Peru Travel Stories, Page 10

Lonely Planet Magazine

Lonely Planet Magazine
Lonely Planet has been purchased by the English news channel BBC, and now they are publishing a Magazine.

Congratulation Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

I have purchase dozens of Lonely Planet guidebooks over the years and have been in a love-hate relationship with them ever since. I find it ironic, the reason I cannot read this magazine is because I am out traveling.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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They done me well in Central and South America and dropped the ball in West Africa where Roughguide.com picked it up. Generally, anyway I do it, I know as I talk there are people in this city walking around with a Lonely Planet in their hands.

Lonely Planet is going mainstream; I expect them to go upscale about three notches as the numbers of Flashpackers and Tourists with Backpacks has dramatically increased in the last few years. The days of people bragging how cheap we traveled are ending for the old school Lonely Planet bunch like myself.

You never know, maybe there is room for a new generation of guidebooks, I believe there is room for a new genre.

I need a critique, Ash you are in England, I need to hear some noise.


Travel Magazines

Lonely Planet Magazine


Video from Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Video from Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
I apologize for publishing this video in un-real time, however my new camera makes videos in a .MOV file, and it took me a lot of work to figure out how to convert it to something acceptable for Windows Movie Maker.

When I made this video, I was in Panajachel, Guatemala and I left the village on a two-three Quetzal bus that goes to Solola, Guatemala. I got off at the village of San Jorge, and then walked back to the lookout, I did not walk down the road, and I had to walk back towards Pana to fine the rock trail that leads to this point.

There is something like three “Encantos,” near this location; these are areas where small religious ceremonies are held.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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If anyone can recommend an easy to use video making program that does not require I convert the .MOV file to another format, I am all ears. The quality of the MOV video on my Canon Camera is excellent, however a problem.

Videos

Video from Lago Atitlan, Guatemala


Meeting Coordinator of Breu Peru

Meeting Coordinator of Breu Peru
I plan on flying soon to Breu, Peru, a small village on the Yurua, River all part of the Amazon Basin. Today I talked with a coordinator for the village of Breu who works or maybe lives in Pucallpa, Peru.

I am collecting gear to go, Rope, Boots, Gloves, Long Sleave Shirts, Matches and if I can find one, maybe a tent. I am presently planning on flying out next week if the the plane leaves. The plane only leaves when full and the grass runway is not muddy.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Everything is a go!

Today’s meeting was more about me wishing to say hello, and to show the proper respect for the village of Breu, Peru. I enter cities where few foreigners go, and when I enter these cities, I a make sure to go around and say hello to all the authorities first.

This is not so urgent with the village of Breu, however the farther I work my way up the river Yurua in years to come, or this year I will encounter smaller villages.

The first things I do when I enter a village are say hello to the leaders of the village and show them my respect and gratitude for being fortunate enough to visit them.

Look at this way, have you every heard someone say,
“He is a snob; he thinks he is better than us.”

Or in the music lingo,
“He dissed me.”

I am not the best on this lingo, but I think it means,
“He disrespected me.”

Going up and down the social ladders, one person thinks they are high class, another person thinks they are low class. I truly do no care, all people are equal, however just like the Gang Rappers who do not want to get “dissed,” I must do my best to offer up respect the way they expect.

If you wanted to be killed by another human…?

The most dangerous thing you can do is ignore another human being.

I have never met a man who wanted to just be equal.

Isolated Tribe Expedition 2009

Meeting Coordinator of Breu Peru


Easy to use Travel Blog Archives

Easy to use Travel Journal Archives
Boy Genius from India has implemented a great real time Blog archives system for the Andy HoboTraveler.com Travel Journal. These are real time updates, therefore if miss a week or two, you can easily return, maybe you should Bookmark or make a Favorite.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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We are constantly trying to make the Blog as easy to read as a book; however blogger.com is working against us, the company wants Blogs to have no shelf life so they do not clog up the search engine index.

I cannot use the labels or tags, this feature is broken on blogger.com, and it does not work for large Blogs like mine.

This post is number 4322

Please, I truly appreciate you reading the Blog, if you have any suggestion or ideas please submit in comments. If you would rather write me personally, then click on this link. Contact Andy

Blogging, - Travel Writers

Easy to use Travel Journal Archives


Curtains Fresh Air Travel Tip

Curtains Fresh Air Travel Tip
Travelers and Tourist live in uncontrolled environments, that change from day to day as you travel the planet. Here in Pucallpa, Peru I have a room whereby the sun enters the room until about noon, the bed, television and my computer is close to this window.

I cannot see the screen of the television or computer if the curtains are open, but I want fresh air to enter the room.

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Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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This window only has a window that opens in the middle, I took three plastic clothespins and created a hole for the fresh air to enter.

I would guess I alter the arrangements of the curtains in my room at least 50 percent of the time. The smaller the room, the more I need the clothes pins.

CURTAINS
Beach Towel
Closer to Perfect Hotel Curtains
Curtains for travelers
How to make curtains for you room or covering the windows
Newspapers Can Be Used As Curtains Ghana
Not Using My Rain Poncho

Gear, - Heating and Cooling

Curtains Fresh Air Travel Tip


Rick Steves Iran

Rick Steves Iran
A Travel Writer I try to avoid thinking about went to Iran, it appears he made a video for PBS, the Public Broadcasting System of the USA. I know nothing about the video, however any video made in Iran by an American is noteworthy.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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I generally disagree with everything this man does or represents, however I will thank him for going to Iran..

http://www.ricksteves.com/iran/

The word that comes to mind when I think of him is,
“demagoguery”

I did not read the page, I did not watch the video, and I have not plans to watch, I just know this is noteworthy.

Destinations, - Culture, - Iran Culture

Rick Steves Iran


Peru Sugar Cane Juice

Peru Sugar Cane Juice
This women in the photo is running stalks of sugar cane through a press to make juice. As best I understand she will be selling the sugar cane juice for a normal drink.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Monday, January 19, 2009
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Sugar Cane Press

Food, - Peru Food

Peru Sugar Cane Juice


Airplane Blanket Travel Tip

Airplane Blanket Travel Tip
Many planes have stopped supplying blankets for passengers. I have carried a blanket onto the plane for the last ten years, with all the new Low Cost Carriers entering the market; this has become a need, not a want.

There is nothing worst than feeling cold for 1-15 hours on a plane.

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Ucayali River or Amazon River
Monday, January 19, 2009
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This is my travel blanket, I purchased a Hammock in Thailand made of heavy cotton, I use this daily for a blanket in my Hotel room, and once or twice per year for a hammock.

This is a multiple-use-gear item I carry; there are many uses for a Hammock that is the simple design, not the complicated designs.

I have actually shared this blanket with passengers on airplanes when the passenger next to me was freezing.

Note that me running it through the strap of my computer-camera bag keeps me from forgetting it and allows me to carry without effort.

I also recommend you use this on buses and trains.

Travel Tips, - Transportation, - Airfares, - Gear

Airplane Blanket Travel Tip