Photo: Thomas Yau
Read the interview South China Morning Post
How much calm do I feel.
China was a big experience as a traveler in many ways, that I only understood when I got in Japan.
At this point of my life, far away from my hearted family, the strangers I met wherever I am, are the only ones that connect into my feelings.
Um mês na Mongolia passa num instante. A ampla natureza deste país é algo magnetizante e que definitivamente fez-me perceber que também fui concebido para viver no meio selvagem.
E assim termina uma das mais longas e emocionantes viagens da minha vida.
Foram meses e meses, pela a Europa, com dois jovens de 64 anos, que por sinal são os meus pais. Agradeço a coragem deles, por se terem aventurado comigo e hoje sabermos apreciar o tempo de outra forma.
Genoa – the first shocks
Genoa has as many motorbikes as Holland as bycicles. The difference is in the civility and organization, obviously lacking in the well known and chaotic Italian traffic.
Cars wander through the roads, regardless of limits of rules.
I was already a grown-up, but I still got annoyed with the old rhymes: “Luís, Luís has broken his nose”, or the more frequent one “Luís, Luís has been to Paris” – that one would be mighty annoying, as it got me so indignated.
The sketches of my incredible trip in Poland. I will never forget my experience in Auschwitz and Birkenau. I made my silent in memory of the massacre, while i was sketching and living those times. But Poland is so much more then memories and war, that I will visit this country after my big trip with a lot of more time.
How many times did you find yourself thinking about life with tears in your eyes, about to break the wind that pushes you back? How many times have you felt worried sick, pushing through to get rid of suffering, so that you can find immediate pleasure, security and comfort?
My parents’ arrival to the final trajectory of my personal odyssey felt like celebrating Christmas in February. They brought codfish, olives, cabbage, oranges, custard pastries, strawberries with cream, shrimp with mayonnaise, toasts with salted butter and cerelac…