Mexico Travel Stories

Mexican Children Sugar and Spice

Mexican Children Sugar and Spice

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And all that's nice,
That's what little girls are made of.

Nursery Rhyme

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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These two Mexican children reminded me of the Nursery Rhyme.



This small sweet little Mexican girls is definitely sugar and spice.



I entered the small convenience store, and as I start to exit, I hear this shaking and rocking, what is that clatter, this small chubby Mexican boy is shaking the machine.

Mexican Children Sugar and Spice


Something Human Happened

Something Human Happened
“...something human happens and was recorded. That seems to me the point of travel writing.”
Paul Theroux

"Most travel writing was about vacations and comforts, not real journeys and ordeals. So the very words "travel writing" were debased to the point where I hated to use them.”

From: Guardian Newspaper from England

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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- the "I hate Mexicans" parts of Greene's The Lawless Roads -

From: Guardian Newspaper from England

Something human happens is travel writing, to explain what is human, to accept, and love the fact we are human.

My mother once asked,
“What do Mexican do on Holidays?”
I said,
“Get drunk for three days, and blow off firecrackers.”

The art of travel is to anticipate humans being human, be just a spectator and not a participant, then remember to leave before you learn to hate the people.

I am laughing, down below, right now while I am typing this, the Mexicans are very drunk, dangerously noisy, in the bar attached to the El Pacifico Inn here in Mexico.

I told a friend the other day who lives on Pie de la Cuesta,
“There was a reason I left Mexico.”

I lived here one year, in and out of this culture called Mexico. I purchased a plane ticket to Guatemala yesterday, 14 days in country and time to leave their home and try to forget. I stayed too long the last time, I will never forget or forgive it seems.

The constant cliché about Mexico is,
“Don’t drink the water.”
If you travel in a country, you will drink their water, taste their food, and look in their windows, if you do not want to drink their water, stay home, or leave.

I sometimes become baffled by the reader, writer, or person who says to look for the good in people. This advice is from a person who is in a bad situation and is continually reminding themselves this dictum,
“Look for the good in people.”

I do not look for the good in people, when I do see good people, you know, the obvious, no problem person, the real thing, then I stay longer. Why sit around looking for the good in people, when I am not finding this good, I do what I am supposed to do, I travel to another places to search. There is no shortage of beautiful nature, trees, cities, every kind of wonder on the planet.

I do not live here, my family is not here, I do not work here, I do not have to make the best of a bad situation, I can do anything I want, I do not need to escape, I am not trapped.
“I am free.”

No excuses here, however, may I say,
“Excuse me, I need to go.”

I had a plan, a plan is something I do until a better one comes along.

Something Human Happened


Acapulco Surfing Maps Photos

Acapulco Surfing Maps Photos
Here are some photos as I traveled from Pie de la Custa to Acapulco City to purchase a plane ticket to Guatemala.
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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Mexico Surfing Maps

Pie de la Cuesta Mexico

Mexico Beach

Mexico Girl

Bike Riders in Mexico

Acapulco Surfing Maps Photos


Paul Theroux a Way with Words

Paul Theroux
Paul is the name people use to describe travel writers, not sure it is that simple, and I think he probably does not want to be called a travel writer.

Here is a link to an article in the London England newspaper the Guardian.

Paul is a writer, has a way with words.

Paul Theroux Guardian Paper Article

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Monday, March 24, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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Finished the book about Oceania, something about "Hey where is your wife?"

I will do a review of the book soon, Paul is a writer, a very well writer, he knows how to compare and contrast the planet and choose the right colors before he paints.

Paul Theroux


Pie de la Cuesta Acapulco Photos

Pie de la Cuesta Acapulco Photos
These are photos taken North of Acapulco at a beach by the name of Pie de la Cuesta, it also goes by the name Playa Luces.

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Monday, March 24, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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Acapulco Pigs

Acapulco Wedding

Mexico Cemetery

Mexico Mangos and Bread

Pie de la Cuesta Mountain View

Pie de la Cuesta Acapulco Photos


Working Online or Offline

Working Online or Offline
I now work about 20 percent of my travel time with an internet connection in my room, and 80 percent of the time with no connection.

The quality of my life seems better with no connection.

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Monday, March 24, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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More or less, I can turn on the TV, oops, I mean the Internet and watch it all do, or I can read a book.

There are five major competitions for my mind when I travel.

