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ISSUE:  082
DATE:  August 14, 2002
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Koh Phi Phi Thailand - Scavenger Hunt - Tax Write Off Travel
TIP:  Tax Write Off Travel
LOCATION:  Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Koh Phi Phi Thailand - Scavenger Hunt - Tax Write
Off Travel
Issue 82 Hobotraveler.com - August 14, 2002
Hobotraveler.com
A Hobo trip around the world. Year 5

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~   HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)
        Location of Hobo and opinions
ON THE ISLAND OF KOH PHI PHI
~   HOBOGUIDE.COM (Go this way)
       A story of a good place to visit and other interest.
HOBO WORLD SCAVENGER HUNT
~   TODAY’S TIP - TAX WRITE OFF TRAVEL
~   EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL -
           Dennis & Scott Bike Around World
~   TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
~   HOBO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
~   HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

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TRAVEL WRITER INVITATION
I would like invite people that are or want to be
travel writers or travel photographers to come and visit.
I have more ideas for stories than
I will ever write in my lifetime.
We could have fun working on some stories to publish
on the internet. If interested
Write HoboTraveler.com.

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~   HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)

ON THE ISLAND OF KOH PHI PHI

Hello,
I am on the Island of Koh Phi Phi. As best I can
understand the word of “Koh” means Island so I am
saying Island Island Phi Phi. Just to let your serious
people know that I know.

This Island is great place, but so far Hat Rin Nok beach
on Koh Pha Ngan Island where they had the Full Moon Party is
my favorite. It had a dry beach, and this one on Phi Phi is
tidal ones. You have to wait for the tide to go out, and then
you have a place to lay on the beach. That means the sand
is always a little wet. The one on Koh Pha Ngan was better
and the water better. Both have topless girls. So that is
a moot point. I really like Israel girls, and Hat Rin Nok has
more of them than Phi Phi so that is a plus.
This one has lots of Italian girls and that is good and
different.

I am running out of easy islands to visit, and
have no desire to live on a deserted Island.
I get paranoid and claustaphobic in places like Koh Samui
and Phuket. I may stop over to photo hookers though,
and old guys with young girls. Lady boys. etc.

Thailand is probably the strangest country I have entered
so far. It is like living in a large hotel, and the people or
staff are around to help when needed, but for the most
part keep quiet, and out of the way. Concentrating on their
jobs of tempting you to buy a tours or souvenirs.
I seem to be the only person in the South of Thailand here
that even cares to meet the people. They seem to be only
for sex or a massage. Also have to pay them money
for the hotel.

I am going north soon. To try again to get in touch with
the normal people of Thailand, that have not been changed
by the topless women and tourism.

DO NOT TAKE YOURSELF SERIOUS
I watched the movie “The Beach” again last night.
I must have seen this movie 8-12 times. It is making
a challenge for the movie “Apocalypse Now.” I am not
not sure which movie I have seen more times. I would
say right now it is a tie. The movie I have seen more
times in my life, than any other is “The Razors Edge.”
No one has ever heard of it, but it is my favorite.
It has Bill Murray in it, and is about a guy traveling the
world looking for the answers on why he exist.
I used to lay around on the couch drunk.
Watching this movie over and over.

The gossip I have heard, is Bill Murray made the
movie “Ghost Buster III”, if and only if they would
also make the movie “The Razors Edge.”
I have not idea of the truth. Sounds good though
and I will continue to tell that story, with the disclaimer
statement, of “the gossip I have heard.” It is a great
movie, and I am sure all of you will go rent it, and
hate it. It is not for normal public viewing, or people
without the ability to focus a solid mental stream of
consciousness at a television or movie screen for
an extended time, and interpret. It is for those
people that can turn on their brains in the on position.
There is also a book by Somerset Maughn that
they made based the movie on called the on.
You will have trouble finding it.

