England Travel Stories


Published from the front steps of my Hostel by wireless Hotspot.... hehehe

Cool and nice here in London, but looking forward now to going to Genoa, Italy tomorrow. Peter did not buy the car or seal the deal with cash and life is sort of too confusing for him as his father is very sick. Time in my opinion for him to take one of them breaks from the idea of I go to do something or I am not ok. Time to float times in life when life is too busy or too demanding and probably not the best time to go roaming around the planet with Hoboes.

But I will go look for a cheap beach in Italy, and seriously hope the weather takes one of them hot turns and gets me on the beaches of Italy with good heat. The weather is touch and go and I have no real clear path to Italian beaches, and am just hoping the Mediterranean there has some passable beaches, I have no reports from travelers that tells me there is acceptable beach life there, but just am hoping really and with a 35 Dollar USA plane ticket to Italy I can pay the fare to find out.


I am not sure what WIFI stands for, but it means…

Wireless Connection between computer and also in many ways the wireless connections to the internet.

Cantenna.com: It does NOT go though brick building.

It cannot jump over buildings.

I am in a Hostel.

It appears to be line-of-sight connections.

1. I can point it out the window and not find the connection.

2. I can go into the basement kitchen on the other side or street side and not find a connection.

3. I can walk out of the front door and BING0. I have a connection.

I have no idea where the computer is located with the connection.

I think the Kensington sniffer could find the connection. I could rent a room on the street side and point at the connection. If it had a flat roof I could easily go on top and connect.

The manager of the Barmy Badger Hostel here at the Earls Court Tube stop area said,

“Is not that a little naughty?”

I said,


He means is it not bad or maybe even stealing to use the connections of a person that does not know or allow me to use their wireless connection. I sort of think if they are smart enough to buy the wireless networking they probably know that people can connect and say,

“Hmmm, it really does not matter, and I hope the others leave theirs open when I need a connection.”

Share the connections and there is world connectivity.

So bottom line.

“I will save about 5 Dollars US on paying the internet café today.


I am in London, England.

Ate some Chips for old time sake. (Fat French Fries)

Put Mayo on them to remember the French.... hehehe

Staying in the Barmy Badger again and paying 16 pounds. I am afraid to do the conversion, oh I had better for lots of reasons.

16 British Pound = 28.41760 US Dollar

16 US Dollar (USD) = 9.00850 British Pound (GBP)

I got that from the money converter on my money page:


So I am paying 10 times the price of Thailand.

Living with 3 other people on a top bunk.

The quality of living just took a Nose-dive.

But my exercise has increased 10 fold so I can cut some weight after the convenient USA. There is no place in the world I walk more than in Europe.

The underdeveloped countries are so easy and convenient and Europe is so difficult. Always another payment.

A taxi across Bangkok is 3 Dollars U.S.

This is not the way to live.

But the Brits that live in the country, not the travelers outside the country, but the Brits that live in the country are very friendly, proper, and helpful. Plus there is enough people from India here to remind me of the other worlds.

If Peter purchased a car I will probably drive around Europe.

No car, and I am off to Genoa, Italy.

NOTE: He wants me to go with him to the MP.

I really do not want to see the Military Police, but maybe he means a Member of parliament. I love the world of acronyms the world of letters, what a way to not communicate.




Park Bench in London, England


I met a smart nurse in the Hostel. We had a conversation about bedbugs and rashes. What fun. I have been working on a tip in an effort to commit INSECTICIDE... I think that is like genocide against an insect. The problem with bedbugs is that in the end it about cleanliness and cleaning.

Well... We had this long conversation. What I am searching for, or wanting is a way to spray, kill. mutilate these little critters with extreme prejudice. I want them out of this world. Only thing I know for sure is that cockroaches eat them. And just when I was wanting the same for the cockroaches. But really the cockroaches are less of a problem.


I have almost killed all the fungus on my rash. It is disappearing very well. But in the end another great tip would be about how to get super clean when there is shortage of clean. Soaps, hot water, etc.

I wrote a couple of tips while in Thailand about how to wash clothes with hot water and how to carry a bucket.

I do recommend you clean with great industrial strength soap, and wash all your clothes in hot water a minimum of once per month. Even if you have to boil the water.








A friend that is going to meet up with me in India said she was confused.

I wrote:

You wake up.

You walk to the beach.

The sun goes down.

No Problem.

No shirt,

No shoes,

No Problem...

Sometime there is a fine line between Paradise and Hell. People can drive themselves nuts. Just because they do not have something to think about or do. I suppose a real happy person is OK doing nothing as well as doing everything.


I cost me about 6 Dollars US or about 4 Pounds Sterling to wash and dry one load.

A cheap T-shirt cost about 5 pounds. Hmmm?

I go to India in 1 day. It will probably cost less then 2 dollars for everything.

What tough decisions I have to make.






Sorry about that Shakira photo. I just couldn't help it - I was laughing so loud.

I wonder if she stores that Venus Flytrap in her carport or something. I also enjoyed

your hobotraveler street sign hack. That was funny.

Anyway ... cheers!

- Chris


For you long term readers of the newsletter you will understand. I sort have this thing for Shakira. I on a regular basis more or less.. Mas o Menos - Demasiado

Think or talk about Shakira.

Shakira you are still invited to travel with me.

I am sorry to any women that this may inconvenience.

But us boys understand.

Please make a Hobo happy Shakira. Write hoboontheroad AT yahoo.com

I will leave this cold country of England in 2 days and go to the Beach or Goa.

Bring your swim suit.

LIFE IS GOOD ! and some of my readers are probably too SERIOUS.

Just wait people. One day she will come and then you will really laugh.

You only get from life what you ask for, and nothing more.



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