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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Elephants and Rhinos in Nepal
162    November 12, 2004
TIP: 10 CARRY-ON ITEMS IGNORED BY AIRLINES
LOCATION: Tarifa, Spain
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        RIDING THE ELEPHANT
        Chitwan Royal National Park
        Nepal
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"'Would you tell me please which way I have to walk from here?'
'That depends a great deal on where you want to get to,'
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Please read story on Rhinos of Nepal before you
look at the photos and they will make more sense.

Philippines Thailand Bangladesh
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162philippinesthailandbangladesh_01.shtml
Bangladesh Nepal
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162bangladeshnepal_02.shtml
Nepal Hotel
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Saibaba
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162saibaba_04.shtml
Nepal Travel
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Methane Cooking
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Nepal Trekking
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Rhino Tracks
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Rhino
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162rhino_09.shtml
Nepal Elephant
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162nepalelephant_10.shtml
Royal Chitwan National Park
http://www.hobotraveler.com/162royalchitwannationalpark_11.shtml
Nepal Photos
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SOME GO THIS WAY...
'I don't much care where ----'
said Alice.
(Alice in Wonderland)


Hello,

Maybe I am off the path or maybe there is no path, but for
sure, my life is moving too fast. The USA and Europe have
a terrible habit of going too fast at everything we do, and I
am part of the genetic pool. Sometime I holler at myself,
“Hey you, get out of the pool.”

But just when you think your are dry and clear of the water,
I get splashed with the Too Fast, Too Much, Too MTV, Too
Serious western world culture. I am 99 percent sure that I
do not want this in my life. Who in their right mind wants to
copy the USA or the European desire to work?

I think we are going nowhere too fast.

OK, I am in Tarifa, Spain.
It is at the farthest point of Europe and Spain. I am not sure
which swim is farther here or the English Channel, but I am
just north of Tanger Morocco. The place is empty except for
some sturdy Kite and Wind Surfers in wet suits. The water
and weather is too cold, and I am going south to Morocco
the minute Ramadan is finished.

I have been to Bangladesh, Nepal, Amsterdam, USA, and
Madrid and have finally put the brakes on here in Tarifa, Spain.
Not that this place is slow, but I have no television here so
that slows me down.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Bangladesh it was raining.

Nepal was too much fun, and I was trying to make the perfect
world travelers backpack. I am on prototype three.

Amsterdam was silly, and I have now named them Hostels
with the bars in the bottom… Flophouse Hostels as they
have no kitchen and are full of drunks. However, the
architecture and the canal were cool.

USA was good, got to see my family, and found a web cam
system with the help of Chris and a very smart company
in the USA. I can now put web cams around the planet as
some of you are tired of hearing about.
99% sure... hehehe

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Madrid, Spain
I will never forget MADRID
Got robbed! The only got my passport and the USA
embassy replaced it the next day, amazingly fast after
I screamed at them to open the place. I will try to relive the
mistakes I made in the next issue and find solutions.

MY FUTURE HOBO LIFE
I am hoping that Morocco beaches are warm; the lower part
of the country is just below or above the Tropic of Cancer.
This means I can reach the tropic and tropical stuff and
tropical bikinis… maybe, hard to imagine an Islamic country
with lots of Bikinis, but there is always hope.

ADVENTURE ROUTE TO ISRAEL
Libya is behaving thanks to Mr. Bush, so now the USA has
stopped economic sanctions because they gave up on their
Weapons of Mass destruction programs.

This means a USA citizen can travel to Libya.

Algeria seems to be happy with Mr. Bush.

Therefore, there is a possible route from Morocco to Egypt
and on to Israel, I may or may not opt for this. I am not sure;
I will smell Morocco before I go.

For you crazies and negative people there is some collaboration
on the above comments on my research page that deals with
how to travel to Israel when countries like Syria, Lebanon, Sudan
and such will not allow me to have an Israel Stamp on my
passport for transit. Note that getting there is not the only
problem I also have to leave Israel.

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Morocco to Israel by land.
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necessarily read my daily Travelogue or BLOG, and
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SCOTT HOBO EXTREME TRAVELER
Scott has finished his around the world Bike trip.
Congratulations Scott.

I need a new extreme traveler to follow around
as they go from place to place, so send recommendations
Please.

