Thailand Travel Stories, Page 40

Cultural Equivalents

Cultural Equivalents
Chicken Fried Rice is the equivalent to Stew

Nodding your head is same as shaking hands.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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Give me some stew, no, please give me some Chicken Fried Rice.

Same Same but different

I would say, nobody makes stew the same; each cook makes their own unique combinations of what they throw in….

I said,
- I want the same Chicken Fried Rice I ate yesterday.-
My friend says,
- These are the vegetables they have today. -
- But this is a restaurant; I want the same food every day. -
- These are the vegetables they have today. -

Oops, Fried Rice is sort of stew, whatever is around, they use to make, this is why I have so much trouble with this food.

There are analogous cultural phenomena; I challenge everyone to see the rhyme and the reason of life. I see more how we are the same, same, and not different, even though different.

Note, I agree, a nod is good as a wink to a blind horse.

Cultural Equivalents


How to make Love Safe for Travel

How to make Love Safe for Travel
Love and the search for love is one reason people travel.

Betrayal, lies, cheating and scams, the need for love is universal. I read an interesting post on HoboTraveler.com today, and it made me sad.

It is possible on this website, HoboTraveler.com to submit scams, below is a fraud reported, and way too common.

The numbers of people who travel from one end of the planet to the other is growing, and blame it on love, blame it on internet love.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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So all you middle-aged baby boomer guys beware of gorgeous chicks!
They aren’t real!


Name: Chuck
City: Louisville
State: KY
Country: U.S.A.

Subject: Ghana Scams on Singles Websites

Comments:
I recently signed up for a month's membership on Singlesnet.com and yesterday I received an e-mail from jimaima45@singlesnet.com. There was no picture posted with her profile but as soon as I sent a response this picture of a gorgeous chick who rivals Jessica Alba in
appearance shows up on my screen. The profile said she was from Minnesota and was 43 although she looked much younger.

We exchanged a few e-mails and she then requested I go to Yahoo Instant Messenger where we could converse in real time. Her e-mail there was jimaima255@yahoo.com .

She confessed that she was actually from Ghana and that her father was German (she was Caucasian in appearance) and that she made a mistake in typing her age and she was actually 32, not 43. Plus she said she was a student while her Singles.net profile said she was in sales.

She tried to get my full name, home and cell phone but I wouldn-t
give it to her. I-m 57 and wasn-t born yesterday!

She spoke in broken English and also asked if I owned my own house. To me it became obvious she was setting me up.

So all you middle-aged baby boomer guys beware of gorgeous chicks!
They aren-t real!

P.S. I tried to add apostrophes but this software won-t let me.

Click here to read the actual post: Scams

OK
Hmm…

I am receiving daily a growing number of submissions about scams.

China products sold to people in the USA on the scam pages.
People offering jobs to people from India on the embassy pages
Love scams, love me, send me money, mostly staring from Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries.

There are hooks, questions, or replies made, they are sneaky and clever.

I think there is a need for certifications of companies. I think there needs to be a way to certify that a company exist, and has been in business for three or more years. The Better Business Bureau of the USA is somewhat dodgy, and I do not trust them. They came one times into my company in Indiana and more or less said, you join and we will make sure any reports are solved. I did not join.

I think the governments need to get more involved and have official contacts listed as registered companies. Example… saying, this is the official registered email or website of this company as reported to the USA government.

How to make Love Safe for Travel


The 30 Kilo Lifestyle

The 30 Kilo Lifestyle
I live with 30 kilos of travel gear, my life is simple and free.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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A rich person is not one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.
- Interview with God

There are two ways to be rich--make more or need less.
- Rimo’s Rule

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

A good collection of quotes is on this page, about the Simple Life

I was looking at my closet, I am a traveler.

I have about 30 kilos of possessions, and tons of free time to talk with my friends.

The 30 Kilo Lifestyle


Group Dicount Rates for Thailand Hotels

Group Dicount Rates for Thailand Hotels
Five Star Hotels, do they give discounts for groups? It seems rather ridiculous to give a large group a discount on hotel rooms. There is a large group of people who entered the hotel.
Happy New Year
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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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Exclusive, Five Star Hotel or a Five Star Resort, I have traveled enough to know, groups cause problems. A group of Americans, a group of Swiss, a group of any culture the planet and you have the formula and ingredients for trouble.

A married couple with no children and probably no troubles, I like when this is the formula living next door.

If I was a Five Star Traveler, I think I would look for hotels that do not allow groups, or give groups discounts, or encourage any of this silly behavior.

If I was the owner of a run-down, 50 percent vacancy rate hotel, I think I would want groups, because I need them, business is bad. I think a groups should pay more and only be allowed to rent whole floors.

Nevertheless, I am not a Five Star Hotel person and for the most part, I close to never have to deal with this type of preposterous hotel problem.

