Letter to Lawrence

Hi Lawrence,

Lourençoyou were born the 3rd of June 2016 in a clear sky, Friday spring afternoon. The staff at Hospital S. Francisco Xavier was super and the birth was perfect, and if by chance one day you bump into nurse Fátima from obstetrics you give her a big hug.

I was very lucky to watch you born and cut the umbilical cord. Everybody told me that you born a very beautiful baby, but the most important thing for me is that you were born a healthy baby.

So first of all, welcome into this world 🙂

I wish your life to be full and long. Full with good people and good energy. I hope you will grow a kind-hearted, honest, correct, strong, intelligent, curious, deep and interesting person.

I don’t know when everything changed, but now every time I look at you, I see the whole universe, there are really no words to express these powerful feelings. And when you smile (and you do smile a lot) well I don’t care about anything else.

You are part of me and I am part of you. So, I make the this vote of protecting you forever. Any time you need me, I will be there.

With all my love, your old man,
Marco Gonçalves

Thailand holiday video recap

It’s been a busy year, and it took a while to the dust settled down and to reach the state of mind to compile and filter everything down to a short video.

No doubt, it’s a fabulous land, the video doesn’t even scratch the surface of the country, the people and the sensations overload.

Please enjoy it (I surely did), and for any tips or suggestions about Thailand please post in the comments or go to the detailed blog.


37A little bit older and wiser, the hair becomes less abundant yet more gray 🙂

Anyway the good in this year was all the good, hard, honest work put in my business. Sowing to harvest. Also the heavy workload helped in sharping my focus and energy.

The bad, was the loss of social life and the lack of time to feed my wanderlust.

Even if work frees the mind of negative toughs, I must start to look more and more to my bucket list as the expected lifetime is virtually at the middle…

My goals to this year:

  • keep on with the good, hard, honest work
  • actually bury up the bad business that I’m still associated with
  • change of house (Estoril to Lisbon everyday is becoming a heavy burden)

PS – The “surprise” birthday party was super.