In early 2017, I left my job at EdSurge after 4 years and 3 months. I got rid of my Silicon Valley apartment, packed my stuff, and hopped on a Brazil-bound plane to attend the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
I've since been traveling the world. As of Jun 2017, I've visited:
I've been posting my travel photos and videos as a tweetstorm. This is the first tweet - click to view the rest.
Visited Rio de Janeiro during the Carnival week. Attended the Samba Parade and many Blocos (street parties), including the afterparty at Portela Samba School, the 2017 Samba winner. Also visited São Paulo.
This photo of course is the statue of Cristo Redentor. The view from the top of the hill was magnificent.
Visited Uyuni Salt Flats. Went during the perfect time of the year to see mirror reflections.
Visited Cusco, Lima, and Machu Picchu. Climbed Huayna Picchu mountain with my laptop.
Visited Santiago and Puerto Natales (Patagonia). Behind me is the mountain ranges of Torres del Paine.
Visited El Calafate (Patagonia), Buenos Aires, Tandil, and Iguazu Falls.
Visited Moove-it HQ, a software consultancy based in Montevideo. My previous company, EdSurge, had great experience working with some of the developers from Moove-it. This is Gusa, a principal developer at Moove-it.
Visited Ho Chi Minh City with friends from San Francisco. Photo taken at Ho Chi Minh Square.
Visited Kuala Lumpur. Photo from Batu Caves, site of a Hindu temple and shrine.
Met up with college friends and Japanese educators. Attended Tech in Asia Conference. Taken in front of Marina Bay Sands Casino & Resort.
Visited Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Bali. Photo taken at Borobudur with local school kids.
Visited Cebu and Manila with friends. Photo taken with kids at Seven Spirit, a Japanese non-profit music school for kids living in a slum in Cebu. I played trumpet and cajón with them.