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ISSUE:  019
DATE:  October 17, 2000
TITLE:  Andy's Travel Tips Machu Picchu October ...
TIP:  Scanning you passport and sending to Email box.
LOCATION:  Cuzco, Peru

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ANDY’S TRAVEL TIPS - Machu Picchu on the way (Peru)
Volume 1, Issue 19 - Hobotraveler.com October 17, 2000

TODAY’S TIP
“How to send copies of Passport, Traveler Checks. Credit
card information to your e-mail box” and Why...

HOT TIP: FREE Internet telephone to Europe, A new one.

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HOT TIP
I found a new way to call Europe for free.
http://www.go2call.com/

Yes, Grete, I will call you soon, if possible in Norway

You must get a username, and password.
The machine needs a headset.
You SHOULD get OUT OF BED,
Call in the MORNING, When nobody is in the internet cafe.
If you have to wait in line to use the internet, than
it is the wrong time to use the Internet telephone.

Past recommendation:
Europe and USA, Canada
http://www.hottelephone.com/
USA. Works good. I use it all the time.
http://www.dialpad.com/

New Recommendation, or give it a try.
Europe and USA, Canada
http://www.go2call.com/

The countries available:
                       
        NORTH AMERICA (dialing format)                       
                        
        Canada (1 ### ### ####)                
        The United States (1 ### ### ####)                
                        
        EUROPE (dialing format)                                                              
        Austria (43 # ### ######)                
        Belgium (32 # ### ######)                
        Denmark (45 # ### ######)                
        Finland (358 # ### ######)                
        France (33 # ### ######)                
        Germany (49 ## #### ####)                
        Greece (30 # ### ######)                
        Ireland (353 ## #### ###)                
        Italy (39 # ### ######)                
        Liechtenstein (42375 # ### ######)                
        Luxembourg (352 # ### ######)                
        The Netherlands (31 # ### ######)                
        Norway (47 # ### ######)                
        Portugal (351 # ### ######)                
        Spain (34 # ### ######)                
        Sweden (46 # ### ######)                
        Switzerland (41 # ### ######)                
        The United Kingdom (44 # ### ######)                

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INTRODUCTION

Hello again,

The computer virus makers, delayed my trip this week.
I had to stay in Cuzco a little longer than expected.
I did learn a lot about virus’s.
55,000 types
They like programs
Formatting a disk will kill them.
There are some violent people out there, trying to hurt
people for no reason.

I go to Machu Picchu tomorrow. By train,

30 dollars USA round trip. (2nd Class) The lonely
planet recommended that 1st class to avoid the robbers.
(50 dollars USA) I am going leave my valuable at
the hostel, in the storage room. So them “ladrones”
have nothing to steal. hehehe

10 dollars to enter the site.
9 dollars for a bus up the hill from Agua Calientes.
I am going to walk up the hill, instead of the “Inca Trail”

OK< so I am lazy...Or, I do not like the cold. This boy
was made for the beach, and not this cold rainy stuff,
Plus I am a farm boy, and walking around outside
sometimes seems a little strange.

I will spend one night in the town of Agua Calientes, to
see what the culture is like.

Thanks to all of the people that have signed up for the FREE
advertisement in my newsletter, by linking to my site.

TODAY TIP
“How to send copies of Passport, Traveler Checks. Credit
card information to your e-mail box” and Why...

Some EXCELLENT Photos of Peru by a PROFESSIONAL
http://www.culturefocus.com/peru2.htm

Facts: Cuzco, Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/alg_cuzcohistory.shtml

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TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP

Link to this information, with a PHOTO.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/alg_cuzcoscanpassport.shtml

How to Scan the important travel documents and why?

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!!

You can scan your travel documents, and send to yourself.

Scan:
*Passport
*Traveler Check numbers
*Credit Cards
*Student Cards
*Important telephone numbres

If you read this, and do not scan you travel documents.
Remember: I told you so....

Everyone says, or thinks it cannot happen to them.
But it happens, and no amount of caution can stop a robbery.

Why Scan you documents:
*If everything gets robbed.
*They rob a bus, and take everything
*The rob you walking from the bus, to the hostel
*etc. etc.
*The robbers know where you keep your money belt.
*The robbers can take the whole backpack, and search it later.
*Without the traveler check number, it will take longer

What to do:
1. Find a scanner
Where:
a. Internet Cafe
b. Friend
c. Computer store
d. Printing shop

2. Scan them in. SAVE AS JPG OR GIF ONLY
a. You can open this type of file on any computer
b. It is small, and will NOT use up all of your email box.
c. If you want to be double safe, open up
another email box. i.e. hotmail, yahoo.

How:
ASK THE WORKER IN THE INTERNET CAFE, AND
PAY THEM!!

3. Save on a 3.5 disk.
4. Load into a computer with internet access
5. Go to you account
6. Write and email to yourself. Put in the subject line.
Clear words.
7. If you want to type passport, or credit card.
Spell them like passssssssporrrrrt, creeddddiiiiiit
8. ATTACH the file to the email.
9. Make a folder
10.Place, or save to a folder with a good name.
11. Log off of your email box.
12. Open you email box.
13. Got to the folder
14. Double Click on the attachment
15. Look at your document. YEA!!!

If this does not work:

ASK THE WORKER IN THE INTERNET CAFE, AND
PAY THEM!!

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!!

What not to do:
*Type all these numbers into the computer, and send to yourself. Because some hackers can
spider the words. They would have to open up every picture, to find you number. Almost impossible, but, realize it is almost impossible to have them read you number. Note: If you are a millionaire, you are more likely to have hackers go after you.
*Do not send this to an account, that is not easily accessible.
*Send to a FREE one. i.e. Hotmail. Yahoo. I recommend Yahoo.com
*POP accounts are not easy to access. If you want try
http://www.mail2web.com/

*Paid accounts are not good. Example: AOL, Your local provider. If you stop paying they close them, plus they are more difficult to access while traveling.

Save scan as: jpg or gif file ONLY!!!!!

Have fun!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.

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TODAY’S TIP FROM THE “Peanut Gallery”
Here's a little tip from me, to you as an experienced
traveler.

If someone offer you some Mani in South America, do
not think you are luck.

“Mani” is the word for Peanuts in Spanish.
Working for “Mani”

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