I like these Islands like Koh Phi Phi and Koh Pha Ngan
where I can watch a movie ever day or night. A good
reason for me to not live on a deserted island.
There would be no movies.

I have read the book “The Beach” by Alex Garland 3 times
now, and am going to bury it. Yes I am going to bury or
hide the book. I go in 2 days to Maya Bay or Koh Phi Phi
Leh and do this deed of symbolic jest. I am going to
go to the location where they filmed part of movie
and somewhere hide or bury the book. Sounds like
a great idea to me. Read it, and bury it.
This is a compliment Alex.
I loved the book and the movie.

Really hurts though.
A book cost about 4-6 dollar USA for a USED Book
and the new ones are out of the question. This is what
it cost to live in a room here for 2 nights. So the pain is
losing the money for 2 nights room.

Out of respect, or just sharing the fun with Alex the writer.
I will do my part, and make a token jesture and be serious.
And I will be just as serious as him.

So...
Tomorrow I will wrap his book in 3-7 Made in the USA
Zip-Lock bags. Put a note from me on the inside, and
hide it, bury it. I really do not know where until I get to
the “Beach.”
I will then write out some clues and a MAP.

Received some e-mails of FUN & Extremely Stupid
Comments about the topics on Thailand.
Next issue I will l write small page about:
THAILAND - Sex Tourism and where
normal men ? have gay sex.

I almost have a complete thought on the book and movie
“The Beach.” Will start to explain the
“Backpacker Universe.” soon.

NO PHOTOS YET
I am in Internet Hell.
I am just too poor to pay that much money
to put pictures on the internet. I will return to
the mainland at the end of the week and you will
see too many to view.
For you Techies.
They have Satellite connection here.


READ IN NEXT SECTION
Scavenger Hunt

READ IN TIP
Tax Write Off Travel or Tours.

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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Life is good.
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~   HOBOGUIDE.COM GO THIS WAY !

HOBO WORLD SCAVENGER HUNT
On the assumption,
On the premise,
On the sincere belief,
with no logical, or clear understanding.
I have out of faith decided to have a
World Hobo Scavenger Hunt.

To put on a World Hobo Scavenger Hunt you need
to be very very well funded, or a scam artist.
Since I am neither.
I will have to have faith that in the next year or so
my page will become a “Super Site”
Then the pure advertising power of my newsletter
and WebPages can sponsor the hunt.
I have a long time to travel and it will happen.

I have already started to hide things.
Funny and silly things. Like my umbrella that broke.
I have a shampoo bottle that broke. I carried
this bottle for almost 10 countries. It has a lot
of sentimental value. I am going to buy or make
a new front rucksack soon, and hide my existing
one somewhere. I have carried that bag for
25 countries or more.

HOW THE IDEA STARTED
I received an e-mail from a webpage that considers
themselves famous or serious. I think my webpage
gets about 5 times the traffic than theirs, but nonetheless
it is taken serious for silly reasons.

Giving me an invitation to pay ? 7000 ? Dollars USA
to join in a world scavenger hunt. At first I did not
read the small print, and thought it sounded real fun.
But was then waylaid by the cost of 7000 dollars.
The wanted a minimum of 25 teams.
That is maybe 175,000 Dollars in entry fees, and
of course they give you X amount of money prize
for winning.

Sounds like a good way to earn money to me.
For someone. I am not sure who though.

There is something about non profit support and
all that type of noise, and money going to some
cause. I really could not be bothered to dig deeper
into this type of venture to understand.
But....

REAL TRAVELERS CAN HAVE FUN ALSO
I know very few true travelers that have 7000
Dollars USA sitting around. I am sure there are
a bunch of aging “Trust Fund Travelers” that have
the money, but they are probably too drunk, stoned
or paying off hookers to move or read. Plus
they would never admit they have the money because
it would expose they are not a “Real Traveler.”
Not that they should care about that, but they would.

I DO NOT HAVE MONEY... BUT....
I do have friends all over the world.
I can get them to hide funny objects, and we can
have a lots of fun.

