“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” I was 15 when I first read this quote. I didn’t even know back then that it was attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo. All I can remember is that […]
Traveling to Eat; Eating to Travel
It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop. July 25, 2011 Omskaya Oblast, Russia 10:00 PM It has been a productive afternoon. I’ve been sitting in the same spot the entire afternoon trying to finish […]
In a couple of days, the entire Muslim community around the world will observe the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is the time for fasting in commemoration of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. For us here in the […]
Escaderia Selaron and the entire neighborhood of Lapa and Santa Teresa might be tagged as the home of hipsters and weed junkies but what I would remember from the place more than the brightly colored tiles that Jorge Selaron patiently and meticulously rebuilt each step. For me, it is the home of passionate people.
Valentine’s Day. Heart’s Day. Global Single Awareness Day. Whatever you wanna call it, it is the time of the year again when everyone becomes affectionate, romantic and for some, depressed (even more). That single day when the world highlights the earthly definition and mere concept […]
For many, Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with Cristo Redentor, the Sugarloaf, or the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. While I agree that these places entice me to come and visit, I wanted to go to Rio to visit a favela (shanty town). Yes, that […]