I am always curious, why the more people pay, often the hotel is worst.

I tend to believe the future of exclusive Five Star Hotels is for the under 40 room sector.

Group Dicount Rates for Thailand Hotels


Adjusted for Standard Deviation of Culture

Adjusted for Standard Deviation of Culture
A tourist area has about 50-60 percent trashy people working and living in the epicenter.

This means 40 percent are just average acting people.

The other 50-60 percent who work in tourism industry areas are close kin to Trailer Trash, Hobos, Bums, and Euro-Trash, and some now sitting next to you on the corner of the bar.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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I am need to remember this observation when I am in a tourist area, tourism is not normal, the people I meet in a tourist areas are for the most part the throw away, no deposit cans of the country.

When I can see a tourist, I need to remember the local people are Adjusted for Standard Deviation of Culture because of tourism.

I am in not in a normally distributed culture, I am on Khao San Road, and I have to believe Sukumvit is more hmmm , well trashy with even more deviance or deviants.

Adjusted for Standard Deviation of Culture


Andy HoboTraveler.Com Travel Blog Vol II

Andy HoboTraveler.Com Travel Journal Vol II
blogger.com is broken 3,434 post, time for a fresh start, a new system... hehehe

- Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.-
Pete Townshend wrote the words and Roger Daltrey sang them...
- The Who

Nothing is changing, all remains the same… we hope.
Same Same, not Different
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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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I went to blogger.com, clicked on Create a Blog, and entered all the same data as before, and added Vol II.

Whatever that means, I am on blogger.com system of publishing blogs number two, because number one is broken, and I have no way to repair. This means it will not have to publish 3,434 post, it will start at one again, but not really.

Life is Good

Andy of HoboTraveler.com in Bangkok Thailand
December 29, 2007

Andy HoboTraveler.Com Travel Journal Vol II

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There is land south of Tropic of Capricorn

There is land South of Tropic of Capricorn
I picked up this hefty book by Paul Theroux, The Happy Isles of Oceania, wondering how far a person could travel in 500 plus pages.

I started reading about New Zealand, and for five minutes, I thought, there is land to the south, there is land down there, which is not covered with snow.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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If you ever read I was frostbitten, froze my toes, any of them problems, then assume I have also lost my mind. I do not plan in this lifetime to be cold; I only like traveling on inhabited warm planets. I was reading away and it hit me, there is land south of 23.5 degrees, and it is warm now, it could be hot, I could go south for the winter, I mean real far south.


There is NOT land south of Tropic of Capricorn

Crap, the only big patch of land is Antarctica, and I am not rich enough for that place. New Zealand, I guess is possible, and parts of Australia, however shoot, I was hoping there was big areas of thawed land.

Punta Arena, Chile and Rio Gallegos, Argentina and all that Patagonia noise is for Penguins, I been there, done that. When you go out to explore a planet, take a map, and get a good grip on where and why the sun is over your head.

I better start thinking sailboats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropic_of_Capricorn

There is land south of Tropic of Capricorn


One Solution to Air Conditioned Room Fogging Camera Lens

One Solution to Air Conditioned Room Fogging Camera Lens
Condensation forms on lens of a camera when you leave an air conditioned cool room and enter the normal warm air in Tropical climates. I spend about 95 percent of my life in the Tropics because I do not like the cold and snow.

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Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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I used to live in five dollars per day hotel rooms, and I now live on about 10-15 dollars per day rooms. With this room, I normally get air conditioning, color TV, cable and possibly a remote that works.

It also gives me a long list of other problems I did not have before my new lifestyle change. I would rather have a fan room, however the noise of the fan, and how it dries my eyes is starting to wear on my nerves. I now do interviews of rooms for noise levels.

PROBLEM
I take my cold camera outside the room and for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, the lens fogs over, thereby distorting the photos.

I think the default solution is traveler carry their cameras around in their hand until they find a photo. The camera rapidly acclimates and the problem is solved.

I do not search for photos, when I see a photo, I take the picture. Therefore my camera is in the bag, insulated by the bag, and the time it takes to warm up is more. The big problem is when I am in my room and something suddenly occurs outside my room, whereby I need to use my camera now. My new solution is this, I leave the Air Conditioning on, hope I have a screen, open the windows and hang the bag facing the outside world and air. If I really want to be safe, I am also turning on my light bulb and allowing the heat of a lit light to heat the camera while hanging in the normal air.

To understand this problem, you need to read about condensation; however, this is more of simple solution.



Photos of the bag hanging in the window, I have the flap unzipped and open, I also want the bag to warm up and not have humidity inside the bag.



I have closed the window, effectively having the bag outside the room, but not really, I have to be careful and check if anyone can open the window and steal the camers. S.O.P., nothing new.



I purchased this hook, and tied on string.

One Solution to Air Conditioning Fogging Camera Lens