Brigadeiros at the Confeitaria Colombo

Of course, one of the best parts of traveling is trying new foods. One of my favorites from Brazil was Brigadeiros. The name translates “brigadier” in English, which is believed to reference Eduardo Gomes, a popular Brigadier in the Brazillian Air Force in the 1940s. They were traditionally prepared by a “doceira” (a woman that made candies [...]

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, [...]