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ISSUE:  052
DATE:  December 11, 2001
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Ecuador - What is Extreme Travel?
TIP:  What is extreme travel?
LOCATION:  Ecuador

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Ecuador - What is Extreme Travel?
Issue 52 - Hobotraveler.com - December 11, 2001
A Hobo trip around the world. Year 4
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Hello,

I am here in Quito Ecuador planning a small trip.

I have spent the last week collecting information on the
River Napo for a possible trip from Ecuador to Iquitos Peru
by boat. Almost all rivers in South America feed into
the Amazon Rivers, so theoretically you can get on a river
on the east side of the Andes and go all the way to Belem
Brazil at the mouth of Amazon or the South Atlantic Ocean.

Maybe I am bored, or just need a challenge

MY LIST OF CONCERNS OR PROBLEMS
1. The guidebooks are very very vague.
2. I have not met anyone yet that has done the trip.
3. All the Eco-tours just get you near Coca or Tena and not down the
river
to Peru. A trip to their Hotels but as an end to the trip.
They do take you down the river, but just to see stuff.
4. Some sort of on-going border dispute between Peru and Ecuador.
5. The boats are small, so shelter have to be made on shore.
6. The water is high right now, they say. Suppose to be faster.
7. Isolation leads to the ability to robbed.
8. The culture always make people say what you want to hear, and not the
reality. So to separate the noise people tell you from the reality is
difficult.
9. Ecology issues become blurred with reality issues,
Marketing of what people want from what is real.
10. I may need a minimum of 8-12 people to rent a boat.
11. I may have to change to another boat at the border of Ecuador and
Peru.
12. The cargo boats only leave when they are full. This can lead to
delays
and unexpected expense.
13, Malaria, Dengue and Cholera are possible diseases.
14. Drug Traffickers along the border of Colombia and Peru.
15. Possibly illegal to transport cargo on the river.
16. Where to get stamp on passport?

I leave for Tena and Coca, Ecuador tomorrow to discover
the truth.

Had a nice conversation with the Press Attaché in the
Embassy of the United States of America. I was working
on another tip, and collecting information. I will tell you about
that next week.

Beso y Abrazos
Andy the hobo

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EXTREME Hobo ADVENTURE

DAVID CLARK
OLDEST PERSON TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD

SOLO !!!!!

Congratulations David !
You made it!

Sometimes fate or a friendly God looks down and puts
a person in your path that is truly unique. I received this
fortunate gift when I got to help manage the ropes for
David as he went through the Panama Canal. It is required
by the Canal that you have a person holding a ropes at 4 spots
on the boat, so that it will stay in the middle of the locks
and not bump up against the sides of the Canal. You must
either pull in or let out the rope as the boat either lowers or
rises in the water of the locks.

I was one of the 4 people... Plus got to take lots of pictures.

Thank You David

My story on him: A MAN
http://www.geocities.com/captainclark_2000

My story rewritten by another webpage:
http://www.theargonauts.com/stories/2001/082201_davidclark.shtml

David's internet WebPages is:
http://www.dclark.com/
http://www.captainclark.com/ (David's son)

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EXTREME TRAVEL

What is extreme travel?

What is Extreme?

ex·treme (¹k-str¶m“) adj.
1. Most remote; outermost or farthest.
2. Very great; intense.
3. Extending far beyond the norm.
4. Drastic; severe. n.
5. The greatest or utmost degree.
6. Either of the two things at opposite ends of a scale, series, or
range.
7. An extreme condition.
8. A drastic expedient.
[From Latin extr¶mus.]
-- ex·treme“ly adv. -- ex·treme“ness n. 1

I am sure some of you think of bungee cord jumping or
ski diving, or some other activity that is very exciting.
This to me is just a thrill. It is not in my opinion extreme.
Sort of like getting chased by a large dog.
A lot of people probably think of their personal challenges.
That bicycle trip across Amsterdam, or walking
the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. These are fun, and
interesting, and may have required more endurance
than you thought possible. But....
Naaaaw... Just putting one foot in front of the other
and following the person in front of you.
That is not extreme.

I think extreme starts when you cannot find the person
in front of you, or the person behind you. Where no amount
of talk seems to convince others to go with you.
It seem outside their realm of thought, or consideration.

Its a only your dream... Then you do it.

Alone, without the safety net

No of some extreme travel?
Please submit at this link:
http://www.hobotraveler.com/extreme.php

Thanx

Andy
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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.

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