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ISSUE:  094
DATE:  November 02, 2002
TITLE:  Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Pak Bara Walk Away - The Perfect Bottle
TIP:  The Perfect Bottle
LOCATION:  Bangkok Thailand

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Pak Bara Walk Away - The Perfect Bottle
Issue 94 - November 3, 2002
A Hobo trip around the world. Year 5

To write Andy go to Letters to Editor


           Nothing of interest. I am being lazy.
~   HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)
        Location of Hobo and opinions
~   HOBOGUIDE.COM (Go this way)
A walkby interview of a real travel writer.
Rolf Potts
           Dennis & Scott Bike Around World
~   TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
~   HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks


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PERFECT BOTTLE - Pictures do tell a better story.


~   HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)

Pak Bara Thailand - WALK AWAY
I walked away from Pak Bara, Thailand.
It suddenly became extremely dangerous.
I would explain why, but 99 percent of you
are just too stupid to understand.

Hello so now...
I am sitting in a nice 4 dollar a night
Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. (Maybe?)
I am going to become more anonymous.

I have discovered for certain.
I am addicted. Just when I think I am free
of all the dysfunctional behavior in my life.
I find I am addicted again.

I always said, that very few people give up
an addiction. They just trade if for another.
I have had numerous addictions.
Some I like, and others I do not like.

Ok. I will get to it. I am addicted to writing
this letter. Gives my mind a exhaust vent
and keeps it from overheating.

I met a real writer, and realized maybe I
am a real writer also, and not just a guy
that walks around the planet telling stories.
I am probably both.
I think maybe I am a writer and he is tourist.

The real travel writer was interesting.
A good kid, and full of energy. I will explain
in the next section of the letter,
“Go this way” and tell you my irreverent
thoughts on travel writing.

For me, writing seem to be like something
caught in my throat. I need to either gag
and swallow it or spit it out.

My fund raiser letter made me know as I have
always known.
“I am not that important.”
I raised maybe 115 dollars and 100 of that
came from a friend I know personally.
I wish to thank him personally and will
write him an e-mail soon.

I have decided to allow people to sponsor
or advertise on my site, and newsletter.
Or a normal person can sponsor.
300 Dollars a month.
Click here for details:

It was maybe one of them heaven sent
messages though. This man is 1 of 2.
I have met a lot of people in my life.

In fact. I have no idea how I run into all these
people. Like this travel writer. Just a stroke
of luck, or some form of divine intervention.

I met this guy in Pak Bara that is telling me
story about Pirate Gold. I think that one should
probably be made into a book and not just
a newsletter. But nonetheless, I meet a lot of
personalities, and people. I am sort of cynical
for the most part, and getting old and losing
my patience.

The guy that sent me the 100 is 1 of 2.
1 OF 2
That is a tease.

I have met 2 people in my life that made
me feel stupid. He is the 1 of 2.

So he sent me 100 dollars to help me continue
traveling and that was more of a compliment
to me, than if I receive all the money in the world.
He is critic that I respect. Hard to find for me,

I have been trying in some ways to explain
the internet to you readers for a few years
and the business I have developed, or not
developed. I have a webpage and it cost
about 100 dollars to have. So I just receive enough
money to cover hard expenses for one year.

My newsletter cost me nothing to produce
in hard expenses.

In the end the cost is TIME, emotional and
mental. Since I am addicted to this, I suppose
as long as there are people on the list to send
to I will keep sending.

I am still amiss on how to fund the travel.
I am sure it is something that this Hobo wants
to avoid.

I want to get paid for what I like to do, and not
what I have to do. I am working on some ideas
and testing one now, hoping it works, so I
have enough money. The thing about writing
these letter is not that I do not want to work.
It is the fact that it take time. I either work
and have not time to write these letters, or
I write these letter and have not time for work.
So maybe I will work, and you all can find
someone else’s letter so to read.

I am aborting some of the sections.
Or making some drastic changes to how and
what I receive in “letters to me.”
I should probably say,
“Letter to the editor.” But lets be real.
I am the guy that quacks. So it is me.

I have found that I do not have time to answer
all the letter written to me. It also cost too much
actual hard dollars. So from now on, you will
not be able to
Write and write me.
You will need to click on this link.

I will still get the letter, but all of you midnight
ranters and ravers who wish to send hate mail
will have your world forum you really want.
So if you want your moment of fame.
Click on the link. Tell the world about your
profound ideas, and it will get published

Of course I can delete or edit. But you for
sure will have a window of time where I
am not on the internet and the world reads
it in full. Unedited.

I protect people emails, and names unless
they tell me to use them. This page is still
anonymous from the world, except for me.
So you guys have your way of telling me
I am an idiot, but you will also have the people
at the next table over listening.

This will save me lots of time.
The sad truth is... for every good letter I get
I get 10 crap ones.
Trying to publish your crap e-mails in the
newsletter or to put on page takes a lot of time.
It all your stupid comments will be automated.
What a wonderful world we live in.
Automated crap.

So the letter to the editor will be a link.
I will write my replies inside the post.

