One of those trips was a morning drive to Mambore for a live radio interview with Radio Uniao RM. I really wasn’t sure how interesting the interview would be with an interpreter, but I was up for the experience. And, I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
It wasn’t my first live radio interview. (And, I never thought I’d ever be able to say that.) Earlier in the year, I had a half hour interview in Liberia. But, I can easily tell you the biggest difference. This time, I sat in an air-conditioned comfort. There was no swelter, no sweat, and I wasn’t left alone in the room to wither and drip. I sat in the same room with my interpreter, the interviewer, my host, one of the painters from my first mural and her mother.
I must have done well on the radio.
The interviewer was so pleased. He had to give me a little walking tour of the neighborhood after the interview. And, that tour included something I’d been trying to find the entire time I was in the country – an old Brasilian cowboy! This guy heard the radio interview and came looking for me. I guess he liked what he heard as well. Regardless, I was thrilled to get his portrait.
I travel with a short “to do” list. I consider anything in addition to that list as dessert. Meeting such a friendly old cowboy after the interview was definitely the dessert to a very positive experience.