The World is too Tame I have been corresponding with Robin of GadtTramp.com who is presently in Kenya, Africa. I believe we are both reading the same book and are on the same page; here is an excerpt from an email.
"Hate how this sounds... but the world seems so tame these days! However, the Congo... that's a real adventure! Seriously, would love to go. But I'm not suicidal... been asking & researching & can't find a safe way thru the east." Robin www.GadTramp.com
What can I say? I am on my way to Peru to try to get up cozy and nice near the un-contacted tribes near the village of Breu, Peru on Yurua River in the Department of Ucayali, Peru.
I want to leave Guatemala, I want to go off the normal communication and electrical grid, I want to live where there is no electrify and internet and continue to Blog. I need a mobile satellite connection and other toys, I know what I need, and I am ready.
--------------------------------- Panajachel, Guatemala Thursday, December 25, 2008 Travel Journal --- --- Travel Bag Survey ----------------------------------
I think Robin is a realist, not an idealist, she does not dream of something she is not capable of doing. I am realistic also, I want to come up with a way to fund these expeditions, I am not worried about the danger, “But I'm not suicidal…” I am not going to bankrupt my lifestyle, just to make one trip.
I like being homeless, I never want to go home.
I want sponsors, whereby I would go to the area, write and publish a book on the trip, then do like hundreds of other book writing travelers, for example Paul Theroux.
Obviously, there are ways to fund these projects, many writers do so, however normally they are not perpetual travelers, like Robin and me, they sit around for a year and prepare in the air-conditioned comforts of the developed world. We both are out on the edge somewhere…. we do not have the company provided travel support infrastructure.
I must finally accept, I must make 100’s of telephone calls to put together these type of project and stop waiting for them to come to me.