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Grammar Tips for Writers

I am following "Grammar Girl."



Today I learned the difference between Emigrate or Immigrate.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Tuesday, May 18, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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If, and when, and if you write, then you will learn that readers are anal, they focus on finding flaws --- and will be more than happy to point out why you are a bad person in a brutish fashion.



If you wish to avoid the bad manners of readers, then an aspiring writer needs to study the art, or learn how to provoke, writing is an art.

Facebook.com encourages small comments for a reason, it allows people to avoid writing, this is brilliance.

Grammar Tips for Writers


Magic Jack Internet Phone Service

20 Bucks a year --- Using a high-speed internet connection people can call any USA landline free using the Magic Jack. Do not buy online, just walk into a Walmart, Walgreen or Target and they are on the shelves.



I have not used this device, but I have seen enough to know there is a benefit to travelers to use this internet phone service.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Tuesday, May 18, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Need
1. Computer
2. High Speed Internet Connection
3. USB slot on the computer available
4. Standard telephone to plug into the Magic Jack

This works from outside the USA and you can call the USA and receive calls.



Listen to Me
I have not used this device, but when I return to the USA next time I plan on buying this, on the other hand there may be huge problems. I am mostly worried that people by without realizing they need a computer and high-speed connection. I believe you can walk into an internet café and use this device; it should be cheaper than Skype.com. I am hoping I can use a standard headset and not need to have a telephone, if I need to carry a telephone I think this is too complicated.

Magicjack.com

Maybe in the future the telephone companies will put Skype and Magic Jack out of business similar to the Internet Access companies. These companies are resellers of bandwidth, they provide internet phone service because you are using the telephone companie internet access, these device are part of the food chain and below.

Disclosure of Influence: 0

Magic Jack Internet Phone Service


Owning my Life Free and Clear

When I pay for laundry, I do not own my life free and clear, because I agree to follow a social contract that says,
"Foreigners have their laundry done."

However, my laundry cost more than one days Hotel room, this is proportionally economically wrong, I am following the wrong examples.



Using the laundry in Panajachel, Guatemala has create economic turmoil in my life, every time I pay for my laundry I feel guilty.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Monday, May 17, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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It does not help the prices are impossible to understand,





Then, they put the laundry in an ecologically green plastic bag, and then increase the carbon footprint by tying clothes into small bundles with ribbons, this marketing crap frustrates me, I do not want to be sold down the river, come on, learn the word "congruent."

Generally, foreigners around Lake Atitlan do nothing all day, they occupy themselves by spending money shopping, doing massage, yoga, meditation, drinking or smoking dope.

Spending this money when you have a job rather makes sense…

Example:
If I am paid 20 dollars per hour.
I pay 10 dollars for laundry, I net and extra 10, but if I was paid 7 dollars an hour, I would lose 3 dollars.

I do not work, therefore I lose 10, I want to live my life free and clear, I do not my budget enmeshed with shopaholics. A person needs to be careful; going along with the crowd is always the wrong investment.

Owning my Life Free and Clear


California the Travel Game

Confucius said,
"To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."



I have invented a new Travel Game, it is called "California," after my fellow countrymen.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Saturday, May 15, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Game Directions
1. When you are listening to other travelers explain travel destinations and you suspect they have never been to the place you say.
"California."

2. Then you ask, "Have you been there?"
If they say no, then you have scored points,

3. Maybe if you want you can say,
"I be Confucius."



Why?
I am not positive why, and I am sure a few readers can explain better than me why, but there is this propensity for people who live in California, (Probably not born there.) to believe they know, then sadly people from other States copy this behavior.

This is similar to Wank Word Bingo
Wank Word Bingo
Or
"I like Pizza."
I like Pizza

California the Travel Game


2 Ways to Avoid Tourist Travel Tip

A very disagreeable and difficult ex Vietnam Vet gave me some great advice on how to avoid tourist.



Never live within three hours of a major airport.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Saturday, May 15, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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The road from Guatemala City airport to Lake Atitlan is improving in a couple of years this city may be inundated with tourist and be similar to Antigua.



