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ISSUE:  074
DATE:  July 01, 2002
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Full Moon Party - Thailand - Electricity - Worst Case Scenario
TIP:  Electricity - Worst Case Scenario
LOCATION:  Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Full Moon Party - Thailand - Electricity - Worst Case Scenario
Issue 74 Hobotraveler.com - July 1, 2002
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LOOKING FOR PARADISE

I have probably said this before,
but I will say it again.
I think it should be the goal of every
sane man to find a place for....
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem for one
month escape from their lives.
I have found that place a couple of times.
It is a paradise to avoid life.
It is freedom from social customs, and tribal
demands, that say we should this, and
should that.

Thailand is trying its best to be this place.
Their religion requires that I remove my sandals
upon entering certain building. This is a pleasant
and heartily accepted custom by me, and appreciated.
For a person that wants to throw away his shoes,
this is appropriate.

Koh Pha Ngan is an island. Made of coral, and shells.
The road are dirt, or light gravel. In the world there
are different types of gravel. Crushed stone, and
round river rocks. This is the crushed type, and when
walking barefoot, sometime give a little sharp jab,
as the sharp edge or small splinter of stone connect
perfectly.

I cannot say this is the place. I need my sandals on
this island to walk comfortably. I do however walk
barefoot about 80 percent of the time. This does
not have anything to do with the desire to go barefoot.
I am paranoid. I do not want to forget or lose my
sandals. Try as I may. I am not able mentally to remember
to put them back on when leaving the establishment.
3-4 time already, I have already forgotten, then remembered
later to return to get them. I am positive, if this custom
is in most of Southeast Asia. I will be buying 1-2 pair
of sandals per month.

Soon I leave for the border. I do not want to leave Thailand
just yet, but I need to renew my visa, and the simplest
way is to cross the border. It is normal for travelers to
go to Malaysia, or pay for an extension. The
way they do this extension is to have someone take
your passport to the border, get it stamped and returned.
Sounds a little or lot corrupt to me.

I think I will go to Burma or Mylanmar. The place has
two names for some reason. I should know the reason why.
I will add it to the long list of things to put off,
or find out tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow.
There is a war going on there I think. But I am told
I can cross the border, and come right back. I will kill two
birds with one stone. Get the stamp, and add to the number
of countries I have entered, and get another 30 days I can
travel in Thailand. I do not think one of the birds to get
killed will be me. If I get to the border, and all seem
well. I will cross. If not, I am still very close to Malaysia.

After going to the border I will head toward Phuket,
Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi. Not in that order.
I am going to look for the Beach. Or at least the place
where they made parts of the movie “The Beach”.

A plan or route to follow is developing in my head.
This seems like a nature trail.
Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines
etc.

I am going to buy a map tomorrow of Southeast
Asia. I think it is time. The guidebook is just folly.
I need a map. I have found a good one, and it is
on my want / need list. The guidebooks just fails to
connect the dots between the countries. Only with
a full-size map of all of Southeast Asia can I get
the whole picture.

I have not discovered who is the popular female
singer of Southeast Asia yet. There always seem
to be the Britney Spear of an area. In Mexico it
was Thalia, in South America it was Shakira.
I like Jo Dee Messina, but more, I like her words.
I am still waiting patiently for Shakira to come visit.

If there is a women of current fame in Asia, I am sure
I will start to hear music over and over and over
again, until I discover who?

Music and fashion are in all nations. So far Southeast
Asia is more on the tourist type travelers, and less on
the study type travelers. More here to party, and less
here to learn about the people and culture. Tourist are
more trendy and fashion conscious. While the save the world
types are more the NO FASHION, or anything goes.
Which in the end is a fashion. So everyone is fashionable
including me. All is Vanity.

NEW DIET
I need to lose weight, and get a little healthier.
Been exercising and hoping to write a Tip on how
to exercise when traveling soon. Not an easy task..
Walking around in your short or bath suit, makes a
guy want to get in better shape. I am getting a little
older and the 24 year old guys are making my life
difficult. I do not need them standing around close to
me making me look bad.

“I am still in the dating pool”
Here is a perfect diet for a traveler.
You need to look at this link.
CUT AND CLEAN DIET - THAILAND
http://www.hobotraveler.com/viraldietcutandclean.htm 

I am going to leave soon.
Do not know where.
But, anywhere but here.
...Close to a beach

ERROR ON LINK
Some of you may have notice. I had two of the same
links on the last newsletter. Here is the correct one
that should have been in the last letter.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/073springbreak04.shtml 

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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~   Hoboguide.com GO THIS WAY!

