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ISSUE:  025
DATE:  January 02, 2001
TITLE:  ANDY’S TRAVEL TIPS - New Years Predictions Maceio Brazil
TIP:  Predictions:
LOCATION:  Maceio Brazil


ANDY’S TRAVEL TIPS - New Years Predictions Maceio Brazil
Issue 25 - January 2, 2001
My trip around the world.

Special New Year 2001 Predictions     1.Travel     2. Internet

Future; Negotiating, Visas, What to do, after you are robbed?
Where to Party? How to fly courier, and standby?
What is a consolidator? What is a Hostel?
Like the term in Hostel International?
Send suggestions please.



I am on the beach now in Maceio, Brazil. I am thinking
of going next to Belem, Brazil

The great thing about traveling, and the bad thing is that
all you plans get changed daily. I gave myself a deadline of
sending out this new years letter. I thought I would send it
out on the 1st. But, I forgot to talk with the internet cafe’s.
They had other ideas. They all were closed on the 1st.

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year,
and everyone remembers.

“We work, and earn money so we can go play.
Work should always be the second goal in life.
1. Enjoy life
2. Enjoy you work

Prediction on newsletter:
There will be continued misspelled words,
and bad grammar, and just a lack of good
clean writing skills. But I will enjoy the beach.
Note. I am slowly finding ways to drastically save money
on airline flights.

More photos next issues.
I am sure that Mike USA, Pascal from
Belgium, and Justin from Australia will enjoy my next
set of photo links.

See below for predictions.

Life is good.


Last year I went through the Panama Canal with David Clark.
He will soon set a world record, by being the oldest person to sail
around the world solo. I will give updates until he arrives.
77 years old.

David's WebPages is:

Press Release
My story on him: A man

This last leg was a rough one, however David and Mickey
have arrived safe and sound and are tied up at the Waterfront dock.
They arrived just before Christmas and have been resting and
getting acquainted. He plans to stay in Cape Town until mid-February

He'll be at the outer marker of the Ft. Lauderdale Harbor at
10:00 a.m. on the 17th of May (my 77th birthday) and hope
to see you all at the LAUDERDALE MARINE CENTER on that day.

David B. Clark and Mickey, (dog)
David Clark UPDATE 12/28/00 Capetown, South Africa


or Predictions


1. Footprints Handbooks will get a larger market share from
Lonely Planet.

2. Internet access will be provided free in Hostels, as an
incentive to live there. Similar to the free breakfast.

3. Bank ATM (Automatic Teller Machine ) or Debit cards use will
increase, and Traveler Checks will decrease, as people find
that this is easier, and safer.

4. Airplane tickets cost will continue to decrease for international
travel. People will start realize. It is cheaper to fly international, then
it is to fly Domestic.

5. A system for small hotels, to take
reservations, and accept Credit Cards, and Debit Card
easily will be developed.

6. Oregon, Washington, Colorado will lead the USA in a new
trend to go backpacking for 3-6 month trips.

7. Buying of Airplane tickets on the internet will become normal.
With the ability to pick up the ticket at the airport,
and end of need to carry a ticket to airport.

8. Interactive travel reports will become common. You
will be able to read, and comment on hotels, places, and
travel questions immediately. The information will become
very current, so you read updated information. Plus lots more

9. Large decreases in the average cost of rooms, at the major hotel
chains because of the booking of rooms directly with the
smaller independent hotels directly through their WebPages.
This competition will put some major hotels out of business,
and force downsizing.

10. Shakira will e-mail me, (Colombian Singer) POR FAVOR!
Just seeing if your reading.


1. Countries with pay per minute telephone service, will change
there telephone services, or internet access, to be more
competitive with the world market. This will be as of result
of government intervention.
Example: In Venezuela you can buy
a line, that measures the amount of information that
went through the line. You are only charged for the quantity of
information sent, and received.

2. Internet access service will be nationalized in lots of countries.
Access will either be provide by the government, or
the large telephone companies will provide it directly. Ending
the business life of the small internet providers of access.

3. Internet cafes will decrease, and eventually
go out of business, as hotels, restaurants, other business’s
add internet as an additional incentive to enter their business.

4. Satellite Access to the internet will take over, and
the cost of access to the internet will plummet, because
of because countries will compete to provide you service,
and not just local companies.

5. The ability to talk, and listen to e-mails will start.
85 percent of the market right now is not touched,
because they cannot read, write, or type well.
This embarrassment will be removed.
Internet teleconferencing will grow rapidly.

6. The use of mini film strips on the internet to advertise
will start to dominate.

7. Internet telephone will disappear, as the telephone
companies reduce the cost for normal service worldwide.

8. Integration of the TV and the Computer into one device.

9. The free internet e-mail services, Example: Hotmail. Yahoo
will increase their box size to 20 megs, and keep growing.

10. The internet will be used as a way to expose corruption.
Pictures, movies, and data will be released to the public
anonymously, and corruption will decrease.

Have fun!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.


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

If you want a good haircut?
Shave you head.
Grow a ponytail.
or go home...
My thoughts after my recent haircut in Maceio, but
I only paid 5 REALS, or 2.50 cents USA.


Maceio for a month.
Maybe I will go to Belem, or Manaus, Brazil, I am trying to sell
a tour to the JUNGLE 50 dollars a day,
and up to Caracas, Venezuela to fly to the Miami, Florida. USA.
I then visit Fort Wayne, Indiana. USA. I may
go to Florida to see David Clarks arrival on May 17 from his
solo sail around the world. then over to Europe.
Probably Belgium first.


Question for readers:
I have a problem. I would like to walk around cities and,
find the cheapest hotel. The problem is my backpack is too
heavy, and carrying it is not safe. Has anyone got any
hints, on where to store a backpack when searching
for a hotel? I am traveling alone,



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