The speed of things

Walking home from the train station I noticed how fast everyone was walking - way faster than me and I always thought I moved quickly.  Then I remembered being somewhere where people did the opposite, walked really slowly, so slowly that I had to slow myself down to fit in and not feel like I was rudely rushing through the city. I thought - where was that? Then I remembered - Rio de Janeiro, specifically.  South America in general. No-one rushes in South American cities, it's a totally different feel to New York, London or…

I wish I could travel to Rio…

Well have reached Buenos Aires and it looks amazing - but more of that later. Better not forget about Rio and my flying visit. Like Mike from the Monkees I wished I could travel to Rio and I did.  Because of the delay from Easter Island I only had 3 nights and 2 full days there so I didn't really get to see a whole lot of the city but the bits I did see were amazing. Visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue was an emotional moment for me - it was like walking into…