FULL MOON PARTY
KOH PHA NGAN, THAILAND

Dive into the water.
Hold your breath and swim around.
Float to the top, and slowly take your first breath.
Stand there. Look around at the world.

It’s a new world.
With a strong steady heartbeat.
Boom Boom Boom
That is not your heartbeat.
That is the music.

The mist of a new experience is rolling over
your body. There are people of all worlds
DANCING

On the tables. On the rail. In the Sand.
In the water. In the shadows. Nothing is clear.
A wave of bodies.
Boom Boom Boom

You have lost your mother.
And you are a little scared.
Anticipation of a new love.
A new way.

Sawasdee
Welcome to the
FULL MOON PARTY

It was a bright sunny day, before the
Full Moon Party. Like everyone else I went
to the beach. Warm and pleasant.
Music, sun, and beautiful people
speaking many languages. The long boats
are arriving with new visitors. All ready to
party. A taxi boat roars it 4 cylinder Motor.
Jams its 3 meter long shaft with propeller
into the water, and moves on out to sea.
Topless girls. Volleyball, and the
warmth of the day. Grab you water bottle and
take a long draw, and everyone does nothing.
But in their minds. The are preparing for the
Full Moon PARTY.

The travelers in Thailand migrate towards
Koh Pha Ngan. Similiar to Carnaval in South
America where slowly but steadily people ascend
on the location for the party. The travelers have
timed it so they will arrive in time to attend the
Full Moon Party,

Put a few thousand people on a beach.
On an Island.
In the Middle of the Thailand sea.
Thousands of miles from home.
Not a want. Not a need.
You are many miles from home,
and ready for some adventure.

The Full Moon Party makes me think
of vampires, and other debauchery.
There were many women on the beach,
and I would like to bite a couple. The age is
between 20 and 25, and like any group of
Travelers they are looking around and deciding.
“Will I see this person at the party tonight?”

What happens at a full moon party?

FIRST IS MUSIC

FOREVER
“Le do le le le le, Le do le le le le
Can't you see I'm at your feet
Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together” SHAKIRA !

Shakira has followed me from South America.
That hot Latin woman, from Barranquilla Colombia
welcomes me to the beach as I push into
the crowd at 5:00 AM in the morning.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/shakira.php 

Coming out the water, and into the early
mist from the wave of people.
Whenever, wherever
Will it last forever?
Boom Boom Boom

Surrounded by dancing people.
Above me. On the balconies,
Streaming out of the bars. In the sand.
Whenever, wherever
Boom Boom Boom

My adrenaline rushes, and the testosterone
gives me a shove. I, like the others, had my eyes,
and thoughts on someone.
Even at 5:00 in the morning the party is ready.
I have come to see the sunrise,
and maybe....

Whenever, wherever
Shakira, leave me alone...
I need to grow up.
Fuck it. Not tonight.

SECOND IS ROMANCE
Waving their hands, and dancing from
the top of the world. They all seem to be
pointing and reaching for something.
Searching for that feeling that they will remember
for the rest of their life.

Forever,
Whenever, wherever?
Boom Boom Boom

Women in long Thai wrap around pants.
Bikini tops, and eyes that sparkle.
Boys bare chested, and muscular waving there
hands and fist. Dancing to the beat.
Yea, Yea what about me?

THIRD IS DRINK
There are three major bars on the beach.
I enter through the main alley to the Cactus Bar.
On the beach they have Vodka and Redbull.
Buckets of Joy, Beer, and other beverages.
There is a competition of sounds and dance.
The Techno Vinyl bar tempts and allures the
searching to come visit a few meters down
the beach.

I am still looking...
For that long curly haired Israeli girl.
She rides the motor bike.
With the white wrap around pants.
Scarf around here had and her glistening
black hair. With the skin contrast that only can
be achieved with a father from Brazil and
Mother of Yemen. Israel eyes.
Strong, confident.
She does not look away.
Like an Emotional vampire.
Israeli, Jewish, and a lots of trouble.
She makes a bite in my memory.

IN THE END
There is only one thing that stops a
Full Moon Party.

Sunshine

Forever.....
“Whenever, wherever
Thereover, hereunder
We're meant to be together”
You promised.

