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ISSUE:  083
DATE:  August 24, 2002
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - THAILAND - How to Receive a Package
TIP:  How to receive a package.
LOCATION:  Ranong, Thailand

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - THAILAND - How to Receive a Package
Issue 83 Hobotraveler.com - August 24, 02
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
KOH PHI PHI TO RANONG THAILAND
~   HOBOGUIDE.COM (Go this way)
       A story of a good place to visit and other interest.
THIS IS MY TOY !
YOU CANNOT PLAY WITH IT !
~   TODAY’S TIP - HOW TO RECEIVE A PACKAGE
~   EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL -
           Dennis & Scott Bike Around World
~   TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
~   HOBO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Lots of comment good and bad on British Girl.
~   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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PHOTOS NOT IN PRIOR ISSUES
Here are photo links. I was not able to send the
last couple of times in the letters.

HINT
Click on about 3 links.
Hopefully they open 3 new windows.
Go read one section. The page will open even if
you do not stand there watching.
Then go look at pictures. Close and repeat
with 3 more links. Read while opening.
HOTMAIL... You have to learn to
CUT AND PASTE to the browser.

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PHOTOS OF KOTA BARU MALAYSIA

Kota Baru Malaysia Basketball McDonald
http://www.hoboguide.com/081newzelandcouple02.shtml
Kota Bahru Malaysia McDonalds, KFC, Muslims, Taxi Construction
http://www.hoboguide.com/081newzelandcouple03.shtml

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PHOTOS OF RANONG THAILAND / TRIP TO KRABI

Ranong Thailand - Hot Springs - Muslim Food
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia01.shtml
Ranong Trip to Krabi, Pha Ngan James Bond Island
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia02.shtml
Phan Ngan - Railley Beach Boat Trip - Wedding party
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia03.shtml

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PHOTOS FROM HAT YAI THAILAND
TO KOTA BARU MALAYSIA

Trip from Hat Yai to Kota Baru
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia05.shtml
Hat Yai, Trip to Kota Baru
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia06.shtml
Hat Yai Toilets and Kota Baru Malaysia Toilets. Ideal Guesthouse
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia08.shtml
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PHOTOS OF NEW ZEALAND BACKPACKERS / OVER 60

New Zealand Couple over 60 backpackers.
http://www.hoboguide.com/081newzelandcouple01.shtml
New Zealand couple and some tips
http://www.hoboguide.com/081thailandmalaysia04.shtml

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~   HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)

KOH PHI PHI TO RANONG THAILAND

Hello,
I feel like a Yo Yo.
One of them round children’s toys with a string.
I am at the end of a long string, and I drop and fall
to the bottom, then a sudden jerk, and I have to return
to the top.

I AM DOING THE PASSPORT VISA STAMP YO YO
I just was in Malaysia for the Visa stamp on my
passport. Now I feel like I have not choice, but to go
to Ranong again, and enter Burma. So
I am ready to leave. Up and down, in and out,
back and forth, I am a Yo Yo.

FULL STORY - And why I think it is government corruption..
http://www.hobotraveler.com/083whyvisathailandseemcorrupt.php

I AM IN KOH PHI PHI
By the time I send this. I will have returned to Ranong
next to the Burma border. I will take a few days to relax
away from the idiot tourist traps and savor some normal
Thailand peoples lifestyle. I hope to be able to get very
prepared then shoot over to Bangkok to get
some extra pages inserted in my Passport
because mine is full of stamps..

RANONG THAILAND
I am now in Ranong Thailand close to the Myanmar or
Burma border. The local people call it Burma. The
travelers call is Myanmar. I will pay 500 Baht to cross
the border to Myanmar and enter and leave. I will
then have 30 more days to live in Thailand again.
This will be my 4th entry into the country. This type
of thing fills up the passport with stamps.

The monsoon rains seem to have arrived. It is
raining all the time. I lost my 7th umbrella in 5 years
last week when it fell out of my small backpack.
It was not a good time to lose my umbrella,
and I got very wet as a result, but that is OK.
It is warm here, and not that uncomfortable.

