Hi all! I must apologize for the radio silence. How does one keep up a blog about adventures in Brazil when one is no longer in Brazil?? I have been thinking on this myself, and don’t have all the answers. But, it occurred to me that even though I am no longer in Brazil, I AM still having adventures. So I figured I’ll share them!
When I left Brazil, I had an exciting opportunity to visit a place that has been a big part of my life in the past – Thailand. I worked and lived in Thailand for much of the last decade, before moving to California and becoming a teacher and surfer. I wrote a book about my experiences in the far South of Thailand, an area which has been suffering from a violent conflict for the past 9 years. This book was just published about a month ago, and I went to Thailand to promote the book and visit old friends who helped me write it. (You can learn more about the book here: www.facebook.com/justenoughbook.)
On my way back from Thailand, I stopped in India, where my Dad grew up, and I have been visiting family here for the past few days. While I did have some AMAZING outdoor adventures rock climbing in Thailand, I’ve been missing surfing like crazy. A big part of my family lives in Chennai India, right on the coast, and I figured I’d try to seek out some waves and some fellow surfers. It didn’t turn out exactly as I planned, but it was a great adventure none the less. Here’s a little video journal of my surf day in India.