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Propane Motorcycle in Peru

Propane Motorcycle in Peru
I am not sure which country is more advanced, the USA or the rest of the planet. Last year I photographed Tuk Tuk’s and Taxi’s in Thailand powered by Liquid Propane, now I found a motorcycle in Peru, here is a couple of photos.

LPG Tuk Tuk in Thailand

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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This motorcycle is powered by LGP; however not hard to believe it appears to be owned by Repsol, what I believe is a distributor of Propane.



Here is a closer look at the connections on the back of the motorcycle.

The man is also delivering tanks of propane or LPG, so he has two extra small tanks.

Is LPG powered vehicles better or worst than a Hybrid Car?

The cell phone industry outside the USA is probably better managed, what will be next the car industry?

LPG Tuk Tuk in Thailand

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS
Autogas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Propane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Propane Motorcycle in Peru


Reuben and Elvis on Edge of Planet

Reuben and Elvis on Edge of Planet

I want to visit the last village at the edge of the planet.

I want to fly to Breu, Peru and cultural information about the isolated tribes up river from Breu on the Yurua River. Today I talked by Skype.com photo with Kim published a Blog about a groups that went to this area in July- August of 2008.
The Wonderful People of Breu

The went up the river with a gas powered Peca Peca dugout canoe to the village of Dulce Gloria.

There is at least one more village after Dulce Gloria that could be on the edge of the planet, the place where normal people do not go.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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She told me if I got to Breu to look up Reuben and his son Elvis. These names were surprising to hear, not the customary names of Peruvian people.

I will update a prior Blog post from my first trip to Pucallpa, Peru with all the links and information.

Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition

Expeditions, - Explorers

Reuben and Elvis on Edge of Planet


Business Calls in the Hotel Travel Tip

Business Calls in the Hotel Travel Tip

I went to the Pucallpa, Peru airport yesterday; they are going to call me when a flight is arranged to Breu, Peru, the plane needs to land on a grass strip in the Jungle.

Oops, I am expecting a business call, I went into evaluation mode of my Hotel, and can it deal with a Business Call?

Hotel chains like the Hilton and Sheraton provide expensive rooms for business travelers that help inexperienced business travelers survive.

I 100 percent believe that Business Travelers need to stay in Business Hotels, they need the support provided by these types of Hotel chains, they need to know what to expect, they do not need the unexpected. The are traveling for business, not to learn how to travel.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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What does the business traveler do when his company cannot pay for the 200-300 dollars per night room? What happens if the Business Traveler also wanted to have cultural experience by living in a small family ran Hotel, or there are no business Hotels in the area?

The business of HoboTraveler.com refuses to pay more than 20 dollars per night for a Hotel, talk to the boss; he does not spend money on silly expenditures.

I am in a Three Star Hotel that cost 40 Soles or about 13 US dollars per day, yes I said,
“it is a Three Star Hotel.” I have never figured out this Star System, I stayed in Four Star Hotels in Iraq costing me 20 dollars per night; there is no rhyme or reason to the Star System.

This Hotel has WIFI internet in my room, I have a great connection, and I truly do not care about those stars.

FIRST,
First, this is the wrong system for an international businessperson; they should buy a new SIM or CHIP for a Quad Band Cell Phone at the airport as they arrive. They would have a local number from the country that would encourage calls. The locals would know how to call this number, while might not know how to call overseas.

I also have a USA Skype.com number from the USA because it is the only way to do business with the USA.

SECOND,
If you do not have a local telephone number from the country?
What should a Business Traveler do in any Hotel on the planet?

1. Do the people know who I am; when a person calls, will they know how to transfer the call?

Solution:
Shake hands, introduce yourself to all the staff even the cleaning and maintenance, and make sure you ram your name into their heads. Make a big impression, turn on the charm and be charismatic, try to make everyone in the Hotel know you are good person and maybe they will help you.

2. Will they transfer the call to my room?

Solution
If you have done step number one, then you are known by the staff, maybe you are in small Boutique Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand and they do not speak English well. If they know the sound of your name, if they have heard it many times, maybe the call will be transferred.

Check, is there a phone in your room?

I have a room close to the reception so they can just come tap on my door.

3. Will they take a message, and write it done and give it to me when I return to the Hotel?

Test you Hotel, walk up to the desk and try to leave a message, do they have not pads ready and a pen, or are they lost?

4. Receiving the message.

Solution
When I enter the Hotel, I say to the Hotel reception person,
“My name is Andres, I am expecting a call, are their any messages?”

Every time I enter the Hotel, I say this, I truly become known by the Hotel staff, I am removing any excuses or problems, the name “Andres” is ringing in their ears.

Now here is the kicker, I speak Spanish fluently, I can say all the about comments in Spanish, I can ingratiate myself well in Spanish. I can be very charming and charismatic without a problem.
I 100 percent believe Business Travelers need to day in Hiltons or Sheratons to thrive, or learn to travel in the real world.

Note, I have a quad band mobile phone and with a SIM cad and local telephone number from Claro.

Business Travel, - Mobile Office, - Telephone

Business Calls in the Hotel Travel Tip


WorldWalk-PeaceTour.info

WorldWalk-PeaceTour.info
Two brother from Hungary, Ferenc and István Ivanics are walking around the world. They were nice enough to write telling me about their trip, now I need to figure out what they are doing.