Travel Insurance Voided Countries



When the governments of the world issue travel warnings, then insurance companies often cancel coverage.

2010 - May 15 List

Note: Thailand is presently being listed on list because of violence and tourism is dropping off the charts.

Found at a link that often breaks because the Web Designers are idiots:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
If that link is broken, search in Google.com for "current travel warnings."

Cote d'Ivoire 05/12/2010
Niger 05/11/2010
Mexico 05/06/2010
Georgia 05/03/2010
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 04/21/2010
Kyrgyz Republic 04/20/2010
Philippines 04/02/2010
Algeria 04/02/2010
Lebanon 03/29/2010
Iran 03/23/2010
Kenya 03/16/2010
Haiti 03/15/2010
Colombia 03/05/2010
Eritrea 03/02/2010
Central African Republic 02/26/2010
Yemen 02/25/2010
Iraq 02/25/2010
Saudi Arabia 02/18/2010
Pakistan 01/07/2010
Sudan 12/31/2009
Somalia 12/31/2009
Mauritania 12/02/2009
Chad 11/23/2009
Mali 11/19/2009
Sri Lanka 11/19/2009
Nepal 11/19/2009
Guinea 10/17/2009
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 08/14/2009
Afghanistan 07/23/2009
Burundi 07/22/2009
Nigeria 07/17/2009
Uzbekistan 06/16/2009

Of course, you need to consult your insurance company and hope they have a clue.

However, in my opinion this would be my short list of most interesting countries to visit on the planet.

2 Ways to Avoid Tourist Travel Tip


I want Kindle to be Like PDF Files

I am using Kindle for PC, I give it an F, it fails, I am still wanting to read PDF books.



I want to know, is this E-book readers like the Kindle by Amazon.com writer or researcher friendly?

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Friday, May 14, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Where is the search, I can search for words in PDF files, Google has taught use the value of search and not included on Kindle.

Where is the print, I cannot seem to print pages?



I am not impressed, however I am happy, if Amazon.com sells digital Kindle files, somebody will hack the system and put these up on the torrents system for us to read for free.

I want Kindle to be Like PDF Files


Declarations of War Made by Travelers

I said to a Belgium friend,
"You should put up a Belgium Flag on top or the Rock."
(Her house in Jaibalito, Guatemala is on to of a rock cliff.)

She said,
"This is like a Declaration of War against Guatemala."



American Soldiers declaring Iwo Jima conquered in World War II.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Thursday, May 13, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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India
I asked Boy Genius in India,
"What would you think if I had a house in India and put an American Flag above it?"
Boy Genius from India says,
"We have that, the Russians are putting up Flags above their houses here in Goa."
"They are setting up their own countries inside of India and telling us to stay out."



You Will Get Punished
Please remember you are visitor in a country, do not declare war on a country and for sure do not say,
"I have rights, I am an American."

The Flag of the country you are in always takes priority over your own.

Declarations of War Made by Travelers


Hotel Room Exercises that Helps You Walk as Your Get Older

This video shows four physical exercises you can do in any Hotel room on the planet. These exercises stimulate the majority of muscles in your body and take less than 10 minutes.



I broke my femur in four places when I was 23 years old; it now causes me problems with balance when I am walking. I exercise the gluteus medius and I can walk again.

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Thursday, May 13, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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Why These Exercises
1. Stimulates multiple muscles that increase metabolism so you lose weight.
2. Walking is required to travel.
3. Balance is needed for walking and ease of walking.
4. Most people only want muscle tone, not enlargement of muscles.
5. Deep Knee Bend is aerobic and about the only one possible one exercise, you can do inside a hotel room that does not cause you to be evicted.
6. There is nothing to carry in your backpack, therefore you can start anywhere on the planet.
7. 10 minutes of exercise will enrich your blood with oxygen and make you feel younger.
8. As we become older we learn how to avoid using some muscles in our body, these exercises focus on ones we ignore, but are needed.
9. For an exercise regime to be effective there can be no excuse to avoid.
10. Free

Hotel Room Exercises that Helps You Walk as Your Get Older