I have lots of friends that if a wind blows on them
they have a cold. These people need to stay home.
I accidentally. Yes
I did say by ACCIDENTALLY or MISTAKE went on
a trek. If you know me, you know that I pride
myself in being lazy. I try to see if I can do nothing
all day. Sit around watch movies and look at women.
Things like that.
The last thing I would do is TREK.
Climb a mountain yes, Trek no.

I especially would not pay to trek.
A trek is a long and difficult journey.

Actually I will change my word.
I did NOT go on a Trek.
I had a very long walk in the jungle, in the pouring rain,
with no map, no clear paths, after being dropped
off by a boat on this stupid Island.
(If it was fun. I would say great island. It is the
wrong time of year to be a great island. It is a
great island also.)
This was not a Trek, it was a pain in the ass.
I will tell the (hehehe) REAL story in next letter.
I did have fun trying to keep my camera dry
and taking pictures. It still was a pain in the ass.

TREKKING IS FOR CITY KIDS
I am trying to remember when I was physically
challenged in my life.
A. 2 a day American Football practice.
B. I worked for 90 hours in a week. I was working
constructions or physical labor. I did this for about
3 weeks in a row a couple of times. Good pay.

Both of them experience were the type that
I would fall asleep everytime I sat down
because I was so exhausted.
OK. Next issue some view on trekking and
my pain in the arse 2 days on an island.

SURVIVOR SHOW
All my friends are writing me about the
show Survivor being in Thailand.

JohnnyJet.com sent me an e-mail explaining the show
Survivor. He copied and pasted a section of the
page for me to read. Here is what he sent.

“Check out this link
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2002-08-15-survivor_x.htm
'Survivor: Thailand' cast ready to begin adventure
CBS' Survivor: Thailand, the fifth edition of the
top-rated reality series, today introduces its 16-member
cast. ...Thai island of Tarutao, off
the southwestern coast.”

(Question: You people want me to go to this island?
No big deal and easy to do.
Write HoboTraveler.com and tell me Please)

(Thank You JohnnyJet.com for the information.
Here is link to his webpage.
http://www.johnnyjet.com/
All good deeds deserve favor.)

THE WORD CAST
I found it humorous how many times
they used the word CAST. Oh well, the
shows for fun, and gives people something to
talk about. Harmless and sort of strange fun.
I am not fond of Soap Opera, by in my long list
or the short list of world problems. They really
are not on the list. So enjoy.

Words like reality and survivor infer some real
dangers. Most TV shows give people a sense
of danger and not reality.

REAL: DANGER
My friend David Clark that sailed around the
world was a survivor. He sank 2 boats
and eventually made it. No games. He could
have died.

I am trying to understand this fascination with
reality. Or are you fascinated with the packaging.
The hype. The glamour. The production.

95 PERCENT OF PEOPLE
I get tons of criticism for 2 things.

1. TELLING THE TRUTH

2. NOT HAVING GOOD PACKAGING
Example: I misspell words. I make mistakes.
I have bad grammar. My graphics on my
WebPages are not pretty. Navigation is difficult..

LIARS
I know some of you are such liars.
That you assume all people lie.
Sad.

REALITY IS DIRTY
Do you want reality?
Ask yourself?
Do you want a cockroach in your room the size of
a small mouse..
If not stay home.
All hotels in the tropics have cockroaches.
I do not really like it when I do not get to
shower for 3 days.
REALITY IS DIRTY

People for the most part are nice.
But I do not just blindly trust people in foreign countries.
Except some business the USA. And that is only
because they could get sued for advertising a lie.
In most countries lying is normal. SOP

That is not totally true. I trust them
and believe them, and hedge my bets.
I always have a backup solution.

Reality is about the truth.
Or the discernment of truth.
Or maybe a good RUSH.
Like a bungee cord jump.
Or a shot of whiskey.
Accepting you cannot control anything.

LIST OF LIE WORDS
When I hear these words. I assume
the person, webpage, or tour is lying.
Trek
Eco-Tourism
Tour
Pizza (I think it is Quiche)
Tourist Information
Discount
Backpacker Hostel

I am about ready to modify the Eco-tourism
link on my page and make it so people cannot
submit. Eco-Tourism is causing more harm
to the world than before they had it. A good
idea that has been totally corrupted.
I have not encountered one real honest to
goodness Eco-tourism place in the last 5 years.
Lot of bullshit though. Do NOT write me about this.
It should be easy to find. I see 5 signs a day.

