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I Really Want to Do This

Andy G (Gadget),


True travel is torture, I do not enjoy moving, plus moving is expensive, what I truly enjoy is what could be called:
"Sequential Country Living."



Sequential Country Living
Sequential living is when a person moves to another country, then while living in one country makes plans to move to the next in sequence. The person must choose the next city, hotel or apartment, figure out the cost, the visa and the transportation to the next country.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Guatemala Hotels
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Call to Action
1. Cost of Transportation between cities
2. Visas
3. Expatriate Hangouts
4. Cost of Rooms
5. Communications - Internet
6. Clothing
7. Choose type of Transportation
8. Travel Time between Cities
9. List of People who live or have lived there.
10. Internet Forums
11. Choosing the Method of Entering the City
12. Guidebooks



First of all, I know, I do not change cities, I change Hotels. There are many methods of entering a city, and I must optimize my chances of enjoyment, by making good decisions. Generally, I just land in the city, however, when the country is very expensive, I would try to find people to help me make these choices.

Many people, if not the majority of people go on vacation, with a game plan or itinerary that makes travel torture. The longer you stay in a one city of country, the more enjoyable it becomes, however after maybe two or three months, a person often needs a cultural change.

I Really Want to Do This

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claptona  13 comments.

Andy,
you going to walk us through this, how you accomplish each task?
Example - task 1 was accomplished this way
Task 2 - i did this to find out the needed info.
Sounds like a plan, let us know how you execute it.
Regards,
John


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Andy, you'd really dislike Utila for anything more than a weekend... unless you actually plan to learn to SCUBA. Just for the party + diving youth.


travis  23 comments.

Hi Andy, This is what I do, also. Maybe most experienced travelers end up doing this after awhile?

After I retired 3 years ago, I had a traveling stint for about a year but after that, with some experience under my belt and exposure to some nice places (for instance traveling through a country and finding what and where I liked), ended up doing serial country living (this also includes the USA for me a couple of months per year). I also learned a lot about travel from you.

It is a lot cheaper than constant traveling, too. You can make real local friends and you feel like you have a base to return to. Now that I have an apartment with a kitchen in Colombia, I have a new rule that says that you don't really know the culture until you have bought groceries and cooked for some time in that place.

I actually would like to stay longer in some places but the visa issue raises its ugly head so sometimes this issue alone *requires* serial country living.

Travis


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I found the missing link (HOBO) http://tinyurl.com/Hobotwin

PS Grenada,Nicaragua is wonderful.Safe,plenty of farangs, cheap if you want it to be, good internet, a little gambling to pass the time, nice architecture from 1500-1700's that can take you a week to look at. If curious.

Grenada closes a bit early for Chuck WoW but helps the liver recuperate from Mekhong Thai whiskey.

I am looking for a little house on one of the many islands, on the lake, to rent for a month or so or lake front, so when your there please enquirer about HOBO prices... thanks
CW


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I love the concept of sequential country living! I have always enjoyed slow travel and like taking the time to get to know a place. It sounds like your system is just a graduation from that.


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Andy u r extrordinary sequntial man! I say to my frends all the time that this Andy Hobo is the biggest sequnt in the blogosphere. I wunt to travel like u a total no money man making fools of the peoples who work and have ordnry lifes. U my hero Andy. Hope I can be big sequnt like u sum day.


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