It all started in 2009, when I had quit my job and left my daily responsibilities behind me. For one year, my home were the villages, mountains, markets, temples, and beaches of southeast Asia – China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and wherever my travels led me. I fell in love with Asia and have returned every year since then. On occasion I'll post from other parts of the world too.
As a diver I know the two most common methods to get off the boat into the water: the Big Step Forward, and the James Bond Roll. Learned a new one: the Dead Mexican, falling backwards, stiff as a board. It takes a 90-minute boat ride out to a small island. The corals are shallow, less than 10 meters, and are healthy but not very colorful. Also, the waters are rather overfished. Dinner is barbecued fish right on the beach.