Totally Recommended

Brazil

BardoCidao http://www.cidaobar.com.br Best little pub of traditional music in Sao Paulo. It is small. It is a gem. It is open ever day a week. Cidao died but nowadays the bar is run and owned by this widow Rose. It is where I celebrated my bday after my near death, and my book. Truly special place.

Casa do Nucleo http://www.casadonucleo.com.br It is way fancier then Cidao. But it is what it feels like to go to someone’s house to listen to music. Just great!

Margarida +55113289-6939 Best Masseuse I’ve ever been to. Thanks to her I am back to eating : ) She knows many techniques. Just really amazing and I found her by chance.

Sampape http://www.sampape.com.br  Are you in Sao Paulo? Do you want to know what the city is like? Look for these guys they have walks around the city. Look for Victor Mendes. He speaks English and he knows all about it. You can either join a tour or have a private one. They are really great!

Colombia

Eliecer Eilecer was my guide. He took me to the mountains when I could barely walk. eliecercastro1963@hotmail.com 3156218092

Thailand, Nong Khai

MutMee http://www.mutmee.com My home in Asia. It is just simply a very special place for no particular reason.

Visual Art and Design

GustavoSoares  Great artist in general. Just truly brilliant! I have seen music he has composed, drawings he had made, models he has built, he is meticulous about all that he does. He designed this book and above all has an amazing soul! www.ttid.com.br

Leila Alaoui Brilliant photographer. Always helped me to see borders in an artistic way. www.leilaalaoui.com

MouniaDadi

Met in the US, met again in Morocco when she had become a talented painter. She has a whole series of paintings that were inspired on me when I was sick during my stay at her house. A great friend.  www.mouniadadi.com

SandraNaxara http://www.sandranaxaramosaicos.com.br

We met by the Mekong. She gave me her art and the name to this book. The Mosaic in this book is made by pieces she collected by the Thames. They are the remains of china, pipes, that ended up travelling the river. In her words “They probably had a long journey before they ended up here in this mosaic.”

ThomazBondioli http://www.lotastudio.com  Brilliant conceptual artist.

ValerieCiriadès http://www.valerieciriades.com My childhood friend who was always an artist. Who is now a brilliant fashion designer and took in the huge challenge to draw in one night what she felt from chapter 16

Music

BenjamimTaubkin http://www.benjamimtaubkin.com

Met in a concert he organized in Sao Paulo. Great pianist.

Gabriel Deodato  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDs570CtcYBCRnCkiruUE4g?feature=watch

Brilliant musician made home to me at the bar do Cidao.

GaspardDeloison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSyfR1-a4E Met listening him playing Django by the Mekong. Absolutely talented composer though he can’t see it.

SabrinaRabello http://www.sabrinarabello.com

Met in the UK while she was doing her PhD in Physics bought a Piano and started to compose. Became my great friend.

SacudindooChoro http://www.sacudindoochoro.com

They play at the Bar do Cidao. They made home to me in Brazil.

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