WHY DO THIS?
Something to do that is different.
Why not go look for the objects of a scavenger
hunt as you bounce around the world. I have
lots of friends that have been in 30-40 countries.
Very common. This would be good fun.
Cheap, and give you something to do.

COST
Nothing to enter.
0
Zero
Perfect price for a Traveler.

RULES TO JOIN
None
Maybe one.
Do not steal the object.
Record the information.
Take a photo, and leave it.

WHAT YOU WIN?
Good question.
I am sure we can find something of value
to you, or motivating.
Something like a Date with Shakira.
Or an Around the World Plane Ticket.
Hmm.. Hard choice.
Shakira or Ticket?
Hmmm. I want both.
We will find you something.

HOW TO HELP
Friends, loonies, and people that
do not take themselves serious.
You too Alex Garland.
(Writer of The Beach)

1. Send ideas.
2. Hide funny things.
3. Help decide on prizes.

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO SUBMIT IDEAS
http://www.hobotraveler.com/hoboscavengerhunt.php

Note: Someone call Shakira.
I need her to come help me think.

SERIOUS
I have already hidden a few things,
and we can have fun. It will take a couple
of years to complete, but I am not staying
in one place, and I am going somewhere.
I was going to say... I am not going anywhere.
but that is not true. I mean my webpage and
newsletter will exist.

UN-SUBSCRIBE
For you people that do not have a sense of
humor. Please go to the link at the bottom
of the page and un-subscribe from this newsletter.
NOW... Please
This includes you people that are too busy
for this kind of reading.
NOW... Please
Bottom of letter

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

X     Hobotraveler.com was HERE!

Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

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On year 5 of Hobo trip around the world.
Budget Travel, Jobs, and Adventure, etc
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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

TAX WRITE OFF TRAVEL
or save enough to visit the country.

I once pretended to be a business person
in the USA. I walked the walk and talked the talk.
I even made money.

I always laughed and realized the naive comments
from employees and friends..
“IT IS A TAX WRITE OFF.”
I would than comment,
“I still have to earn the money.”

EXPENSES TO BUSINESS
There are real expenses to a business.
The cost of paying the rent.
The cost to pay for advertising.

WHAT IS LEFT OVER IS TAXABLE
You get paid 1000 Dollars.
It cost you 500 Dollars to do the job.
You pay taxes on 500 dollars.

I know that is simple but I am a simple person.

DUAL BENEFIT PURCHASE
You can make business purchases that serve
2 purposes. They are real, and legitimate cost.
They are not illegal and you are not cheating
the government or your fellow citizens.

EXAMPLES:

COMPANY CAR
There is a bonus of buying a NICE company car.
You get to drive a good vehicle, and it can be an
expense to your business.

BUSINESS LUNCH
You go to your favorite business with a client.
You have a business meeting and eat.
You enjoy the great restaurant, and do business.

BUSINESS TRAVEL
You go to Hawaii for a trade conference to discuss
the new release of a WIDGET or product.
You get to see Hawaii.

A REAL STORY
In the past I owned a Real Estate company.
I did a little bit of everything sell, buy, rent, or
form partnerships and got bored.

I had these shirts and jackets.
That said... “OVERPRICED LOGO SHIRTS”
That was a joke.
They had my company name, and the
company logo on the shirts.
(Best advertising I ever did)

I would buy 20-30 shirts at a time.
It cost me 7 Dollars USA for the embroidery per shirt.
It cost me about 18 Dollars USA for the shirt.
It cost about 50 Dollars USA to have them make
the digital file for the sewing machine that did the logo.

25 dollars per shirt.
time
30 shirts... Equals
750 Dollars

ACAPULCO MEXICO
I am walking around in Acapulco being the curious
guy I am, and walked into this fabric store. I am walking
around the place, and this guy in the back has a machine
like my persons embroidery machine at home.
I look around some more, and then ask,
“How much?”
This whole conversation was in Spanish, but you
get the idea.

