inhabitants, Aldeia Velha moves in a calm, chilled pace one hardly sees . . .