Traveling is the path for peace on earth.

I used to have a fixed viewpoint about the world. I was born in Rio de Janeiro and I defined myself as Brazilian. By contrast, everything else was foreign.

What I was used to, I considered normal and foreign things were “weird”. I also was “trigger-happy” with criticism about other cultures.

But having been to 74 countries and seeing the beautiful diversity of humanity at work. Seeing that each culture is an answer to real challenges that were faced by a group of people in a specific environment. Has brought me a lot of hope!

Every culture is precious and unique. And I dropped some of my original programming and adopted behaviors from other cultures because they just work better for me. Re-shaping my personality by choice!

This has allowed me to perfect my life strategy. Traveling is like walking along a long buffet and picking my favorite foods, as opposed to eating the same “culture food”every day from my birth country.

If you are not traveling yet, hurry up! You are missing out!

You will love the freedom and the choices!

And as a by-product, you become more flexible, more understanding, more compassionate and more respectful of differences. These are all skills that mankind need to develop if we want to experience peace on this earth.

Your travels help not only you. It changes the world for the better!

Visiting Lugano in Italian speaking Switzerland.

We were very lucky to be there this spring in a beautiful sunny day!      Lugano is a lovely and mellow town. The food was awesome!

We came there by bus from Milan, Italy (about 2 hours). It was a non-eventful ride. We used Flixbus and we can totally recommend as a viable alternative to flying short distances or even taking the train.

We loved the lake side! Very well taken care of, and very lively in the spring.

Whenever we have a chance, we will definitely revisit Lugano.

Italian Switzerland is very nice. The hybrid culture of Italian and German creates a relax yet efficient society.

If you are planning a visit, 2 days would be enough time to get a good impression.

We took some nice shots at the lake side.