ADRIAN GOMIS EXPOSITO. Hi Luis! It’s a pleasure chatting with you. How are you doing?
LUIS FELIPE CHIARELLI. The pleasure is all mine. I'm well, thank you. Excited to show everyone the results of our work for this 5th edition of Yummy.
A.G.E. Tell us more about your childhood in a small town in São Paulo, Brazil, and how it was different from your current residence in Dublin, Ireland. What prompted this move and how has it impacted your life?
L.F.C. I grew up in a tiny town in the heart of São Paulo state, surrounded by nature – waterfalls, forests, and the sea. I was a super adventurous kid who couldn't get enough of the outdoors. I was part of the scouting movement from age 7 to 15, and my childhood was all about camping, hiking, and wild activities. When I turned 21, I realized that small-town life no longer suited me, so I moved to the big city. By the time I was 25, even the city felt confining. I had the itch to see the world, and Ireland offered me that chance. So, here I am since 2018, living out that dream.
A.G.E. Traveling seems to be one of your passions, and you are lucky to have a job that allows you to explore different places in Brazil and other countries. How did these experiences contribute to your passion for connecting with the world, and how do you incorporate this passion into your current lifestyle in Ireland?
L.F.C. Brazil is incredibly rich in cultural diversity, with traditions, clothing, cuisine, and ways of life varying significantly from place to place. This curiosity led me to connect with local residents, to understand and glimpse their reality. I've collected beautiful memories and made many friends along the way. The exchange of life experiences and energy with the people I meet on my journey makes me feel fulfilled. Ireland was my gateway to the outside world and is a country that welcomes immigrants from all continents, allowing me to immerse myself in this experience fully. And of course, the ease of travel adds to it.