Everyone knows everyone


I feel another chart coming on. I arrived in Sao Paulo yesterday, welcomed by Walter, one of Dan’s (my Brazilian friend from Mexico) many nice friends. And it turned out that yesterday before leaving my hotel in Montevideo, I met a guy at the breakfast table who was from Peru and knows both of them. Later on, Walter realized that he knows my friend Thomas from Buenos Aires who I know through Javier (another friend from Mexico). And of course, being from Peru, Walter knows the entire gang I met while there, including Juan Carlos who I was with a few days ago. Whew. The world really is a tiny place (or my social slice of it quite rarefied. Or both.)

In any event, Walter took me out last night to have dinner and drinks with two friends of his, Gustavo and Anderson. I can’t get over how friendly and easy going the people seem here, including strangers. Usually in a lot of places like a bar, people seem to keep to their cliques a bit, but last night everyone was talking to everyone. There is a really nice energy here, I can tell already I am going to like it.

Now if I could just understand a little Portuguese…


  1. Juan Carlos says:

    El mundo es un pañuelo…. achis!

  2. Christian says:

    It seems like you are having fun already… :)

  3. Daniel says:

    By the way, I also know Thomas for years! I met him when he was living in Sao Paulo, I guess in 2004 or 2005! Really a small world!

  4. Walter says:

    Simplemente sorprendente como estamos tan cerca uno del otro… y realmente me quedé impresionado con las coincidencias de amigos con Stephen