REALITY AND THE TRUTH
95 percent of you will never know reality or truth.
You live in wonderland.

In the movie “The Beach”
Daffy said,
“Pay them with dollars.
Fuck their daughters,
Turn it into wonderland.”

THIS IS THE REALITY

For those of you that do not know.
Wonderland is referring to the book
Alice in Wonderland, or Through the looking
glass. A magical world of fantasy.
Sort of like the Land of Oz, or
Peter Pans. Never Never land.

MORE INTENSE REALITY
I would really like to go to Afghanistan.
Sound like a real experience to me.
Special forces. Reality up close and
in your face. Kill the crazies.
I am waiting George... Get on with it.
Kill Saddam in Iraq, or attack.
Do it.

So I will dwell or muse on this word
reality some more. I am trying very hard to
understand what people are searching for
in these types of shows.
My guess is you want to dream of
an accomplishment. Something worth
doing, and REAL. I like to collect memories
and stories. The reality is, a cup of coffee,
hot shower, and clean clothes.
Feels good.

Love and Paradise
involve some pain. If you want either you
must be willing to PAY the pain.

I spend too much time warning you guys
about cockroaches and other strange and
amusing observations. It sound bad. But I
am pretty experience and very smart. I live
very very nice 80 percent of the time.
I could live great 100 percent of the time
if I would spend 2 dollars more a day on
a room. But I be a BareFoot Hobo Traveler.
(My protest against lonely planets shoestring.
They have let me down. Sold out.).
A Hobo does about anything to avoid work.

90 percent of my life is paradise. 10 percent bad.
Great percentage.

USED ANY WORD THAT CAME TO MIND
As promised here is a story about.
THAILAND - Sex Tourism and where
normal men ? have gay sex.
Or why if there is more Gay men.
I have more women for ME - hehehe
FULL STORY - Click here....
http://www.hobotraveler.com/083thailandsexandnormalmen.php

BUSY LIFE CRAP
I have thought of a way to make these letters shorter.
I know you have that “My life is busy crap in your head.”
I would like to hear one person say,
“I sit around and enjoy life.” Instead of,
“My life is too busy.”
You do not have to be busy.
FULL STORY - Making newsletters shorter or HTML
http://www.hobotraveler.com/083makingnewslettersshorterinsert.php

FULL STORY - THE GOAL OF MY NEWSLETTER
http://www.hobotraveler.com/newsmediapresskitmissionhobotipnewsletter.shtml


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

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~   HOBOGUIDE.COM GO THIS WAY !

BACKPACKER UNIVERSE

THIS IS MY TOY !
YOU CANNOT PLAY WITH IT !

I FEEL GUILTY
I have had trouble commenting or even sometimes
thinking clearly about this book “The Beach” or the
movie. I have done lots of soul searching in the last
few weeks, and finally understand my problem.
I feel guilty.

THEY TRIED TO KILL HIM
In the book and the movie “The Beach.”
The other travelers tried to kill Richard the main
star. (Leonardo DiCaprio) because he told
Sammy and Zeph how to find the Island.
Not only did he tell them,
HE DREW THEM A MAP

(Richard should have been forgiven.
Sammy and Zeph were bringing Norwegian women!)

I AM DRAWING READERS A MAP
I am talking and trying to draw a map for all
you readers to Paradise. A world that travelers
wants kept secret. A group of people nomadic
in nature that do not want to be talked about.
Especially do not tell stupid Americans.

No one is going to kill me, they did that for
a literary emphasis or exaggerate a real situation.
It is not dangerous to tell you about paradise.
I do get some e-mails telling me to keep my mouth
shut though, and they do not appreciate me telling people.

I realize though. I could explain for years and
no one would understand. I am extremely safe.
Plus, there is NO organization of travelers to
enforce my silence..

Some very astute folks like Alex Garland
the writer of “The Beach” and I know some of my
Traveler friends understand the dilemma clearly.
Should we talk about the beautiful places of
the world knowing we are helping to destroy
paradise?