1. Television in the room, in the past I used to watch BBC or CNN, I have almost completely stop this, as is totally non-productive time, I can watch five minute and know the whole day, or better yet read the newspaper. When I have TV in my room, I suspect I watch about two movies per day.

2. Books, I find Television movies trumps the books, I will probably not read a book when the television is around. When no television I can read about two books per week.

3. Walking around looking at the world, this continues to happen for about two weeks in one location, and then I slowly become bored with walking around. However when I am not bored with a location I will normally walk about two hours per day. If public transportation is too good and too cheap it can often stop me from walking, I see that people here in Mexico that have a car do not even know the street they are living on, cars trump walking and really cause isolation.

4. Socializing with people in the past was better, I would say ten years ago I socialized more with people as they were more accessible. A beach is a better place to find people to talk than in a tourist area or tourist zone, unless you want to hang around in bars. However, with the use of internet, chatting, cell phones the talking only 10 percent of what it was ten years ago. I am finding it increasingly difficult to find anyone to talk with other than the locals. The tourist and travelers are becoming increasingly difficult an inaccessible as they just talk with their friends at home, or are with their girlfriend, or boyfriend, wife, husband or other ambiguous sexual associations. They now just pick up the cell phone and call home to fulfill their inherent need for conversation.

5. Working on computer, this is more or less working; however, there is tons of time used on the computer for writing emails. I presently do not have a SMTP connection at the internet café, therefore I must reply to everyone online, this makes writing emails onerous.

I do not try to control temptations; I allow my day to be controlled by temptations. I accept that I have almost no ability to resist temptation; therefore, I need to choose conditions that optimize some temptations and minimize others.

I am presently on the beach near Acapulco, reading books are optimized, and surfing on the internet is minimized to about one hour per day. Watching television is at a zero, there are no televisions in this area, socializing is also at a minimized setting as there is almost nobody on the beach, nobody that speaks English, the people who speak Spanish that I encounter are normally only vendors and I do not have much in common with them for a conversation.

Walking around has been a big source of entertainment, however, at my two week juncture here, I have walked North, South, West and East, I will need to take a bus to find better walking locations.

When a person is trying to relocate their office to the tropics, and live by cyber office, or have a mobile office, the primary problem seems to be time zones. I work primarily with a person in India, therefore I can chat with him at 9:30 am Acapulco time and I it is about 9:30 at night for him, and this is good and bad according to how people work.

For the USA people, I am at around the noontime for Boston, New York and about 10 am in the morning for the Western part of the USA.

I suspect there are large groups of executives thinking about trying to re-locate to some Tropical place for the winter months. To have a location that is directly below their home, in the same time zone could be of great importance, whereby they can work and communicate with the USA on the same schedule.

In Bill Gates, book the Road Ahead, he discuses the asynchronous lifestyle, whereby a person can communicate with email or the internet and not need to be synchronized by time. I find synchronized conversations whether by chat or telephone call to be 10 times more productive than emails to somehow get others to follow along and work on the same project the same. When I am in the same area, proximity I find that production is almost triple of chatting or telephone, and 30 times more productive than emails.

Asynchronous working requires every person working to need less than 10 minutes of guidance per day to remain productive. The value of synchronized conversations is that they allow for the random answering of questions that is slowing the work. One un-answered question can slow a project to a dead stop for days or weeks‘; therefore being available to answer a question is what is needed, not continuous conversations.

Call Centers in the Philippines work all night, not during the day so they can service the USA.

It appears for the person who wishes to relocate; they must truly understand what motivate their workers, if they have workers. There is also the problem of talking with vendors and clients. Clients tend to think of you as lazy if you are not in an office.

I am not lazy; however, I know I am completely engulfed in the stereotype of a Hobo or Backpacker cheap traveler. There is the idea that people who travel cheap are somehow stupid, and I think the people traveling cheap in turn think people working in offices reading these types of comments are incredibly stupid. Neither is stupid, just a different path, stereotypes are helpful, but go pass judgment using a stereotype and refusing to adapt is normal…

There is nothing great about a solitary lifestyle; this is the challenge of traveling to not be alone talking to the wall, or this computer.

Working Online or Offline


Back Problems for Backpack

Back Problems for Backpack
I have somehow hurt my back; I keep thinking if I ignore it, then it will go away. It just does not want to be ignored, my two backpacks are heavy, and even though this set has wheel, I still have to pick them up and down to go down steps or into Chicken Bus.

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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A serious dilemma, I think it will be call an audible from the line of scrimmage; this is not a pretty picture.