COST
1 Dollar per embroidery.
11 Dollars for the shirt.
5 dollars to put in the computer.

12 DOLLARS PER SHIRT
Times
30 Equals
360 Dollars for the SAME quality shirt.

So in the USA I pay
750 Dollars
360 Dollars in Mexico.

I would SAVE 390 Dollars USA.
UNDERSTAND
It could almost paid the price for a plane ticket.
This is a dual benefit situation.

AVERAGE JOE BLOW OR JOHN DOE
I paid 3 dollars in Ecuador to have my teeth cleaned.
I paid 4 dollars for Anti-Biotics last week.
No doctor, and cheap medicine.
I can buy every type of shirt, suit, or clothing
or decorations for a home at 1/5 the price

I AM NOT AN ACCOUNTANT
I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY
This is a disclaimer. Do not rely on my
opinions. Ask an expert. These are idea
that I believe are possible.

OTHER IDEAS
I help my friend Jackie with her WEBPAGE in the
USA. I keep telling her,
“Jackie come and visit. We can work on your page.
You can have a vacation and learn
about making a webpage.
Write it off as an expense.”

I was trying to get my friend XXXX to invest in
an OFFSHORE HOSTING project. I told him.
Come and visit. We can sit around and laugh.
Talk over the REAL project, and you can write
it off.

RETIREMENT BUSINESS INVESTMENTS
I know a lot about Real Estate and know lots
of people that lose all their money investing in
small hotels and business in other countries.
They are thinking in western world terms, and
trying to apply them to underdeveloped countries.
You can make some exploratory trips to other
countries to find the place for a new business,
or to buy and existing one. I keep collecting
ideas for Hostels so I could be the owner of one
if I decide to stop moving.

IMPORT / EXPORT
You can travel to other countries and take
things home to sell. I do recommend you have
a friend that has a store where you can sell the
things.

There are hundreds of ways to buy cheap
and either save, or make enough money to
pay for a trip to paradise.

OF course. I am not a “Non-Profit” organization.
My.... Non-existent charter declared me willing
to give tours for 100 dollars USA per day.. NET
Fun, keep you safe, and I take digital photos.
I will take you on a Tax Write off Tour,

Write HoboTraveler.com and tell me dream please.

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

X     Hobotraveler.com was HERE!

Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

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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Article written by Andy the Hobotraveler.com
On year 5 of Hobo trip around the world.
Budget Travel, Jobs, and Adventure, etc
Subscribe to Free Newsletter at:
Hobotraveler.com
You may publish this article for Free
on the internet If this box stays attached.
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~ EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL

DENNIS & SCOTT BIKE AROUND THE WORLD
READ HIS ONLINE STORIES
http://www.theargonauts.com/argonauts/dennis_scott/archive.shtml

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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.

Sit on your porch at 6 or 7 in the morning.
Take pictures of the drunks coming home.
Great fun.

TRAVEL JOKES NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE: Send BLANK or Empty e-mail to
REMOVE THE SPACES FIRST
travelhumor-subscribe   @   topica.com

CLICK HERE FOR CARTOONS AND JOKES
http://www.hobotraveler.com/viralvistingfriend.htm
http://www.hobotraveler.com/viralcheaperairfaresawoff.htm
http://www.hobotraveler.com/virallookingfortravelagent.htm

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~   HOBO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Just hit reply to this e-mail and you can send a question
directly to me... Andy the HoboTraveler.com

Sorry, none.
I had trouble paying the cost to save the questions
and getting them on my computer to read and answer.
I will be in a cheaper world next week. I hope.
Internet is expensive on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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~   HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks
None...

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"Thank you, Lord, for thinkin'
'bout me. I'm alive and doin' fine."
I’m alive and doing fine.‘
Song by: Five Man Electrical Band

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