I can still write you personally, so if one of
you get my attention, and you seem like a kind
person. Maybe I will answer personally.

There are a lots of people that want me to
do the job of a travel agent. Give them help
and guidance to make some choices.
I am NOT your personal travel agent.
They get paid. I do not get paid to talk
to silly people.

Those of you that have my email. Just use it.
If I know you. I will answer.
For those of you, that want me to be your travel
agent. I will now only answer e-mails if you
join the Hobo Club. So Inside the member area
is a link to send me a personal letter.

I hope these changes will allow me more
free time for my other addictions.

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

X was HERE!

Life is good.

Article written by Andy the
On year 5 of Hobo trip around the world.
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I had the good luck to run into Rolf Potts.
He is a young guy that has got himself promoted
and published in some famous magazines.

Conde Nast Traveler
The Best American Travel Writing 2000
National Geographic Adventure.

He has also written a book.

Now above I called this a
“Walkby Interview.”

I did not really walk by him.
I stopped over at his room and talked.
We ate dinner together, and I had a small
discussion with him at the bus stop.
But in the end. I did not say.
“I want to interview you.”

This type of comment would change
the dynamics of what I am good at...
Bleeding information. I can get blood
from a stone.

Rolf is a natural. He wants to be famous.
So here it is. I am will do my best to help.
I got some blood and information.

I wanted to hear the story.
I wanted to know what a travel writer was?
So I met one.

Hmmm. I am not like him.

I am having one of them moments.
Should I be nice?
Or should I be a little too candid in my opinions.

This kid is like fresh meat for lion.
Naive and full of self promoting energy.

I should turn him over to Mobile Mac and the
gang of Hoboes that like to attack me.
Guys... There is this guy that use the word
He does not know his zipper is down
and he is exposing himself to the whole world.

Rolf is a good kid.
Full of energy and appears to work hard.
I hope him the best.

He is helping my cause, and all the
independent travelers of the world.
I would call him more of tourist and less
of a traveler. Alex Garland relax.
This guy is not your competition.
But Conde you got your kid.
He can sell them tours.

A vagabond is a close name
to a Hobo. In lot of languages a Hobo
is translated as a Vagabond.
So this guy has written a book about
me. That is nice. I think...

Mobile Mac defines a Hobo as a person
that jumps on trains. I will give him his due.
I have never jumped on a freight train.
So I am not a Hobo in that sense. YET.

I am planning my big jump.
I will do it in the next few months.
So I can officially join the club of
people that call themselves Hoboes.

Rolf calls himself a “Vagabond”
OK. Whatever trips your trigger.

I am a traveler.
I travel.
I do not travel to write.
I travel to travel.

A travel writer travels to write.
A travel writer like his picture taken.
He wants to be famous.
That is OK. Someone has to do this
job, so I can stay sort of anonymous.

I like you to read my newsletters,
But you do not get to see my picture.

Rolf I would like to say,
“Thank You.”

Everyone in the world has a place.
We learn our place by comparison.
I am like you or not like you.

He taught me a lesson. In a round about
way. I need to protect my anonymous nature.
And he needs to promote himself.

So, Rolf... Keep on writing and you will become
famous. I will keep on traveling. I will stay
with my goal of trying to get Shakira to come
visit and you can become famous.

So as a good boy. Here is your mug shot.
I love it when they pose so easily.

Go get him Mobile Mac.

The last time I saw Rolf was at the bus
station where I took the photos.
He was getting on the VIP bus. for 560 Baht.
I got on the Vagabond bus for 260.
We both are going to Bangkok.
He will go visit a girl in the Marriott.
I will go to Khao San Road.
He says he will fly back to...
To be nice I will not say what city he is
living in for the next 4 months.
I am off traveling to Chang Mai.


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

X was HERE!

Life is good.

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




I found it. I went and bought 2 more.

I have found the perfect travel bottle.
My shampoo bottle broke, and it was
time to find a new bottle for shampoo.
If you have read my newsletter for years
you may remember the one about bottles
that leaks.

I used the broken bottle for a month.
Even broke it did not leak.

For 75 cents USA. I have found the perfect
bottle for shampoo, water, and carrying the
worst thing of all. “Cooking Oil.”
Spill that in your bag, and you got a real mess.

This is the real no leak bottle.
Has a small lid,
Lots of plastic threads.
And it has a squirt insert that makes it
almost impossible to leak.

I now have 3 of these bottle.
I can carry liquids easily in my bag.

Pictures do tell a better story.

There is a more perfect bottle.
But so far. I have never seen it.
I will invent, and create it one day.
I already have the design.

Some one will steal the idea.
I will remain poor, and they will get rich.

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

X was HERE!

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.

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



Read his online story .


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

If you wear your underwear to the shower....
They can suddenly become a wash rag.



Letters to Editor

Some people got angry at me for the comment
about the concentration camps comment.
So what is my reply, All of you are idiots.

   ~   HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

SQUAT TOILET - The Asian way of keeping women from
hanging out in the toilet talking.

I wrote a letter thanking him for protecting small children.
This politician agrees.
We owe it to the children


"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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