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ISSUE:  047
DATE:  September 20, 2001
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Swiss Knifes - Cheap Sleep Checklist?
TIP:  Sleep cheap checklist.
LOCATION:  Lucerne, Switzerland

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Swiss Knifes - Cheap Sleep Checklist?
Issue 47 - HoboTraveler.com - September 20, 2001
A hobo trip around the world. Year 4
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Where to go? What to do? Looking for a fresh adventure.
I am a little bored.
There is danger in the air, but that is normal.
No risk, no rush.

You wanted adventure...

Life is good.
Because we make it good.

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TRAVEL WARNINGS
The world is like a large city.
There are part of the city that are more dangerous.
There are parts safer.
Everyone knows where these areas are, and if smart
avoids them.

Do not pretend that your country, customs, traditions,
creed, and culture are not important.
The world is not perfect.
Respect all cultures, and do not violate local
customs, or traditions. Do not ask for danger.
Basically have good manners.

Example:
If you are a lone celibate priest, do not walk into
a whore house. Not your best way to make friends
and influence people.


Maybe it will help you to...
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Be a hobo, and leave your mark.

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SWISS KNIVES

Had a fun trip to the Victorinox factory.
This is the place where they make them fabulous
Swiss knives. I can now say I have my own Swiss knife.
I bought it for 1/3 the cost of my home country. Happy Hobo.

My friends were about ready to lump me side the head
when I said I would like a can opener. Yes, they also make
can openers, cheese cutters, and dozens of other cutlery type
products. Opened up my eyes to ways to cut or slice things up
Swiss style. I still want a can opener, because I have a need
for a can opener. To eat an occasional can of tuna, or beans.
I still do not have the can opener, but I do have that red
handled knife, with the little X that says a hobo was here.
Oops... No... that is a copy of the Swiss flag in a way.

The sell knives with flags on the side. Lots of countries of the world.
I ask the attendant for one with a Swiss Flag. She said they
did not have one, and that the little logo would have to suffice.
I looked at my friends. Who would want a Swiss Knife, with a flag
other than the Swiss Flag. Sort of disloyal to me, plus if I
am going to brag about my Swiss Knife, I want the ability to
brag simpler, and quicker.

NOTE: I will allow Canadians the privilege of carrying the knife
with a Canadian Flag, but you must remove one flag. Whether it
is a tattoo, patch, etc. We want you to feel comfortable.

I was telling my friend, they should pay a commission to
the Lonely Planet for recommending it in their guidebook.
I was trying to politely say, that the price was 3 time more expensive
in other countries. Plus I cannot get the peanut butter cleaned out
of this type of knife after use. So always a bit of headache for me.
But I promise when I climb mount Everest. I will have one.

Click to look at photos:
http://www.hoboguide.com/switzerlandknives.shtml


Maybe it will help you to...
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
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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, he found a new one. YEA !

David is a true adventurer. He is having the same planning
problems as me, how to move forward in the face of danger.
His problem is hurricanes. My problem is war.

I actually feel I can avoid the war easier.
It looks like he will probably be in Lauderdale around December now.

If you would like to see his return from his
around the world sail, or attend the party.
David B. Clark, Captain of Yacht Mickey.

David's internet 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

NOTE: David’s adventure will soon be completed.
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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS


MY HOBO SLEEP CHEAP CHECKLIST

Call me a hobo, a traveler, a backpacker, or a budget
traveler, but at the end of day, all I want is good
conversation and a cheap sleep.

A tourist trap to me is a place where every time you turn around you find
yourself paying for something. Paying for water, paying for the
bathroom,
pay for taxi, pay for moving...aaagh !


LIST OF EXTRA COST OR RULES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS
Pay extra for sheets
Pay extra for a locker
Pay extra to store you bag
Pay extra if you do not have a card
Pay extra if you are not a student
Pay extra if you are over 26, 35,
Pay extra if you are not a member
Pay extra for a shower.
Pay extra for number of people in room.
Pay extra if stay less than 4 nights
High season price
Low season price
Weekend Rates, or midweek rates
Cannot sleep in dorm if you are over X age.
Negotiate, or not negotiate?
Reservations needed.
Book 3 months in Advance
Curfew


CHEAP SLEEP CHECKLIST

1. IS IT CONVENIENT?
Is the location walking distance to the train or bus?
Is the location close to why I came to the city, or will I have
to pay to for transportation daily.

2. ARE THERE FREE PRIVATE LOCKERS?
Does it have lockers, or boxes to store valuables. The best is when
you can put your whole backpack into a box, and use your
own lock. Shared security with a stranger is not security
Sharing a room is OK. Allowing my neighbor to steal my
camera, because it is sitting on the bed is stupid.

3. IS THERE FREE KITCHEN?
Is there a kitchen to cook food.

4. IS THERE FREE LAUNDRY?
For the long term budget traveler. This is a standard.
Washing your clothes by hand, and hanging them up to dry.

5. IS IT A HOTEL OR HOSTEL?
Do NOT take this into consideration. The novice
traveler will think that the word HOSTEL means
cheap. It does NOT. Inquire at both.

6. PRICE CONSIDERATIONS
How confusing is the price?
The best possible situation would be.
All people pay the same price.
If it is difficult to understand the price, or you need paper.
to make the calculations. It is too difficult.

7. DOES IT HAVE A FREE COMMON AREA?
A common area to meet, and talk with other travelers.
This is where you can learn from other travelers about
the best places to visit. Good recommendations for
a bed in the next city on your trip. Do not call a restaurant
or bar a common area. You need to pay to be there.

8. NO RESERVATION NEEDED OR OVERFLOW HELP?
A need for a reservation means:
Cost for telephone. Cost of credit card. Possible
overcharge of credit card. Commitment before you look
at the place. A good budget place is when they have an
ability to temporarily accommodate stranded backpackers.

9. FREE SHOWERS?
Look at the shower. Is there really hot water?
I there enough showers? Is there mirrors?
I always look at the shower, and toilets.
Some places sometimes charge for showers?
Bolivia, France

10. FREE LONG TERM BACKPACK STORAGE
A good cheap sleep has had so many people ask them
to store their bag for a few days, that they will have a storage
room for backpacks. You can leave big bag there for days, or
weeks. Go on smaller trips and return. Do NOT store
you bag in a room, unless they lock the room.
This tells me you have found good hobo camp.


AWARE OF NEEDS OF BUDGET TRAVELER
Is the management aware of the needs of long term
backpackers.? Do they help you to find an internet cafe?
Store your backpack, plan your next hotel, or hostel?
Make telephone calls? Or do you have to pay for everything.
Is the only way you can live there it to be a member?
A good backpacker cheap sleep is when the management
helps. If you find that you are always paying everything.
Escape... You are in a trap.
A tourist trap.


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“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” Fun tips
Here's a little tip from me, to you, as an experienced traveler

Use a butter knife to spread peanut butter.
Not a Swiss knife.
Or get somebody else to clean the knife.

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