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 [...]

Costa Rica, Costa Pobre

  Travelling to Costa Rica, was thrilled to immerse myself within a new way of life. Latin America was so different from any place I had experienced before, and working with people from a vastly different background allowed me to understand the true magnitude of global poverty. The suffering that I witnessed reached into my [...]