PHOTOS OF FULL MOON PARTY
June 24, 2002 Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

EARLY PHOTOS - ISRAEL GIRL ( Trouble hehehe )
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty01.shtml 
EARLY MORNING - JUST AFTER 5 IN THE MORNING
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty02.shtml 
SUN COMING UP - LOTS OF DANCING
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty03.shtml 
SUN IS UP - DANCING IN WATER
PASSED OUT - LADY BOYS
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty04.shtml 
DANCING ON TOP OF THE WORLD - RED BULL
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty05.shtml 
WAKE UP THAILAND - CHICKEN CORNER - HURT
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty06.shtml 
KOH PHA NGAN - TOPLESS BEACH
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty07.shtml 
MORE BEACH PHOTOS
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty08.shtml 
MORE AND MORE PHOTOS OF BEACH
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty09.shtml 
CLOSE-UP PHOTOS OF THE LONG BOATS
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty10.shtml 

My SHAKIRA page....
http://www.hobotraveler.com/shakira.php 

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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Life is good.
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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

ELECTRICITY - WORST CASE SCENARIO

Almost any Hotel, Hostel, or Guesthouse in
the world will have electricity in one form or another.
Sometime they turn it off in the day, or it is only a generator
and fluctuates in voltage, but for the most part the world
has electricity.

On the Amazon river I found a few villages without regular
electricity. In the Grand Hotel Imperial in San Jose, Costa
Rica was one of the worst. None of the rooms had electrical
plugs. This is the normal problem. No place to insert my
plug. 99 percent of the places I have visited have a way
for me to use the electricity.

In the Grand Hotel Imperial I had to use the plug in the
reception area. Not comfortable but it worked.
( I did this there, they caught me, and made me use
the plug in the reception area hehehe )

The only place I have not been able to even borrow a plug
was in the El Lobo Hostel in La Paz, Bolivia.
It has the record of being the only place where there was
absolutely no way to get the use of a plug in 5 years of travel.

OK....
I am in this hotel in Ranong, Thailand now.
They have a plug at the reception area.

I can move to a lot of other hotels. But they
are not as secure as this hotel. I am able to
put my own lock on the door here, and the others
I cannot. So the security is better for me, but
the electricity is worst.

HOW CAN I GET ELECTRICITY

I tapped into an existing line.

HOW?
1. I separated the wires that lead to a light socket.
2. Burned off the plastic coating with a lighter.
3. Took a tissue and rubbed or wiped off the plastic.
4. Make an extension cord.
5. One end has alligator clips.
6. The other end has a regular electrical receptacle.
7. Clipped the alligator clips on the wires.
8. Turned on the electricity.

NOTE: Sometime just that much extra usage
of electricity will make a fuse or breaker to reset.
Plug in something of low voltage and work your
way up to higher voltage. This is not the thing to
plug a hot plate into.

My Laptop computer is very low voltage.

I did this for lots of reasons, but the most
important reason was for security. Even if
I paid more money, the owners of the Hotels would
have the key to my room. I wanted the security more
than I wanted the plug. I added the plug, and I have
both.

I do not recommend this.
If you need more instructions than this...
You definitely should not do it.
hehehe

COMPLETE PHOTO EXPLANATION
http://www.hobotraveler.com/074fullmoonparty11.shtml 

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

X Hobotraveler.com was HERE!

Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

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as an experienced traveler.

Edison said,
INVENTION is
1 percent inspiration and
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~ HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

PEASANT CLASS - I often wonder about the Europeans.
How many of them are just one 1-2 generations away
from the peasant class. I do not find many with manners
or even an idea of manners. In the USA we have white
trash, and there is Euro-Trash. What is the difference
between the nobility and the peasants?

VICES - Girl ask me? What are your vices.
Astute and perceptive. Know that people are defined
by their good and bad characteristics. I personally am
just a collection of my dysfunctional behaviors.
This all happened as I tried to chat her up.

PANTS FOR SALE - Lot of people walking around
selling wrap around pants, or traditional clothing.
I keep trying to buy the pants the guys are wearing.
They have on military brown and green camouflage
pants. They do not wear the pants they sell. Old
people and the tourist.

MONSOONS OVERRATED - I have been in areas
where it is supposed to rain all the time. Usually a down
pour in the afternoon, and after 10:00 at night. If you want
to see rain. Go to a high altitude rain forest.
If someone tells you it rains all the time... Bullshit.
A lot maybe. All the time NO.
Of course... I could be wrong.

ASK THEREFORE STUPID - I ask a lot of questions.
I am sure this tortured my Mother and Father.
If I ask a traveler a question, they then assume the
position of being the expert, and me the student.
Worse yet, they consider me ignorant. The travelers logic
is ... If you have to ask a for directions, then you are
stupid, better to run around lost. Hehehe

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"Thank you, Lord, for thinkin'
'bout me. I'm alive and doin' fine."
Song by: Five Man Electrical Band


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