“Now more than ever do I realize that I shall never be content with a sedentary life, and that I shall always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” – Isabelle Eberhardt Today in New York feels like the first real sign of spring. Just a gorgeous, breezy, sunny day topped with perfect blue … More Thoughts of a Sun-Drenched Elsewhere
I will admit, I’m a bit of a lower Manhattan elitist. Come Friday night, I’m perfectly happy in my East Village bubble, and I balk at the idea of going to bars that require much travel. Above 14th street? Playa please. Mid-town is for tourists and working drones. And you know I really care about … More Venturing Beyond Lower Manhattan and the Biggest Sandwich in East Harlem
Making good on the name of this blog, I’ve tried to take advantage of the last days of warmth this fall by wandering around the city. Sometimes if I think ahead, I’ve got my camera with me. This actually doesn’t happen very often. It’s cuz when it’s cold and gloomy out it’s also less motivation … More Snapshots of a Stroll from West Village to East Village
We’re currently having a cold front here in Rio: Whereas a week and a half ago it was 42 degrees (that’s a sweltering 107.8 degrees fahrenheit for all you Americans), it’s been around 22 degrees (71 degrees F) and rainy this week. So it’s a good time to reminisce about how summer should be here–although make … More Beach Scenes Part Dois
I recently met a couple who just moved here to Rio, and the girl in the couple asked me: “What is your absolute favorite thing about this city, or your favorite thing to do?” After a moment of hesitation–how can you possibly choose just one??–it occurred to me that I actually do, in fact, have … More Ipanema Beach. Sunday. Be There.
I discovered this place on my birthday, when I had much of the day free to do whatever I wanted with it. I had recently decided that I wanted to be as proactive as I could about living in Rio–going to see places I’d never been, and exploring places on my own. So that afternoon … More Favorite Spots: Parque Lage
I’m sorry I’m not sorry that my blog has only been about Brazil for the past two months (1.5 of which, I wasn’t doing any blogging…), but here’s some more! I’ll keep this short and sweet, i.e. more pics: Turns out Brazilian kids are the cuuuutest!! (Cue female blogger whose ovaries are exploding… kidding. Don’t … More Photo Op: Faces of Brazil