Brazil’s Forbidden Snake Island

There are a few spots around the world where no ordinary civilians are allowed to visit. Area 51, Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and Mezhgorye in Russia are all renowned for their secrecy. Providing a source for a constant stream of conspiracy theories. Ilha de Queimada (Snake Island), off the coast of Brazil, is […]

View of the Rocinha Favela

Walking around Rocinha | Brazil (Pictures)

Pictures from a trip walking around Rocinha, Brazil’s largest Favela. Nearly 100,000 people live in the Favela, among its steep slopes and crowded, narrow streets.  Like most slums, it began life as a shanty town, which grew to over 150,000 population in the 00’s.  Despite warnings from the police and government, tourists still venture into […]

The Yemanjá Festival | The Goddess of the Sea

The Yemanjá Festival, one of the most extravagant Brazilian festivals. People come to dance and pay homage to the Goddess of the Sea. The Yemanjá Festival (or Lemanjá) is the most important religious festival in Brazilian culture.  In light of this,  celebrations occur all over Brazil.  Most notably in Rio de Janiero and Salvador.  So […]