Articles By: MelanieK
“O povo está na rua, a luta continua!” As concerned Brazilian citizens jammed the city center during the June 2013 protests, they chanted that the “people have taken to the streets and will continue the fight!” In downtown Rio de Janeiro around 5pm, middle class Brazilians crowded the main thoroughfares of Avenida Rio Branco and [&hellip
Bikini tops strung around the flaps of a beach umbrella flutter in the ocean breeze as a vendor meanders the praia Ipanema, or the beach in Ipanema. On the sand, vendors sell everything from beach balls and congas, or sarongs used in place of towels, to smoothies made with Açaí, a berry native to Brazil, and coconuts with straws to sip the agua de coco.
Although little of São Paulo’s colonial architecture remains and a plethora of rectangular buildings have taken their place, giving rise to the “concrete jungle” image, the city’s charm is sprinkled throughout various bairros or neighborhoods
In a last-ditch effort to see all of the major tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, my friend and I went to visit the Palacio Paz near Plaza San Martin. While I had seen the building’s French architecture from the outside on several occasions and heard about the ornate décor inside, I was still impressed by the “recorrida,” or tour through the social halls
A coastal town known for its colorful murals decoratively painted on walls, sidewalks, lampposts, and anything else, Valparaiso, Chile is a charming, artsy town. My traveling companion and I decided it seemed like a geographic mix of San Diego beaches, the steep San Francisco hills, the Andalucían region of Spain, and a town in northern Israel.