“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 […]
Tag: Rio de Janeiro
“Did you realize that a single carabiner was holding your life the entire time?” a freakish friend told me as I showed him my video. I honestly never thought about it until I watched the video again. I was tagged the “Crazy Asian” over the years […]
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.
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 […]