The colorful world of Selaron


"My tribute to the Brazilian people."


That is what Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón called this set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro: the Escadaria Selarón or Selaron Stairs.

I was like a kid in a candy store as we ogled at the colorful staircase located in the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.  I couldn't even decide which part of the distinctive landmark I would photograph first!

Like a kid in a candy store.

Into the cascades: A journey to Iguazu Falls




"Poor Niagara!" 

That's what United States First Lady Eleonor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed upon seeing the Cataratas do Iguaçu or the Iguazu Falls which is located in the Brazilian sate of Paraná.

With 275 drops, this UNESCO World Heritage site is higher and wider than the Niagara. (Read more here.)  I have never seen the latter so I have no point of comparison.  But to say that we had an adventure when we went to Iguazu Falls?  That's definitely a huge understatement.