My name is Erik and I go to Poughkeepsie Day School. I loved the video that you made with your friend Francis about the Travels of Marco Polo. My class and I watched it and loved it. I loved the humor in it like when you were riding through Afghanistan and you were stopped by a man with a huge gun. He was looking straight at your cigarette packet and you had to give it to him. You must have been so scared. I know I would have been.
I can’t believe that you actually survived illegally crossing borders and having to adapt to another lifestyle. If I was doing this I wouldn’t have lasted a day. All of that stress would have just made me quit but you guys just kept on going. It was very inspiring to watch your movie. It made me want to do more with my life.
My teacher told me that you did a presentation at Vassar College. Her class went to see you and said that you were a very good speaker. That would be great if you could come and talk at my school. I would love to hear you tell my class about what you did on your adventures and how it felt to be on this adventure.