anybody know this dude? he seems like cool dude, just what this crazy island in the middle of nowhere needs. someone to shake things up.
according to his website, he is on a round the island bike trip right now, and also plans to paddle around the island in a kayak. i assume he is a teacher here. is he on board at forumosa.com? anybody know him or seen him peddling around the island. I guess he started a few days ago…
Some net site also said this:
“Around Formosa by Bicycle”
On the road again!
American adventurer and writer Antonio Graceffo is off on another journey. This time, he will be riding his bicycle around the Island of Formosa, approximately 1,500 km, and writing a series of articles and a book about the three week long expedition. “I hope to capture the beauty and excitement of the island, in both photos and print. But also, I hope to write a separate piece about Taiwan as an adventure destination. We have mountains, oceans, rivers…everything you would ever want.” Antonio will be leaving Kaohsiung on September 7th. He will be following the coastline, but will also make some detours into the mountains, and plans to stop off in Taipei to do some ocean kayaking, to prepare for a bigger adventure in February.
his hometown paper says:
[Scott Antonio Graceffo, 34, has made great strides since the days he attended Sullivan Central High School. Formerly of Elizabethton, Graceffo attended East Tennessee State University before transferring to Middle Tennessee State, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English, with minors in German and Spanish.
Graceffo taught English and speed reading at Happy Valley High School in the Upward Bound program before leaving the area to join the Merchant Marines.
After his tour in Europe, he said, “I wound up in Elizabethton and just sort of adopted it as my hometown because I felt like I really didn’t have one.”
He has spent the last five years working on Wall Street as the head of the investment division for the Israeli Bank in New York. A published author, Graceffo had taken off from work the week before the attack on the World Trade Center to write another book. Since the attack, he said, he has decided not to return to the financial district.
“There’s nothing to go back to now,” he said. Instead, he will be leaving for Taiwan on Oct. 22 for a teaching job which will allow him to continue writing in his spare time.]