Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Costa Rica and Sumatra

I'm off to Costa Rica in three weeks for another week of surfing. Hopefully I'll be in better shape this time and won't have to spend the week riding soup.

A couple of months ago, Surfer magazine ran an article about the charter trips to Sumatra and how they were helping to shape the economy there. They've re-run it over at MSNBC. It's interesting to see how they have gone through massive pains to preserve the indigenous culture and to help out the locals with local issues like malaria etc. This will probably turn sour when the crowds start growing in these places just like what happened with whale watchers. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, lets wait and see how this pans out. In the meantime, I'm dreaming of Playa Negra.

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