So I have am doing my best to escape from the western
world full of crazies and go see the other crazies of the planet.
I am thinking I need maybe 4 months in the Philippines though
and feel like I have incomplete work there.

La Vida Es Buena!

Oh yea, France has had their nose up Northern Africa
for years, colonization, rape, pillage and such. So this mean
there are French girls in Northern Africa.
OK by me.

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RIDING THE ELEPHANT
Chitwan Royal National Park
Nepal


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RIDING THE ELEPHANT
Chitwan Royal National Park
Nepal

I have had a few experiences while traveling that have my
attention, not just a gaze and a wonder, but sometimes there
is something that takes this old jaded traveler and wakes
me up. The trip I took recently to the Royal Chitwan National
Park in southern Nepal did this; it took me to the highest
alert stage on the travel index.

A similar high alert happened in Pie de La Cuesta, Mexico
although that experience is not so easy to duplicate.
In the Pie one, I would go for a daily morning walk down
the beach, then one day I walked out my bungalow and
sleepily wandered down to the beach. It was gone, like a huge
shovel, held by the hand of God that came down and scooped
up my pile of sand and took it away. The residents of the
beach were using ladders to lower themselves to the water
level. My nice soft sandy beach had been dredged away and
would take months to resume it former stature.

POWER
This is want puts my travel senses on alert, and one reason
I am looking to go visit an active Volcano. There was so
much sand moved you would say to yourself,
“This is impossible to happen while I was sleeping.”

ELEPHANT STORY

So everyone has seen an Elephant, in the zoo, or walking
around giving rides to children. This I now realize is an insult
to the Elephant, the Elephant is king. it now almost give me
the same feeling of anger when some young 22 year old
wanna be rich and smart starts to dis-respect the extremely
slow older man of wealth and fame, but past his prime and
kicking over 80. This older person is a proven asset to the
world; the new wanna be is an un-proven.

NUMBER ONE JUNGLE TRIP
I have visited the Jungle in Costa Rica, the Jungle of the
Amazon River, went into the Jungle on the Island of
Koh Tarutao in southern Thailand, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and on and on…

Truthfully, there is no way to visit the pure jungle. It is not
a place for people; it is a place for animals and birds. The
real jungle is too thick, too much water, to many thorns and
mosquitoes and is beyond the will of a modern man. I often
carry a machete if I get near a jungle just so it is possible to
get in a fair fight with the jungle. I need an army of tools to
attack the jungle, or…

AN ELEPHANT

An Elephant I have learned while looking down from up on top
of a mountain of moving power that and elephant take a look
a the jungle and says to himself,
“I can’t be bothered”

Then proceeds to walk ignoring, but scaring the crap out of me
as it just walks toward what seem to be a wall of green trees,
brush, grass, and every way the world could grow too much
green stuff and somehow we move it. Wow, hard to explain
when it takes it trunk and removes a tree big enough to put
any tree hugger into an ecological spasm what it feels like?
This is like the power of one of them tanks I seen in Iraq, when
they turn on the jet engine inside or maybe a bulldozer when
you buy the giant economy size.

This Elephant, me, a Park Ranger, my friend, and the driver
that kept hitting the Elephant on the head very hard for some
unknown reason were chasing down Rhinos. Looking down,
turning, spinning, and changing direction on a fast and furious
quest to see the Rhino, before it took off. A Rhino is afraid
of an Elephant and so am I, but an Elephant is afraid of a
Tiger. I am afraid of a Rhino and in that one day I learned
that in the Jungle, I am not capable of defending myself
alone. I need an Elephant, money, guns, and lawyers…

A Rhino will sit down and smash the grass, big feet, tracks,
broken trees, and walking down the river and climbing to
the other side. An elephant does not care if the hill in front
is straight up, it will proceed to climb, and the riders just hold
on and hope. Please do not fall! Nevertheless, the animal
is sure footed, and I am sure better protector of my frail body
than even Tarzan. So from our safe perch we seen what I
have learned from reading too many Wilbur Smith books is
called spoor, we was following the footprints or spoor
of the Rhino.

What does it feel like when an Elephant breaks into the
river, and starts going down river, waving it trunk back and
forth, clearing the path, tear the world apart and say,
Yo, I be bigger than you, so move.

I think in terms of Alpha theory, red meat, and I will tear
off your face, like any good Big Dog, but that Elephant
was a bigger dog than I.

