.. the young girlfriend of my wife’s cousin told me at a part in São Paulo, “there are only old people there.” In a way she is right, there are many people here. Santos is a bit like Miami: retirement paradies for old Paulistas. Walking through Santos however the population seemed pretty normal to me. Then I realized, that the referene frame has changed. Wikipedia confirmed my thought: the average age of people in Germany is at about 43 years which made me young (or at least: on average). The average age in Brazil is 27 years. Travelling a couple of thousand miles for about 14 hours indeed made me an old man….

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