He got what he asked for, but I am certain it wasn’t what he planned on when we sat down at his channel to talk! Oshay threw hardball questions when he asked about money, relationships, women, and life in general as an Expat / Traveller / Adventurer living in Brazil compared to other places around the world!
“What are your interests beyond of your race!?”
As a Military Veteran, Travel Writer, and alumni of over 93 countries; Erick sees the world and world travel through a very surprising and enthralling set of experiences! The question I just quoted is the tip of the spear that we plunged into the heart of world travel!
Ernest White II sees the world through the lens of a storyteller, explorer, and proponent of what he calls “reasonable recklessness”.
Now, with his own television series, he’s bringing new perspectives to the screen. We talked about his ability to connect people from the USA and Brazil to Europe and South-East Asia on the other side of the planet.
We had a conversation that went far, far beyond world travel!
When a dear friend introduced me to what Dr. Curtis Jasper was doing, I was very inspired by what I saw. However, being the curmudgeon and skeptic I am, I went deeper. I talked to friends and friends of friends about him, always starting the conversation with the same question I ask about all men on the verge of impressing me:
“Is he who he says he is?”
When I threw down the challenge and demanded that Dr. Kim sit down and make a case against my preference for Girls and not Women, she showed up ready willing and able!
Dr. Kim is her name, but her sobriquet is what rings out in the halls of academia: The Thought Reframer. We came ready for a war of words! Listen up! ->
Dr. Neil Turner is a Renaissance Man who has turned his unique talents and skill-set into a master-key that has unlocked far more than most academics and free thinkers can imagine! We dug into his ever-expanding decade-long ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil and, among other things he helped me in my struggle to understand the Racism Vs. Classism debate and debacle that plagues my mind in Brazil. More importantly, he opens up about the other components that fill in his success as a bi-lingual:
The way he breaks down how he explored the country he was interested in is a blueprint for people interested in moving to a new culture! Continue reading