Paul: Different cultures tend to have different customs. In my country, we shake hands to say hello or when we meet someone.
maria olinda alencar: Well, here the tradition is to kiss people twice on the cheeks when you meet them. We rarely shake hands.
Paul: I love cultural diversity and melting pots. Please tell me about the traditional gastronomy in your culture.
maria olinda alencar: The typical cuisine is very healthy; olive oil is an integral part of all dishes.
Paul: What about folk music, is it popular?
maria olinda alencar: Music is very diverse. Multiculturalism is what makes our artistic and musical heritage so unique.