What can we as travelers do to respect and protect cultural heritage? How do we know if we are supporting the right tour companies and are doing what its best to the host country’s economy? Should we take tours to rural villages in Africa, visit slums in India and favelas in Brazil?
I first met Vera in Bairro Alto about five years ago in one of her exhibits. Her portraits showed people from the inside out (stripped but not vulnerable), that natural and clear. This, to me, is Vera’s signature.
“Nick Suave” may be his stage name but he’s far from being a presumptuous rock star who is too full of himself, with the proverbial stick up where the sun doesn’t shine.