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Life has taken me to over 35 countries be it to play, to work, or to visit. There have been some amazing experiences but specially people that became part of my life. I’m here to share some of the most remarkable moments in my life, hope you enjoy the ride.

“The good things of life were made to enjoy. Enjoying a thing means sharing it with others.” E.C. Mckenzie

Lac Assal the lake of salt in Djibouti Paradise

Lac Assal the lake of salt in Djibouti Paradise

I lived in what I call Djibouti paradise for two years, and every time I went home for my R&R and I would speak with a new friend it would always be the same initial conversation.

Friend – So Alan what are you up to?
me – I’m living and working in Djibouti
Friend – your living in Giiiiii…… what is that? Where is Djibouti.
me – Djibouti is a small country in the horn of Africa, it is right between Somalia and Ethiopia.
Friend – isn’t it dangerous?
me – no, not at all, Djibouti is paradise, it is a true a diamond in the rough.
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Abalone diving and the mysterious house

Abalone diving and the mysterious house

A few years back, Tim invited some childhood friends for a camping trip out in Mendocino County, to go diving for Abalone diving. Like many of us today, I didn’t even know what an abalone was, and only later came to find out the big black market behind it (check out this article about the dark side of Abalone diving Prized but Perilous Catch).

So there we were, in one of the many beach front campgrounds in Mendocino county. I would love to say which one, but I can’t. First, because I don’t remember; second, it is a family secret spot; and third, I’m still a bit scared of some of the events that happened. Yeah, that’s right, I still can’t explain some of the things that happened there. Believe it or not, it wasn’t the abalone diving.  Will get back to this story in a bit. Continue reading