In the end, the solution is simple; I travel south, if problems, I go slower or come to a stop. It is just tiresome and a bother to have my backpacks calling the plays.

Back Problems for Backpack


Internet Travel Job

Internet Travel Job
To make money while traveling on the internet is a one in five hundred, or 1 in 10,000 proposition. The odds of you succeeding are close to zero unless you really listen and learn, not a normal talent for people who work on computers.

I keep trying to prioritize, and analyze my success at earning enough money to live in any country on the planet.

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Acapulco - 8 Miles North of the City
Pie de la Cuesta - Playa Luces
Laguna de Coyuca - Barra de Coyuca
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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Please, do not think that being a travel writer or blogging your trip is going to make you a lot of money. Yes, if you blog about 10 times per day with great titles, SEO perfect, every day of the week and do a lot of perfect behaviors you could succeed, maybe, and if you want a list of people who have not, just search on google.com for Travel Journals. Hehehe, when they go home, there was a reason, no money.

The problem for travelers is they want to enjoy their work, and also travel, writing a travelogue or keeping a personal diary is enjoyable after it becomes a habit. More or less, I have the daily chance to evaluate my life, think through decisions, take some fuzzy thoughts, and transform them into clarity.

Now, I wish I could be paid a lot of money by putting this on the internet, GONG!

You lose, I lose.
However, if you want to self-promote, push yourself over to the New York Times, walk into every newspaper office, write pre-written public relations releases in every language you encounter, then yes it you could succeed better, maybe if you are really an inherently interesting person.

Hindsight is 20/20 they say, and after you start making good money on the internet while continuing to travel you can look back and see why.

I have never met, and do not know of any person on the planet who continuously travels and moves who makes enough money to travel anywhere on the internet. I know of a few who use E-bay and sell items on the internet, there is one guy in Iquitos, Peru that does pretty good at this, however he is living in Iquitos and the USA, not just traveling.

There are jobs you can do that take many brains in life.
- Working on nuclear reactors. -

There are jobs that require a lot of natural ability.
- Golf Pro or Language Translator. -

There are jobs that need quirky brains, sort of randomly thinkers.
- Writing -

If a person just wants to party and travel then they should just teach English and live cheap, more or less live in one location per year, then change each year.

I have been trying my best for years to find a way to take just the average person, nothing exceptional and help them to make money on the internet. I think I need some lab rats.

I have explained for day, hours to exceptionally smart people how I make money on the internet and they just cannot do it, there are so many reasons they fail it is annoying.

They need to go read Napoleon Hills 32 something ways people fail to succeed in that book Think and Grow Rich.

Back on topic, well, I sat with boy genius from India in Bangkok, Thailand, the person has worked for me for four years, and he is brilliant, however he cannot just go make money on the internet without my help.

I would propose, I now have with great 20/20 hindsight been able to narrow down a specific easy to learn, fun way to earn money, and is more or less the same as what every blogger is already to doing, just with a twist, and a push, and a kick.

The problem is this; it takes many steps, a few computer programs, and probably about a week of training to learn. I suppose a refresher, The-One-Minute-Manager type, put them back on track course a few weeks later would help solidify their training.

I want to help travelers to earn money, but like any Hobo, I do want listen to your Tough Talk, noisy rants, asinine, and inane comments.

Caesura - Stop - Full Stop - Pause - I am having a moment…

I really have no clear path on where to go with this; I started out to explain how to make money on the internet, and have decided not to open this huge can of worms. I have been abused, used, manipulated, conned and have evil trolls and ugly little people push and shove around in my life. The world has some real greedy takers on the planet and travelers or wanna be travelers are the kings of selfish, some of the most dangerous sociopaths on the planet.

Techies and people absorbed in their connectivity addiction are top of the barrel bad, trolls, and one-up-man-ship annoying people. They really must be made to listen with a two by four on the head, making sure it breaks like a pig going for a hole in the fence.

More or less, a person could be a travel photographer, travel the earth, become famous, and make money. Note, and if they were good at writing this would just be a bonus.

Live on the beach, in Africa or take an endless tour of Europe, this is possible.
I guess I have two choice on how to talk about this, I could require a person to pay me 5000 Dollars for a weeks training to learn to earn 30-50,000 dollars per year and more on the internet while traveling.

On the other hand, I could write a book, paper has a way of being efficient, and for sure, this is 225 pages of explanation.

Or, as the Scarecrow explains in the Wizard of Oz, I could do both.

Internet Travel Job