Ok, something a little different this week as today’s blog is a guest post by Lidi Albuquerque. Lidi is a Paulistano and translator who currently lives in New York, and having read my blog she invited me to take a look at her post about visiting Sampa after a two year absence. I think you’ll see that she shares many of the frustrations and affections about SP that I’ve often written about myself.
Anyway, without further ado, enjoy…(The original copy in Portuguese can be found at the bottom of the page).
Back to the Pauliceia…
Ticket in hand, bags packed… expectation and anxiety added to my luggage; everything is ready. Here I go, back to Brazil after two years of absence. When the plane begins to unveil my immense São Paulo, a smile starts to form and that “it’s good to be home” feeling starts to grow; a feeling that many exiles know so well. Even though I’ve lived in the US for eight years, five of them in New York, Brazil still is home to me. Continue Reading