The Escadaria Selarón

The Escadaria Selarón is a beautiful work of art bordering the neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. It consists of 215 steps, leading to the Convent of Santa Teresa. The artist, Jorge Sealrón, moved to Lapa in the 1980s, where he fell in love with the Brazilian culture and decided to stay. In 1990, [...]

Full Monty at The Breakfast Club

On our final morning in London, we visited an adorable "caf", The Breakfast Club, in Soho.We enjoyed a full English breakfast, or the "Full Monty", including black sausage, fried bread, bacon, mushrooms, fried eggs, and tomatoes. One of my favorite things about this cute breakfast spot is that customers can decorate the wall with their [...]

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles was absolutely beautiful. This elaborate structure has a history as rich as the royals who once resided there, and has served various roles in French society across the decades.   Dauphin, the future Louis XIII, first came to Versailles for a hunting trip in 1607.  At the time, Versailles was just [...]

The True Beauty of the Musée d’Orsay

Our first evening in Paris, we visited the Musée d'Orsay. Constructed in a former train station and hotel, this place holds awe-inspiring works, such as those of Monet and Van Gogh. It really made me appreciate the higher level of human understanding that art allows us to access. At first, looking at paintings can seem [...]

You Did Well, Jonghyun

Kim Jonghyun: you did well, you did so well. Thank you for sharing your life, your passion, and your music with us. SHINee's music has actually changed the course of my life. Introducing me to K-Pop and Korean culture, your hard work means so much to me and many others. Your lyrics have connected with [...]