São Paulo / Recife & Olinda
…there is truly no better way to tell that story.
First in São Paulo at the beautiful house of my ‘cousin’ - the weather was rather bad so besides a busy crossroad full of restaurants I have not seen anything of the city. But I had a great relaxing time, delicious food, and very nice company.
Next and also ultimate stop for ‘the Perch’ – Recife. Visiting a good friend from my ERASMUS time in Rotterdam. I experienced a very warm welcome by André and his family.
We went two days to Olinda which is about 20 minutes away for the big street carnival party. Some of Andre’s friends have rented a house in the middle of the whole celebration with food (even a cook) and all you can drink beer… It was wild! But actually it’s not that different from so many other street festivals / carnivals in Switzerland.
8 month in a nutshell: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
So my journey through America came to an end. And this is all right. After 6-7 month I became ready to return to beautiful Zurich – home sweet home! Nevertheless this trip was a blast!! I don’t want to miss any day of it.
To have a good overview of my road I took the time to adjust my travel map to actual locations. However, I could not be bothered with adjusting all the dates and means of transport. So this is the road I chose in the end. It may seem a bit chaotic in the south but believe me it made sense at the time:
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” Further than all the fantastic sceneries of nature and nice cities I saw in ‘the new world’ the people are what really count. And I had a lot of memorable moments with good friends who I hope I have not seen for the last time in my life…
So after about 4 weeks at home I made it and put my last entry for this blog online… Thank you for following my trip!
“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”