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ISSUE:  128
DATE:  October 15, 2003
TITLE: 
Hobo TRAVEL TIPS -  Bristol, England - Bungee Cord
TIP:  Bungee Cord
LOCATION: Bristol, England

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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS -  Bristol England - Bungee Cord
Issue 128 Hobotraveler.com – October 15, 2003
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A Hobo trip around the world. Year 7
Write Andy a HoboTraveler.com

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~ HOBO TRAVEL QUOTES
      How I feel today...
~ HOBO PHOTO GALLERY
~ HOBO BLOG – A daily web log of my travels.
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~ HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)
     Location of Hobo and opinions
      Travel Friends in Bristol, England
~ HOBOGUIDE.COM (Go this way)
      WALKING THE PLANK
      Bristol, England
~ TODAY’S TIP
       BUNGEE CORDS
~ EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL
       Scott’s Bike Trip Around World
~ TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
~ HOBO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
~ HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

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~ HOBO TRAVEL QUOTES
How I feel today, or a start down
the proverbial travelers path.

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to
think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

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A lot of photos - The world unedited...
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Drink it if you got it!
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol02.shtml
Airplane Baggage Size Standard or Restrictions
Easyjet.com and British Airlines
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol03.shtml
Duty Free
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol04.shtml
Easyjet.com
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol05.shtml
Money Change Machines in Airport
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol06.shtml
Pharmacist Saint in Barcelona Spain
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol01.shtml
Bullet in Basra, Iraq
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol02.shtml
StaTravel.com Office in Bristol, England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol03.shtml
India Doctor in England.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol04.shtml
Fish and Chips in England - Great Britain
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol05.shtml
Building or Architecture in Bristol England - Church
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol06.shtml
Docks of Bristol England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol07.shtml
Proof of Modern Pirates in Bristol England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_02bristol08.shtml
Matthew - SS Great Britain
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_03bristol.shtml
Slaves and Port of Bristol England - Suspension Bridge
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_04bristol.shtml
Suspension Bridget Brunel Bristol England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_05bristol01.shtml
Walls Ice Cream
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_05bristol02.shtml
Somewhere over the Rainbow
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_06bristol01.shtml
Bungee Cord Travel Tip
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_06bristol02.shtml
Milk Delivery in England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_07bristol01.shtml
Double Decker Bus England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_07bristol02.shtml
Concern International
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_07bristol03.shtml
Orphan Photo of building - Bristol England
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_07bristol04.shtml
Dogs in Barcelona, Spain
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_01bristol01.shtml

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To read the day to day action, reaction or boredom.
This online diary will drive you crazy.

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TRAVEL FRIENDS OF BRISTOL, ENGLAND

I am at my Pirates base located in Bristol, England.
A great place to prepare for my attack. I plan
to steal a few of the Spain, Portuguese, Dutch
and English Ships. Rape, pillage and plunder.
Return to a safe port, pretend I am not a pirate,
and go sell the stolen merchandise. Try to convince
the kidnapped girls to love me.

I suppose I have to admit. That is just my rendition
of the past here in Bristol, England. To be correct.
Bristol has a large sailing port and is a great place to
start a world trip.

QUOTE - Encyclopedia Britannica
It lies about 120 miles (190 km) west of London
at the confluence of the Rivers Avon (Bristol Avon) and
Frome. Just west of the city, the Avon flows into the estuary
of the River Severn, which itself empties into Bristol Channel
of the Atlantic Ocean, about 8 miles to the northwest.
Bristol is a historic seaport and commercial centre.

JOSCELLA AND PETER

Ironically the city Bristol is part of the history of
this Hoboes travels and this newsletter.
7 years ago when I was living in Mexico and more or a
beach bum, and less of a world traveler. I met a girl
by the name of Joscella in Taxco, Mexico.

I was having dreams about exporting silver from
Taxco at the time with a webpage.
But I met 2 New Zealanders, Malcolm and Victoria
and 1 Brit, Joscella from the city of Bristol and we followed
the journey together for a few weeks.

We returned to Pie De La Cuesta, Mexico a beach
8 miles north of Acapulco, and played. My 3 new friends
left before me for Playa del Carmen, Mexico south of
Cancun, Mexico. I forsakes my desire to start a
Hostel on this beach and I thus began my world trip.
I followed them to Playa del Carmen. The newsletter
started with a group email in Guatemala, and then more
officially with the use of the Topica.com system
in Panama on the first of January 2000.

Joscella was and is one of the most knowledgeable
travelers I have ever encountered in my travels and
spurred on the ideas of Hobo TRAVEL TIPS.

Peter the friend I am visiting here in Bristol, England
is also extremely knowledgeable on travel.
Peter was in Iraq with me and followed the path.
Although Joscella knew more tricks of the trade.
But both are in the upper 1 percent of world travelers
I have encountered.

German the owner of the Platypus Hostel in
Bogotá Colombia is as knowledgeable or
maybe more in the ways of travel. There is also guy I met in
La Paz, Bolivia, but never got the time to talk in length
that should be mentioned. But..? Or it would be unfair to the
best of the best. His name is Clive Goodacre from
New Zealand.

