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ISSUE:  033
DATE:  June 06, 2001
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Patagonia Argentina - hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo
TIP:  hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo:
LOCATION:  Argentina


Patagonia Argentina - hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo
A short tip before I define Air Consolidator in next issue.
Issue 33 - HoboTraveler.com
A hobo trip around the world.


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~   TODAY’S TIP - hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo
~   TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”


Insurance? Where to PARTY in Central America?
hobo snacks. How to fly air courier and standby?
How to deal with pest? Bugs, Ants, Cockroaches etc
What Manana means?
What is a consolidator? What is a Hostel?
Like - Hostel International? Cynical Definitions?
Computer backup - organization? How to make coffee?
Language cheat sheets. How to marry a foreigner?
PLANNING Maps, Clothes, Backpacks, Money




Elevation: 0 feet
Latitude: 51.633 degrees South
Longitude: 69.217 degrees West

Why go to Patagonia, and what is a Patagonia.
Made famous by history, and travel agents trying to
sell a tour. Travelers will nonchalantly say words like Patagonia,
Tierra de Fuego, Usuahia, Torres de Paino, and Cape Horn.
They have a nice sound to them, but I still do not understand what
those words mean.

Reasons to travel to the end of the world.
A. Penguins
B. Say you went to the end of the continent
C. Trekking
D. Fishing
E. Antarctica
G. Mountain Climbing in the Andes
H. Ferdinand Magellan, Charles Darwin
I. Test that sub-zero jacket
J. Sheep
K. Oil
L. Icebergs
M. Adventure

History and Travel go hand in hand. Wherever I go I then need to
research history. Sitting here in this cold and barren region
of the world I find it difficult to understand why I came here?
Why do people say its so beautiful?
Patagonia is rather bleak. You can see for miles over the flat
cold desert terrain, with the mountains in the background.

When I think of desert, I think of hot dry places, with the sun
shining, and drifting sand. But my handy little CD rom encyclopedia
help me understand. A desert is a place of sparse vegetation.
I think all the plants deserted, or left this place. Not a tree in site.
This is normally because of little rainfall, and if you have little rainfall
the soil turn to dust, or sand....

Ok, so back to the idea. Patagonia is a lots of flat ground in between
mountains and the ocean. A few glaciers here and there.
In the South of Chile between the Andes and the Ocean there is a lot
of Glaciers. They also have fiords like Norway. It is very cold.
The beauty of coming to Patagonia is the Mountains, Glaciers, and
the adventure. Patagonia is an outdoors adventure.
People make treks into the mountains, glaciers, and woods, although not
for the weak at heart.

This place is beautiful for the adventurer who want to know the WHY.
Adventure starts,
When you explore to understand WHY.

Ferdinand Magellan a Spanish (Born Portuguese)
explorer looking for a route to the Indies came through here.
The Straits of Magellan is narrow waterway
between Tierra de Fuego (More or less and Island, or Key) and the
main continent. This trip ended up in him getting killed, and the
boat going all the way around the world.

Imagine yourself being in a wood sailboat. Freezing your tale off,
and looking west over endless water. Your crew wanting to mutiny, and
some trying. Having absolutely no idea what is down the channel.
Hoping it is not just a river, but a route to the Indies. They was still
having the debate, that the world is flat at the time, and he has to
believe it is round.

After going through this Straits, or channel he would leave the Atlantic,
and enter the Pacific.

Now this story seem easy to understand for us, because we know
the whole story. The world is round, there is a Pacific Ocean.
(Named by Magellan) and the Indies is to the west.
But these guy were adventurers. They were not sure.
They were afraid, Was it safe to take a wood boat down a narrow
winding channel.
The answer was no. But they did it anyway.
a.k.a. Adventure

Patagonia is for adventure.


Quote from: This page is good
http://www.rotrek.com/argpat.htm big feet

Patagonia. Named by Magellan, in 1520 when his fleet
(which was the first to sail round the world) stopped over at
San Julian Bay on the Patagonian Atlantic coast to spend the winter.
The word comes from the name that they gave the native Tehuelches:
PATAGONES. Which means:

« People with Big feet »
The word derives from PATACHI [1] due to the enormous size of
their feet. Which probably seemed larger than they actually were,
due to the fur boots that they wore. The native Tehuelche Indians
seemed gigantic to the small sized sixteenth century Europeans


Definition from: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Compact Disc ROM (CD ROM)

Patagonia, region of southern Argentina, situated east of the
Andes Mountains and south of the Río Colorado. It has an area
of about 777,000 sq km (about 300,000 sq mi), marked by desert
plateaus, which includes the eastern, or Argentine, part of the
Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southern tip of South America.
Sheep raising is a principal economic activity of Patagonia.
The name Patagonia formerly applied to the southernmost portion
of the South American continent, including what is now the
southern parts of both Argentina and Chile. The first European to
visit Patagonia was the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan,
in 1520. The region was not settled, however, until after 1880.
The final division of Patagonia between Argentina and Chile
occurred in 1902.


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I helped David Clark with the ropes going through the Panama Canal
He is TRYING to set a world record, by being the oldest person to sail
around the world solo. I will give updates until he arrives.
His boat SANK,
The story continues....
77 years old.

Left Africa and is moving up the Coast of South America
Expected to arrive in early August to Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

David's WebPages is:

http://www.captainclark.com/ (David's son)
My story on him: A man



~ hobo SNACK - AREPA ala hobo

In Colombia and Venezuela there are Arepas.
A typical food of those countries I developed a taste for
these Arepas. Made with a white corn flour, very simple to do,
just mix with water, and pat into a patty about the size
of a hamburger and fry in skillet. The special flour is has a nice
taste. This is the simple version, and people then proceed to mix
in anything they wish. Cheese, meat, or spices, etc. to create
their personal Arepa.

I soon found that the flour or HARINA is difficult to buy outside
of Colombia or Venezuela. You can buy it, but you must search
around a lot.

So I have developed the
AREPA ala hobo

Before you say HOW BORING let me tell you why.

Late at night, in those concrete rooms we love so much, reading
my favorite Tom Clancy book of the day.
I get hungry

The town has closed down, the sidewalks are rolled up, and
the steel gates are down over the window.

BUT... I have my electric hot plate
I do not have EGGS.
I do not have MEAT
I do not have Peanut Butter and Bread

I DO have my STAPLES

STAPLE FOODS: A basic dietary item.

Food I carry all the time in my backpack.
Things that do not spoil, rot, or smash, Things that
are OK in the bottom of a bus. Things that survive a good throw
by a taxi driver.

Flour or Harina in Spanish,
Sugar, and spices and everything nice.


AREPA ala hobo

Mix up:
1 cup flour. (Wheat, Corn, or Oatmeal)
1/2 cup sugar

Mix with water till moist, and able to make into
Fry in small skillet on electric hot plate.
Cook till burned or brown and hopefully at very slow heat to
dry out the water.
Sprinkle with sugar, and eat.
Cost: 10 cents USA ,10


If available to borrow, or buy.
Use Oatmeal, instead of flour.
Pancake Mix
Pizza Mix
Cake Mix
or just experiment
Less sugar, and add cheese.
Play around,
If in Colombia or Venezuela.
Try the normal Arepa.

If you are really having problems, or need help
get the person in the next room, or someone of
the opposite sex to help. I guarantee it will all
workout hobo good.

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Have fun! Life is Good!

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

When you travel to other countries, and buy eggs.

Crack your eggs in a separate glass,
Then pour into a pan to cook.
So that one bad egg
does not spoil the whole bunch.



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