THE BEACH IS A SYMBOL
Alex needed a symbol. Or something that represented
paradise or the perfect travel destination. So he
chose concept of the beach. The ideal, and most beautiful
place in the world.

Travelers worldwide are trying to protect and
keep secret new and wonderful places. When too
many people know, the place it will change, and
become a tourist trap. All really good places do
and it is the end of Paradise.

I got to Playa Del Carmen too late.
I saw Pipa in Brazil.
Zipolite Mexico sounds like the burn-outs heaven.
I avoided it on purpose.
Cuzco probably was a travelers Paradise at
one time in the distant past.
Pie de la Cuesta, Mexico was a paradise for me.
Sort of my home away from home.

My Philosophy professor always talked about
Bali Hai as the worlds most perfect island.
Another professor talked about drinking in the
foothills of Greece. I still imagine there is a place
with French women on the coast of France.
Long waving dresses and zee French accent.
Sounds like Paradise to me.

MY GUILT
I am not suppose to destroy paradise.
I am not suppose to tell you the location.
I am not suppose to talk about it.
I for sure.....
SHOULD NOT DRAW MAPS

A map is clear.
Travelers really do draw maps.
I am suppose to be vague, and coy.
Start rumors, and talk as if I know, but
do not tell.

STUPID
All of this is stupid.
The rambling of children.
Saying,
“This is my toy.
You cannot play with it.”
There is no way to hide paradise, and
there will always be a new paradise.

WE ONLY TELL OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS
This is a good place. Go there.
Then people say to themselves,
“I will only tell my special friends,”
Then their special friends tell their special
friends, and the idea that it is a special
place for special people make is known
world wide.

I HEARD A SMALL NOISE
There is a part of me that still feels guilty.
I will talk, I will write, and some
of you will search for these places. They live in
the words, and gossip of travelers They are not in the
guidebook and you cannot read about them.
They normally are in the rumor phase
of development. And even then, it is normally too late.
When it reaches the Guidebooks.
IT IS ALL OVER.

Someone told.
They always do.

The map or path to Paradise is found in idle
comments and conversation of travelers.
Paradise is difficult to find.
I look or listen for these places constantly.
I am addicted.

The time when a place is paradise has
about a 2-4 year life-span. By the time your
travel agents finds them.
They definitely are not paradise.

Paradise is cheap and life is simple.


WARNING -SELFISH
There is nothing more selfish than a traveler.
They do everything for themselves, and
nothing for anyone else.
This is true most of the time.
I do NOT want you to think travelers are saints.
They are selfish egotistical takers.
I know a few Saints wondering around.

BACKPACKER UNIVERSE
In the next few issues. I will try to explain
why I travel, or maybe why I am confused.
and addicted.

I will explain about a large group
of people that the normal world does not know
exist. They are a stereotype that can be
defined and explained. I live in this world
and am part of the stereotype.

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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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

HOW TO RECEIVE A PACKAGE

RECEIVING AN ATM CARD
I think this is the first time in 5 years. I
needed to have something sent to me.
My Automatic Teller Machine Card (ATM) is expiring.
This is not a credit card. It is only an ATM card, so is
worthless unless you have the secret code, or PIN.
I wrote the American Embassy and e-mail, and asked if I could
have the card sent to them. They said, NO.
So now I am in the precarious position. How to receive
an express mail package.

This is like sending a packages to a blind postmaster.
A person walk in to the post office and ask,
“Do you have a package for Andy Hobo?”
The postmaster looks around.
(Although he is blind. Who knows why.)
Says,
“Let me check.”
He looks around, Touches all the available packages.
and says,
“NO.”
I would say,
“Are you sure?”
He would say,
“I checked. I am sure.”
He would give me are you stupid shake of his head.
He could not give me a stupid look. He is blind.

I walked into a post office on the island of Koh Phi Phi
a couple of days ago. I said,
“Do you speak English?”
She did not even reply. She ignored me.
I said it again. She looked at me, like leave!

LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES

LOOK AT THE ADDRESS TO MY HOTEL IN
THE 2 LANGUAGES
http://www.hobotraveler.com/thailandranongspring.php

When I look at their language. It looks like hieroglyphics.
When they look at our language it looks like hieroglyphics.