Go and visit German in Bogotá, Colombia.
He owns a Hostel or Hotel.
http://www.platypusbogota.com

I am on dangerous ground when I mention names
in my newsletter. These people are just friends and not
trying to advertise. Maybe a little by Peter and a lot
by German, but nonetheless. I am trying to be polite.
But it would be lacking to leave a name out completely
and talk of the best of the best.

I have lost touch with Joscella, from Bristol. Write me!
hoboontheroad  AT yahoo.com.
Not fun when you lose friends.

BRISTOL - England

John Cabot a sailor left from here to claim Canada.
The British are known to be backpackers and world
travelers. London, England is one of the centers of the
"Backpacker Universe"
and probably has more information sources on travel
then any other city in the world. If It was not so bloody
(Peters mother says this word bloody is a curse word.
I have taken it under advisement.)
expensive I would start all my trips from here, and
make it a base. But the modern pirates of England
keep me away.

Peter has allowed me to sleep on the floor here.
I wonder why it has a mattress, sheets, and a thing
called a Duvet or Nordico?

I will leave for India around the 20=25th of October.

NOTE: I am searching for ideas about the whys,
or what nots of Beowulf and Grendel in England.
But have found no trace... Yet.
Knowledge of whereabouts would be appreciated.

Today's go this way is about:
WALKING THE PLANK
Bristol, England

Today’s tip is on:
BUNGEE CORDS

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

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Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

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A Tramp is a person that travels and won't work.
A Bum is a person that will neither travel or work.
A bum wants something for nothing. Be a Hobo!

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WALKING THE PLANK
Bristol, England

Better to walk the dock area.
Bristol, England has a beautiful and relaxing dock
area for tourist and wanderers. Simple, pleasant,
and easy on the budget.

If you take a afternoon walk around you can
see big and small ships of all types. They had
some long rowing boats where a person skulls.
I almost every type of boat was represented.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed the
first transatlantic steamer is celebrated as is
John Cabot one the first to sail to North America.
There is a copy of the wooden boat the Matthew
sailed by Cabot, and the original boat the
"SS Great Britain" is on display for the public.

Bristol, England is a historical port, and know
for their airplane factories.

There is an Industrial Museum with an emphasis
on the history of the Slave Trade. The printing
press and the Concorde Airplane that built
in Bristol, England.

We all have a place in History and Bristol has
one of the front seats of current history. Current
to me is the last 200-300 years.

Lots of photos above.

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

BUNGEE CORD

A bungee cord is great way to bind or wrap
up things on the outside or inside your backpack.
I am not sure you know what I am talking about so
best to go look at a photo before you read too far
into the tip and you or me gets more confused.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_06bristol02.shtml

2 MAJOR TYPES OF BUNGEE CORDS

1. Stretchy with a cloth wrap.
That is the one in the picture.
2. Hard black rubber.
Do not carry or buy that one for your backpack
use. It will leave marks, melt, and do all sorts
of damage. Better for truckers to use.

COST?
No more then one USA Dollar or one Euro.
They sell them everywhere in the world.
Most of the time a lot cheaper.

THE PROBLEM WITH BUNGEE CORDS.

They bungee too much!
I am not sure that really means much.
But they stretch too much, or too far.

This can be terrible. If you have a bungee
on the outside of your bag and those apes,
a.k.a. (Also Known As) baggage handlers at the
airport pick up the bag. They will grab the bungee
and break the bungee.

I have had lots of them broken. They will pick
up my backpack by grabbing the bungee.
They stretch until they break and I think the
baggage handlers are happy. This will happen
while I am checking the backpack in before
I board the plane. I never only have one bungee.
I will have a couple of backup bungees.
When they break one. Go to the next.
This tip will limit the number needed.

NOTE:
AIRPLANES ARE THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE.
Number 2 is Taxi Drivers.
These two situations are where your bags will
get damaged.

How to solve this problem.
I learned this from the sailboat people.
Make it into a snubber.

You need to limit the distance the bungee
can stretch. This is quite simple by using a
piece of cord. Preferably something nylon
and something that does not stretch. Some
cord does stretch so take care when purchasing.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Put the bungee and the cord together.
Cut the rope or cord to the length of the maximum
stretch. Add a few inches. This is not an
exact science so please adjust.

2. Cut the cord. If nylon it is best to burn the
end of the cord to stop it from fraying.

3. Slip the hook on the end of the bungee
down from the end.

4. Slide the cord along the inside of the hook.

5. Tie a knot on the end of the cord.

6. Twist the cord around the bungee or
wind it around the bungee and take to
the other end.

7. Repeat the knot procedure.

This is better explained by photos.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/128_06bristol02.shtml

This will make the bungee have a stop.
It will be only able to stretch the distance
of the cord.

It will make a better clothes line also!

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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On year 7 of Hobo trip around the world.
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~ EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL

SCOTTS BIKE TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
Archives of Scotts Story
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He is in Australia.

Note: Send recommendations for next
"Extreme Hobo Traveler" for newsletter to follow.

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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.

Do not look in the closets of a city if
you do not like to find skeletons.

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COMMENT FROM ANDY

No comment.
Too lazy this week.
Or maybe preoccupied with thought.

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~ HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks

I keep telling myself I write this for money.
I may be a liar!

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