Home Away from Home 16 Minutes

Home Away from Home 16 Minutes
I received and email from the Pretty House Hostel in Lima, Peru. I was excited my friends wrote me, the time zones were aligned, so I got on Skype.com and called them, we had a great conversation, Como Estas? Que Haces, etc, and how is your family, how is my family we talked for 16 minutes when I clicked to end call on Skype.com.

Reception Area of the Pretty House Hostel in Lima Peru

Pretty House Hostel Peru

Malate Ermita Mabini Philippines
Southeast Asia
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.


This conversation is 16 minutes longer than any conversation with the owner of my present Hotel here in Manila; I do not even know his name.
(Australian Owner)

This is 16 minutes more friendship than the Hotel Owners in Baguio.
(American-Philippine Owner)

This is 16 minutes more friendship than the Hotel Owner in Baguio.
(Australian Owner)

I received an email from Bruno yesterday from Uganda.


I am laughing now, however when I met my friend Bruno, I was beat up, I was emotionally distraught, I called it Travel Fatigue which was close, I have now learned a better term, it is called Cultural Fatigue as explained by David L. Szanton.

I would like people to take a pause, a timeout, and try to realize nobody should be required to like another culture. Yes, I use the word stupid more in underdeveloped countries than I do in highly developed countries like Japan. The more developed a country is the more systematic and logical the country is, that is the bottom line or one is smarter and the other is more stupid.

However, try to find some friends, try to find friends that meet you half way, they will go out of their way to become your friend. Weigh this, if a person never reaches out to you, maybe this is not the friend you want or need.

I have slowly found a pattern, I enter countries, I collect emails, and I then leave the country. The more emails I receive from that country, maybe the more compatible. I do not expect you to love me, and I do not try to be loved by you, I try to be me, so a like kind person can find me and become my friend, I am not lacking in friends, except maybe in the Philippines.

I know many Men love the Philippines and they are going to protect it all cost, this is where they feel loved.

(Note, I did not add the zinger on the end for kicks on how...)

Home Away from Home 16 Minutes


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WELL PUT! and such is life! You're more than welcome to come hang out here without checking in. I've been busy doing my thing and each time I was getting ready to come down your way I was all hot sweaty and dirty getting involved in our present renovation. So finally I went down to Ermita yesterday and wouldn't you know it, Murphy's Law, I forgot my cell phone. So walked around a bit and can see why you're feeling how you are lately. Then walked around Robinson's Mall found a new supplier of electric hot showers at the HandyMan Store bought a few things and went home. Keep up the great energy level you have and change your habitat and you'll meet new friends not that you need them of course.

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