This is why I used the analogy of the blind postmaster.
When you ask for something, they are trying
and do want to find the package. They cannot convert
sounds into a written text. So saying the words
is of no value. Writing them down and showing them
the words in written text will help.

BUT!
THE ENGLISH LETTERS LOOK LIKE GIBBERISH
To understand the language problem.
Look at the Thailand letter.
This is what the English looks like to them.
They could look at the exact word and it still would
look very confusing.

THEY CAN READ THEIR LANGUAGE
Somehow you need to get the correct address on
the box or envelope in their language.
This is what I am explaining.

FIND HELP
The hotel where you live normally will do the minimums.
They will try to help. Find a good friend. Find a business
that is intelligent. I was going to send the package to Bangkok.
I decided that Ranong is better. Ranong is small and when the
package arrives it has less places get lost. There is also a man
and his family in the Kay Kai Internet cafe that is very wise.
And a great guy. He would help me if I have problems.
http://www.kaykai.com/

The hotel I live in is OK. They are working on a 7th grade
level of understanding of the world though. But if the package
comes to the hotel. They will tell me maybe.
Plus there is only 3 clients in the hotel.

NO PROBLEM
They say this in Thailand all the time.
I think it should be the motto of the underdeveloped world.

MURPHY’S LAW
If anything can go wrong it will.

I AM FROM THE USA
We are very demanding. If they mess up
the order for our meal, or have problems.
We expect and they DO fix the problem.
I have learned slowly over time that in most countries
in the world they screw everything up on a regular basis.
And the people accept this as normal.
So wanting to do a very good job.
High quality, and correct the first time to
save time and frustration is swimming upstream.
So you have to do 10 time better than
you would do in your own country to avoid
problems.

ADDRESS
The address on the package is everything.
If that is correct, and the person can easily understand
the address. The package will probably arrive.

SOLUTION - AND THE BLIND CAN SEE
There is always an internet cafe close.
All computers have a program called PAINT.
It is a graphics program that comes installed on the
computer. I found a person here in the Hotel to type the
the address in the Thai language in PAINT.

WARNING
Do NOT type in the Thai language and send
by e-mail to people at home. It will not work. Sometimes
maybe.

WHY a graphics.
When you receive an e-mail with Thailand characters or
letter they will be scrambled. I know that on various
times over the last few years people have receive a
newsletter with scrambled letter. Probably though
I was stupid, but in reality it is the computer
in another language. I have to be very careful here
in Thailand on how I use the programs.
So if I send a graphic to my parents they will have
no problem. Nothing will change. It is like sending a picture.
100 percent same same.
(Thai Joke, they say same same all the time.)

So I went to the computer.
I typed the address in English.
Convinced the lady here to type the address
in the Thailand language
under the address in English.
She did not want to do this,
She kept saying,
“No Problem.”

After a little coercion and some mean looks.
Standing over her head, not accepting no.
She typed the address in the computer.
I have no clear understanding why people
fight doing the most simple things.
And my opinion would get me in trouble.

I “SAVED AS” to the computer.
I went to my e-mail box.
Wrote an e-mail to my parents and to myself to
check that it was sent..
ATTACHED the graphics.
Sent it to my parents and me.
I hope they attached it to the envelope.
I gave very specific instructions.
TAPE THIS ADDRESS TO THE ENVELOPE
I really hope the office in the USA did not say,
“No Problem.”
When I hear this phrase.
I know problems are coming.

95 PERCENT
I know that 95 percent of you have no idea on
how to open paint and make this graphics.
The people in the internet cafes will know.
They seem to like to help. Ask.
My lady was from the Hotel. Not the internet
cafe and still at the learning to mouse click
phase of life.

This is one of them task that is extremely
easy for 5 percent of the population, and
the other 95 percent will be clueless.

There is no reason why you should be
good at all things.
Please ask for help.
IF you are not able to ask for help,
Life will be very difficult.

DHL AND FEDERAL EXPRESS
I only know 2 companies that ship packages
worldwide quickly. DHL and Federal Express.
I see the DHL trucks all the time in cities.
I almost never see a Federal Express truck.
I would choose DHL for sending packages.
Especially from the country to home.
It will be a lot easier to find a DHL office
than a Federal Express office.

