Beyond my understanding…

Yesterday I was in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A city with 20 million inhabitants… 20 million! My country does not even reach that quantity, let alone a city in my neighborhood. The size and structure of the city are simply mesmerizing. Traveling from one side of the city to the other can take up to hours… Not strange that I was a bit worried meeting a friend over there. Turned out that my hotel and her house were only a few blocks apart… talking about luck. Went to a small pub first, followed by an Italian restaurant for some pizza and rede wine. Very nice and kind of awkward sitting there with someone who normally is about 10.000 km away from you.

Before this meal, in the late morning and afternoon, I visited the Ibirapuera Park. Most buildings and the park itself being designed by the famous Oscar Niemeyer it certainly is worth visiting. Besides that, it has 3 museums of which I visited 2 ( the third one being closed…). Parks in Brazil are really used, I mean, not just for a stroll. People walk, run, bicycle, mono-cycle, skate, skateboard, breakdance, sing, act, anything. Watching people being one of my hobbies, you can understand I really enjoyed myself. Hope to get back there soon, but right now working here is important, so I just do my thing and see how things evolve once I am home again. But Brazil certainly is high on my list of countries to reside in for a period of my life.

Originally, this post appeared on HalfTrue, yet the domain "" and the accompanying pseudonym "tzar" were lost… somewhere along the mystical paths of the interwebs.

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