Rio de Janeiro / Brazil · 2014   The roofs of the favelas glistened in the evening sun

To me Brazil was...

 

... arriving on a 48h bus · the notion that Portuguese looks like Spanish but doesn't sound like it · an ethnic blend unique within South America · walking through merciless tropical downpour for hours · a witch and a patrol boat · stunning panoramas and drab close ups in Rio · three-story bunks · favelas glistening in the evening sun · fleeing from the soccer world cup.

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a glimpse

 

The city's antagonist was pristine.

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Ilha Grande / Brazil · 2014

What an artsy cool kid metropolis; I don't know what fascinated me more - the idea to turn a stair set into a giant work of art or the art itself.

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Rio de Janeiro / Brazil · 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Ilha Grande / Distracting Convenience

outrunning comfort to create memorable moments

 

Alas, convenience wanted me back in its enclosing walls for the same reasons it always does – for all the wrong reasons, distracting us from the bigger picture...

Rio de Janeiro / No Hard Feelings

distinguishing between place and experience

 

...our feelings and notions of a place are only as good or bad as our experience there. My harshest criticism towards many travelers and especially the ones armed with blogs – that they don’t distinguish between a place and their experience there...

 

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