They sent the package Monday.
Today is Friday.
I receive the package Friday.
Yea! Life is good.

I was hanging around in the afternoon
at the Hotel. Nobody works in the mornings
so I went to the internet cafe.
I here a change in noise level outside my
room. I go out to see. The whole staff
and the driver is looking this package.
It is all in English more or less accept for
the label I sent. My parents had taken a
black large felt marker and wrote ANDY
all over the box.

I have told these people.
3-4 times a day about the package.
They helped me to make the label.
I have been a very very noisy wheel about
this package. The still was clueless.
The driver had no idea who to ask for.
I took the form and more or less showed
him how to let me sign it, and give me
a copy.

I accomplished my goal.
This would probably work with the normal
mail and Poste Restante.

People will say,
“I had a package sent to me, it was no problem.”
Most problems do work there way out.
I do not know why, they just do.
But I believe in what I call an
“idiot proof” systems.

Management is not about control.
It is about removing the OBSTACLES
to production.

People do want to do the right thing.
Especially if it is easy.

If sending a package around the world
fast to the correct person was easy. It would
be cheap. Thank You Federal Express

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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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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~ EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL

DENNIS & SCOTT BIKE AROUND THE WORLD
Was in Germany then in Czech Republic.
He has a new motto:
“I woke up this morning and following my new motto,
I don’t have anywhere to go and all the time in
the world to get there, I decided to stay for a few days.”

MY THOUGHTS:
Attaboy!
He may enjoy the trip If he remember his motto.
Plus he has a better chance of completing
something he enjoys, than something
he is trying to prove.

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.

The more you pay for a hotel.
The less you get for you money.

Or the more you pay.
The bigger the cockroaches.
Better fed.

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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

HAVING TROUBLE AND DID NOT LIKE THE BRIT STORY

Dear Andy,
it would be nice to read your stories, but as
you are putting too much stuff in the beginning,
I never get the real thing completely. This is
where your story ends this time. The other
email were similar. I'm disappointed!!!

By the way, you have to be prepared that
in the near future the internet will be more
and more unreliable, because too many people
are surfing around and too much stuff is being
published which is mainly business related
and not what people want to know anyway.

Some of your ideas and views seem to me childish
(sorry, that is only my opinion).
You are still searching for your identity,
but there is more to life than just satisfying
the ego. I suppose that you lost much
time with your alcohol addiction, now you have
to catch up...
Good luck for your further travels and experiences.
I might follow your steps one day and visit
the Philippines and Indonesia, but certainly not
Thailand anymore.
May the Universal Law protect you

ANSWER:
There are lots of reason to go to Thailand.
The beaches and rock formations.
The people outside the tourist areas are nice.
I am trying to say. Avoid the tourist in this
country. They have become a cancer.

Alcoholic... I told you the truth.
Use it as a weapon.

I am a child. Hard to not act like one.

Hobo...I hope my whole website and
newsletters appear fun, childlike and playful.
Last thing the world needs is some more
The serious and dangerous,
“Save the world idiot.” need put in cages.
They will probably get some killed at the
Global conference in Johannesburg.
I am trying to help people escape.
Literally and mentally from a mindset.

Of course I touch on serious issues.
Women, Coffee, Movies, Slurpees Oh yea.
Ice Cream.(Butter Pecan) and did I say
women. A good book. (Smart women)
Andy the Hobo
****

COMMENTS ON BRITISH GIRL STORY

I thought your including the photo of the snooty
English girl in your newsletter was a kind of
instant karma. Be nice, little girl, you never
know who will see you being you!
Delightful! Stay safe!

****

MORE BRITISH

Hobo,
I love your stories and read them avidly while
I sit here in my little cubicle each morning with no
windows. I think that you're an inspiration to the rest
of us stuck in consumer hell. Keep going...
with you out there, we can travel vicariously!

And no, really - Brits are hard to understand
sometimes (I live with one, I have proof!). She should
have reevaluated her attitude instead of winging on
about being stuck in the middle of no where,
with no ride. As my Britlikes to say, "Harsh but fair."

