Hello World! In case you’re interested, here’s a little about me:
My family and I travelled a lot when I was young: most of Europe, Egypt, Jerusalem, The Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa. From an early age I was introduced to diverse cultures and delicious foods and this gave me the desire to discover more. As you may have noticed, the list of countries above doesn’t include any from Latin America and it was for this reason that I set out in 2009 on a 4 month trip to what my father referred to as “The Unknown Continent”.
Rio is an adventure that is continually unfolding. There are plenty of challenges – the language, the isolation from my friends and family back in England, the cultural differences to name a few. But every week I discover something new – new words and phrases, neighbourhoods, the history, the politics, the music and the food!
I’ve been here in Rio since 2010 and although I’ve learned a lot, I still have a lot to learn. So I have decided, as they say, to share.