Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
Man I still can't figure out why Bourdain committed suicide. I have a theory on it, but it's just a working theory. Maybe I'll talk about it on an upcoming show I do with Gino Barassa. We both got to hang out with him on the Cayman Islands. I got a lot of very nice emails from friends after his passing. That was very nice… but it wasn't like I was best friends with Anthony or anything. We just kinda hung out, like he does with a lot of people. Also, I wasn't too surprised his net worth after passing was less than $2 million. I think many people reach a point where they are not materialistic (I'm certainly that way), so he saw no need to hoard a lot of cash and assets.
As far as the suicide, I know the press is saying that he was infatuated with his girlfriend and something went awry there that caused the suicide. But I don't subscribe to that theory because that happens all the time to millions of people around the world, and they rarely result in suicide, especially for intellectuals. So, I'll share my theory as soon as it matures a little.
Anyway, here's my last photo of Tony.
Here's an alien tractor beam at the mighty mighty Mayan Warrior melting down the mirror orb. I went up top and met the awesome Pablo Gonzalez Vargas who gave me a little tour and some wonderful, special gifts. We got to play with all the lasers and the flames and do all kinds of fun stuff. We're all just big kids up there!
It's hard to say where my favorite stop was during our 55-day photo tour in Europe. This area of Italy is easily in the top 10, though. I've always wanted to visit this place, so we decided to make it happen! There are 5 small towns here embedded into the coastline of Italy. You can hike between all 5 or take a little train that connects all of them. We decided to take the train to cover as much ground as possible. I have a lot more photos to share from the area, but wanted to get the Cinque Terre party started early with this one!
- Trey Ratcliff
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