And one more - Andy - I love the Pics - but what about yours?
I notice you always seem to leave yourself out! ;)

enjoy the world!
Desiree

ANSWER: No Photos of me included. Want to travel anonymous.
But with a name like Desiree... I may send one to her...hmm

****
ABOUT BRIT AND REALITY GIRL

Hey Andy,
 
I wrote you a couple of weeks ago about Burma.
It was a wonderful place. I recommend 1-2 days in
Yangon (Rangoon) no more they are very
pleasant people.  Bagan was cool definitely a must.
However you have to get a visa first at an embassy.

I met Nicki from survivor as well at Cloud Nine
(highly recommend) in Phnom Pen She was a
little too surreal for me.

I think the Brits here are so rude due to a general lack
of knowledge or jealousy.  I cant tell you how many
people wanted to talk about the Vietnam
war and utterly condemn us.
In Bangkok we stayed at a nice hotel for relatively cheap
$10 They also sell extremely pushy rude hookers.
We ended up telling one girl to Beat It because she was
so vulgar.  This prompted her to throw her cocktail in my
face.  Tit for Tat.  We ended up beating up about 3 pimps
the Brits were cheering for the Thais.  Americas always to blame
Leavin g Ko Samui today headed for Phuket,
maybe Ko PHi PHi.
 
Your letter just prompted a lot of the same emotions I harbor.
Happy trails,
Jac

****

ANDY COMMENTS:
Most of these situation arise out of racism.
One country thinks they are better than the other
and they want to tell the other why.
IT IS RACIST OR SUPREMACIST IN NATURE
If you are looking for understanding of a situation.
That is a conversation. If you want to tell a person why
their country is wrong UNPROMPTED. Or treat people in
a denigrating manner. I believe you are racist or supremacist
in nature, and this is the thoughts that Hitler thrive on.

There are forums... Like *** Newsletters ***
and forums to discuss issues.
It is very impolite to make a person uncomfortable
because they do not like you country. There a tons of nuances
and contradictions in actions. Has to be. It is normal.

I hear comments about countries, and races of people.
Unbelievable what people say about the Israel people!
Most is jealousy, or ignorance.
But Racism and Supremacist attitudes are learned.
Most of the comment in the USA would get a
mean and dirty look, saying to shut up.
“Not politically correct.
I cannot even say a girl is pretty... hehehe
I still do.
The pendulum has swung a little too far.
But the racist comment are abound in the world
in the actions and attitudes.
****

COMMENT ON LETTER AND EXPERIENCE
IN CAMBODIA

Hello Andy,

Didn't write before but I liked your story.
I didn't have time but I still read it all.
I am so jealous of you actually out there truly
living.

I have a long tale of woe...blah, blah, blah...
tired of hearing it myself.

Anyway, what I love about
the previous letter is that it is real. You are
rubbing up against other people and squeezing life out.

I am here working on web sites in my home.
I don't get out. You are out and good or bad you
are alive and dealing with life and situations.

I always loved the times I spent in Thailand.
It makes me alive. Danger, yes it is dangerous.
Safe, yes it is safe. The effect is very Buddhist for me.
Create and flow through your own world.
Recreate it each day anew. Taste sweetness, taste sour,
get dirty, take a shower, smile, get angry, swim, sweat,
sit......hard to put in words but it is more real
when traveling. Experiences are more significant
and more profound because when traveling we are awake,
aware and alive.

Trish and I had an experience in Cambodia
where we were being hounded mercilessly at Angkor Wat
and the surrounding temples. We both changed in reaction
to it. We were very unhappy for a while...
got frustrated...tried different methods...
then something in us changed and we weren't bothered anymore.
The change in us changed how we were treated.
Very profound.

So, keep it up. Tell it like it is.
Think of it as it could be. Whatever seems right at
the time will be okay.

Steve
Puddletown.com
Database driven web sites and applications

ANDY COMMENT: Got to love this guy.
Clear, straight forward, and diplomatic.
Balanced mentally and emotionally.
I am not sure that is me... hehehe
I is right though.
“Whatever seem right at the time
will be okay.

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~   HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

QUESTIONS - Smart people ask questions to learn -
Stupid people ask questions to prove their theories correct.
Like saying USA should have signed the Kyoto Agreement.

GOLF COURSE - Should the world send money to countries
with Golf Courses? I see golf course all the time.

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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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