Like my friend Mike says to me, Andy if you ever get mad
at me, remember whatever got you confused, I am always
on your side, even if I am right, or you are right, remember,
you are right, and I am temporarily insane, I am on your
side, and please do not turn your rage or attention toward
me. I am on your side.

So for me, I plead in my brain, please be with me Elephant,
do not for a second forget I am at your mercy, sitting on
your back, you are my protector from Rhinos, the Jungle,
Tigers and any other comers!

I was NOT visiting the Royal Chitwan National Park Jungle
when I took this Elephant Adventure, but was just outside
the Jungle and through friendship, and exploring the world
a group of Nepali boys took me for free on this trip. You
may be able to repeat with a pay to play trip to the Jungle,
but I think it will be less than what the real trip was, note
that it did cost me one chicken for lunch, and I paid the
one low-caste rice farmer 500 Rupees to take us on an
even more frightening walk through the jungle where we
seen two Rhinos. I was on foot within 20 paces of a Rhino
in the still dark of morning, without enough trees to climb.
The Nepal boys kept saying, if we see a Rhino, climb a tree.

I would constantly be counting trees.
Wow, only 5 trees and 7 people.
Wow, only 4 trees and 7 people.
This is not right, no trees and 7 people.
Hey, did you guys see any trees?

There is a Rhino, where is my tree?

For sure ride the King, the Elephant, your protector.
I wish you were there.

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10 CARRY-ON ITEMS IGNORED BY AIRLINES

With the creation of the new discount airlines it has become
very important to keep your baggage weight very light.

This not a tip about how to travel light, it is a tip on how to
carry the most amount of weight as possible, but at the
avoid paying for excess baggage weight.

Example of European Discount Airlines.
I have used them all, and Ryanair.com GOT me for
over one hundred dollars.

http://www.easyjet.com They are good, 20 Kilos.
http://www.ryanair.com Watch them 15 kilos - NO good.
http://www.basiqair.com I believe 20 Kilos for checked bag.
http://www.airasia.com I am not sure, but think is 15 Kilos

One kilo equals 2.2 pounds

For lots of information on how to fly around the planet
cheap I collect all my information on this page.
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I CANNOT COUNT, BUT 10 SOUNDS GOOD

1. Plastic Bags

2. Computer and computer bag.

3. Camera Case

4. Hunting Vest

5. Blanket or Sleeping Bag

6. Purse

7. Expandable folders

8. Pants pockets

9. Jacket and pockets of jacket.

10. Diaper Bag

11. Pillow

12. A gift

13. Musical Instruments

14. Duty-Free bags.

15. They ignore the bags with the hanger inside that
folds and carried by the executives.

16. First Class has special privileges for lot more money.


WHAT ARE BIG PROBLEMS FOR AIRLINES

1. Paper bags or open shopping bags.

2. Hiding of the carry-on.

3. Poor people they feel sorry for they allow to carry more.

4. Not having your ticket on a credit card so they
cannot bill it to you.

5. The airline stewards and pilots have too many carry-on bags also.

What I have learned?
Lots of airline attendants do not know the rules.

If the plane is empty they will allow about anything
especially on the way off in the boondocks airlines.


MY CHEAP OR DISCOUNT AIRLINE STRATEGY

1. Book the ticket for some ridiculously good price

... Make sure you calculate the price of transportation
to the airport and add to the cost of ticket.
Stansted in London is about 20 Pounds!

2. Learn the weights for that airlines.

3. Adjust, heavy in carry-on, or better in one of the
above ignore bags.

4. I have a hunting vest to put in all the heavy camera
and electronic devices I have.

5. I go by CHEAP transportation. If they want excess
weight charge I complain real big, and do not get
on the plane or try to sneak the weight on.
As far as I know, there is no excess weight prison
for airlines. The only person that ever care are at
the ticket reception desk.

OH yea, make sure and say hello with your best
sweet voice, and winking to the ladies style!

Note that Easyjet.com now allow as much weight
within reason they say in the carry-on, so my vote
is first to check with Easyjet.com...

Note: Easyjet.com send me money please!

I am not paid to say that.

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

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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as an experienced traveler.
 
I am not sure, South America may be safer
than Europe...
After my introduction to Amsterdam Red Light Area.
After getting robbed on train in Madrid.

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Make me feel good to know this is just a tourist
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