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ISSUE:  038
DATE:  July 13, 2001
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - ? Best Country in South America
TIP:  South America wrap up - Most Beautiful - Least Corrupt - Cheapest - Prettiest girls - Biggest party - Most Fun:
LOCATION:  Belgium

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Issue 38 - HoboTraveler.com - July 13, 2001
A hobo trip around the world.
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~   UPDATE ON A hobo’s LOCATION
~   hobo CHEAP HOTELS AIRFARE
~   EXTREME hobo ADVENTURE
~   hobo WORLD CONTACTS, People around the world to help you.
~   TODAY’S TIP -
~   TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
~   HOBO QUESTIONS FOR READERS

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~   UPDATE ON A hobo’s LOCATION

I left Chicago on an Amtrak train. I love the train because
you can walk around, and talk with people. Walk up to the
diner car and eat. It’s a lot more comfortable than the bus.
The major problem with the Amtrak trains in the USA is
that they appears to never be on time. Almost always late.

I walked up front, and sat down in a booth outside the diner car.
And waited for a long line of anxious people to slowly order food, to
take
back to their seat. An Amish guy made a dry joke, when I
sat down. After getting his food, he returned and sat down with me.
Not saying a word. I was sitting on the other side of the table. The
train
clanking down the track with a slight back, and forth jostle,
and a guy with a funny hat looking out the side of his eye at me.

hmmm... So not wanting to appear as I was ignoring him.
I ask him where he was going. He said somewhere south
of Cincinnati, Ohio. Quiet, and very different than me. I dragged
up some old memories of my youth, working on the farm with some
Amish. So we started a conversation. I soon learned he was
a regular comedian, in a subtle way. He sat across from me
in a light blue shirt with no collar, dark Jean material pants, leather
suspenders, and a black round hat. He must have searched a long
time to find them perfectly round wire rimmed glasses.
He had a beard, and that mean he is married in
the Amish culture. I told him every Amish story I knew.
I was in luck because my Grandfathers farm was just down the
hill from a family of Amish, so I had my stories.
We had a good time.

Eating a lot of food, which is not cheap on these trains he
spoke slowly and deliberately. Listening very well, and asking
some questions of me. I told him I had travel a through South America.
He thought that would be a long way by train. I told him there
was no train to South America, and the Darien Gap between Panama, and
Colombia
is supposed to be dangerous. He wanted nothing to do with that.

I ask him if he farmed in Minnesota where he came from. He
said he had 168 acres. That a lot of acres to farm with old fashion
methods. He told me that it was mostly pasture for cattle to milk.
But, I thought.. Milking cattle by hand could take a lot of work.
Soon, he told me he had 10 milking machines.... Holding up his worn
small fingered hands and demonstrating a pulling . He told of his 10
boys.
And besides that he said. It gives us something to do in the morning
and at night. Not my type of fun, for something to do.

The farm was not his source of money. He owned a sawmill.
Telling that it was mostly to cut red oak. I could have guessed
because one finger was missing.
Then he went on to say that he build over 100 ice shacks
last year for the ice fisherman. I suppose he put them 10 boys
to work. Plus that a lot of fisherman to need that many
shacks.

He was eating 2 sandwiches when the shoe police came and
busted him. There is a rule that you must where shoes when
walking around on the train. So this chubby black lady in full
lets play train uniform stood and laugh, and very persistently
told him to go get his shoes. He then told me.
What can they do to me for not wearing shoes?

When he came back he brought his pregnant sister with him.
I thought they was ganging up on me to ask me questions. I had
told him that I was going to Europe. Both of them ask lots of questions
about Europe. I ask him where Amish people came from, because
they speak a sometimes a type of German. He was not sure
but thought it was from Switzerland. I told him of seeing Amish
people in Guatemala, and we continued to compare notes. He
wants to go to Europe, but its only a dream, and besides he
was not sure how long a boat would take, because his religions
dictates that they can not fly in airplanes.

He gave me his address to write him, and I promised to write him
on what I learn about Amish in Europe. I am looking forward to
sending him a card. He will have a good laugh.

The Amish people in the USA are dramatically different than
everyone else. What normally happens when people are very different is
they fight. The Amish are a great example of a different culture
living in peace. People seem to want to say why they are
different, and not why they are the same.
Me and this man had a lot in common. We are the same.

Hope you take the time to listen to people as you travel.
To steal a minute from you itinerary, and listen to people
as their live pass by you.

LINKS ON AMISH
http://holycrosslivonia.org/amish/origin.htm
http://www.amishcountry.org/
http://www.amish-heartland.com/
http://www.800padutch.com/amish.shtml
http://www.caneandreed.com/AmishandMennoniteinformationandlinks.html
http://www.amishacres.com/
http://www.omii.org/
http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/
http://www.amishnews.com/

Maybe it will help you to...
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE... be a hobo
hobo around

Life is good.
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~   EXTREME hobo ADVENTURE
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.

FOUND A BOAT....
GO TO WEBPAGE

On the home stretch
There will be a party in Florida, USA
in November.

David's WebPages is:
http://www.dclark.com/
http://www.captainclark.com/ (David's son)
My story on him: A man
http://www.geocities.com/captainclark_2000

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

SOUTH AMERICA WRAP-UP
I will get Guiana, French Guiana, and Suriname
when someone offers to sail me from Florida to
there, and visit all the island in the Caribbean.
hehehe....


MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
Peru 1
Brazil 2
Ecuador 3
Colombia 4
Venezuela 5
Chile 6
Uruguay 7
Argentina 8
Paraguay 9
Bolivia 10



LEAST CORRUPT
Brazil 1
Uruguay 2
Chile 3
Argentina 4
Colombia 5
Ecuador 6
Peru 7
Paraguay 8
Venezuela 9
Bolivia 10


CHEAPEST
Ecuador 1
Peru 2
Bolivia 3
Paraguay 4
Colombia 5
Chile 6
Brazil 7
Uruguay 8
Venezuela 9
Argentina 10


PRETTIEST GIRLS
Colombia 1
Peru 2
Uruguay 3
Brazil 4
Argentina 5
Chile 6
Ecuador 7
Venezuela 8
Paraguay 9
Bolivia 10


BIGGEST PARTY
Ecuador 1
Peru 2
Colombia 3
Brazil 4
Bolivia 5
Chile 6
Venezuela 7
Uruguay 8
Paraguay 9
Argentina 10


                FUNNIEST
Ecuador 1
Peru 2
Brazil 3
Bolivia 4
Colombia 5
Chile 6
Paraguay 7
Venezuela 8
Argentina 9
Uruguay 10


TOTALS                      BEST COUNTRY
Peru 16
Ecuador 19
Brazil 21
Colombia 23
Chile 33
Uruguay 38
Bolivia 42
Venezuela 46
Argentina 46
Paraguay 46

Andy the hobo

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.

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

The cheapest and best alarm system for your house is
in South America.
A DOG

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