Therefore, my best course of action was to find their Blog and subscribe, I find after following along for about 20 post I can normally understand a writer. I feel to have good manners I must follow along for awhile to understand motives and intentions. However, just looking at their pages makes me laughe, so this is always a good start.

Have some fun Blog.
http://worldwalk-peacetour.blogspot.com

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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Here is the link to their website; it is truly a personal website, even some funny photos of the two brothers. This is a fun link and not a waste of time to explore.

Try to empathize with this, people form Hungary to not speak English and the page I am sending you to is in English.
http://worldwalk-peacetour.info

I copied and pasted their names into this Blog, I hope the fonts do not go splat and become gibberish.

WorldWalk-PeaceTour.info


Moonshine in Pucallpa Peru

Moonshine in Pucallpa Peru
I walked down to the river where they unload bananas and plantains from boats here in Pucallpa, Peru. I ran upon a group of men passing around a shot glass and drinking the local brew.

One man wrote down three names for the alcohol drink.

- Chuchuhuasi
- Cumaceba
- Agenjebre

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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One of the local of Pucallpa, Peru here is downing a shot.



This is the local moonshine; I forgot to ask how much it cost. The wanted me take a shot, I told them I was alcoholic and did not want to go crazy here in Pucallpa. They all started to laugh and point at each other.

Walking up to a group of men drinking moonshine on the Ucayali river or the Amazon basin is always an exciting day.

Moonshine in Pucallpa Peru


Check the Hotel Hot Water Travel Tip

Check the Hotel Hot Water Travel Tip

When you enter a Hotel, always check the Hot Water Shower, do not assume it is ok.

I mean, put you hand under the water and feel it, make sure it is hot.

The goal is the best room in the Hotel.

I have a perverse enjoyment watching and listening to tourist check in and out of Hotels, especially the United States tourist, they truly do not know how the world works.

Do not worry, I am from the USA and I learned how the world works the hard way, These bad bad experiences are pounded into my head daily, I have lived in Hotel rooms now for over 10 years.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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Tourists normally live inside a box, they have never left the resort, and when they do learn how the world works.

Do you check out all the rooms in the Hotel or do you just accept any room the manager give you?

When you enter a Hotel, any especially the Five Star Hotels you need to check out the rooms. The more you pay the more you deserve to have the best room in the Hotel.

There are many type of Hot Water systems and some hotels do not have Hot Water.

Do not be shy, walk into the room, check the Hot Water or will surely get what you expect of life. When you find yourself in the worst room in the Hotel, look around I may be watching and laughing.

Here is a true story; the taxi driver here in Pucallpa, Peru took me to a Hotel called the Sol de Pucallpa. It has free breakfast, free WIFI internet and cheaper rooms than my present room; it is on a quiet cul du sac area. It is truly has all the features I want, however, I have not checked the Hot Water yet.

I went in the Hotel, I heard loud concrete saws cutting floor tiles, I asked the reception, when this noise would stop.
She said,
“Today.”

I went up to the fourth floor where they were working and seen that they was replacing the whole floor and they was 10 percent finished.

I did not move into the Hotel, the taxi driver and the receptionist did not earn a commission. I may move into the Hotel in a week when they are finished.

I have learned not to trust anyone, this is not natural for a boy from the state of Indiana, and it took me years to accept that the world will tell me anything to make money.

Learn how to inspect your Hot Water shower.

Water, - Toilets and Showers, - Accommodations, - Traveler versus Tourist

Check the Hotel Hot Water Travel Tip


All-inclusive Air Fares in Europe

All-inclusive Air Fares in Europe

“Air travellers will soon be able to see at a glance exactly what they have to pay for their tickets, as the European Parliament approved new EU rules. Air fares as displayed will have to include all taxes, fees and charges added to the basic ticket price and known at the time of publication. Parliament approved a deal on this legislation reached with the Council, as it takes on board the EP's key first-reading amendments.

The price you actually have to pay”
- European Parliament

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Pucallpa, Peru
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Is this true, I do not know?

I have learned not trust anything I read or hear without severe collaboration, I for sure trust the governments of the world before I trust the news media. Whatever the case, this feels real, I am now hoping the rest of the world follows with this great legal precedent.

What is the situation in the USA, are they going to pass laws to stop the airlines from feeding us pricing crap.

Airfare, - Around the World Airfares

All-inclusive Air Fares in Europe


Food Scavengers are Healthy Travelers

Food Scavengers are Healthy Travelers
Travel Tip

Tourist normally eat 99 percent of their meals in restaurants.

Eating in tourist restaurants is extremely unhealthy unless you are on the 50 dollar per day food budget or you are good at ordering ala carte in strange languages. Over time, I have discovered menus in restaurants generally do not include either vegetable of fruit.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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After 10 years of travel I have slowly broke the habit of eating three times a day. Rarely do I eat more than one sit down meal per day, now I am a scavenger.

I have learned, I need to focus on Fruits and Vegetables, and some form of Protein. The carbohydrates such as rice or spaghetti are incredibly easy to eat and difficult to avoid. I walk around daily shopping for nutritious foods, this is necessary; it is not a choice if I wish to be healthy.

When was the last time you had a helping of peas, string beans, asparagus or broccoli in a restaurant? There is a need to check out your eating habits, because malnutrition saps your energy.

Food, - Restaurants

Food Scavengers are Healthy Travelers