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169  March 26,  2005
TIP: Can you trust yourself?
LOCATION: Cusco, Peru
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         How I feel today...
~ HOBO PHOTO GALLERY
        This weeks pictures.
~ HOBO DAILY TRAVEL LOG a.k.a. Blog
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~ HOBO MAPS, NOTES AND THOUGHTS...
       Map of present location and plans.
~ HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)
        WANDER PERU
 ~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP
        CAN YOU TRUST YOURSELF?
 ~ EXTREME HOBO TRAVEL
         Please send recommendations.
~ TODAY’S TIP FROM THE - “Peanut Gallery”
       A Joke Tip that is ... hmm sarcastic
~ HOBO QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
       Questions for Hobo Andy - Take Care.
~ HOBO GOSSIP and/or Jaded Remarks
       A jaded remark on world travel.
Thank you, Lord - I'm doing fine
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~ HOBO TRAVEL QUOTES   - Back to top
How I feel today, or a start down
the proverbial travelers path.

Heroes take journeys confront dragons and discover
the treasure of their true selves
- Carol Pearson
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~ BACKPACKER JARGON

Middle Class Guilt
- The agony suffered by a tourist or traveler from
USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand
when they see how the other 80 percent of the people
on the planet live. The ask themselves why do I have more
than these people? They feel guilty, and feel responsible.
They fail to see, no one is responsible for another person,
there guilt stops them from making rational decisions.

~ HOBO SLANG
Broad or brod
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~ HOBO PHOTO GALLERY   - Back to top

A lot of photos - The world unedited...

These photos are a combination of four people taking pictures
of a trip to Cusco, Peru, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and the
too beautiful for words village of Aguas Calientes

Joe took great representations of contrast in cultures.
Liz has an eye for beautiful flower and things of beauty.
Jane took photos of family and essentials.
Me, who knows what, my mother wants to know why I take photos
of all the toilets in the world?

The mystery is, can you tell when one person view of the world
start an another begins, in what order people are represented?
Thanks to these people for allowing me to put their photos.

For those of you who wonder, the photos of Taipei will be
in the next issue, too much of too many.

Lima Airport Bomb Squad
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_01_limaairportbombsquad.shtml
Airplane Photos Lima to Cuzco
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_02_airplanephotoslimatocuzco.shtml
Cuzco Plaza De Armas
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_03_cuzcoplazadearmas.shtml
Cuy
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_04_cuy.shtml
Cusco City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_05_cuscocitytour.shtml
Cusco City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_06_cuscocitytour.shtml
Cusco Restaurant Music Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_07_cuscorestaurantmusicmarket.shtml
Cusco Peru Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_08_cuscoperumarket.shtml
Cusco Market Hotel Train
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_09_cuscomarkethoteltrain.shtml
Train to Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_10_traintomachupicchu.shtml
Inka Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_11_inkatrail.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_12_mistforestperu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_13_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_14_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_15_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu Photos
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_16_machupicchuphotos.shtml
Aguas Calientes
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_17_aguascalientes.shtml
Aguas Calientes
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_18_aguascalientes.shtml
Cuzco
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_19_cuzco.shtml
Cuzco Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_20_cuzcomarket.shtml
Cuzco Hotel and Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_21_cuzcohotelandmarket.shtml
Cuzco Market and Train to Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_22_cuzcomarketandtraintomachupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu Train
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_23_machupicchutrain.shtml
Machu Picchu Train
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_24_machupicchutrain.shtml
Inca Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_25_incatrail.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_26_mistforestperu.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_27_mistforestperu.shtml
Aguas Calientes
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_28_aguascalientes.shtml
Aguas Calientes
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_29_aguascalientes.shtml
Cusco Hotel
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_30_cuscohotel.shtml
Cusco Hotel Door Locks
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_31_cuscohoteldoorlocks.shtml
Cusco Hotel Door Locks
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_32_cuscohoteldoorlocks.shtml
Airplane Lima to Cusco
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_33_airplanelimatocusco.shtml
Airplane to Cusco and Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_34_airplanetocuscoandmarket.shtml
Cusco Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_35_cuscoperu.shtml
Cusco Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_36_cuscoperu.shtml
Cusco Peru City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_37_cuscoperucitytour.shtml
Cusco Peru City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_38_cuscoperucitytour.shtml
Cusco Peru City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_39_cuscoperucitytour.shtml
Cusco Hotel and Train to Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_40_cuscohotelandtraintomachupicchu.shtml
Train to Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_41_traintomachupicchu.shtml
Inca Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_42_incatrail.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_43_mistforestperu.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_44_mistforestperu.shtml
Inca Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_45_incatrail.shtml
Inca Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_46_incatrail.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_47_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_48_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_49_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_50_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_51_machupicchu.shtml
Lima Airport Bomb Squad
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_52_limaairportbombsquad.shtml
Cusco City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_53_cuscocitytour.shtml
Cusco City Tour
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_54_cuscocitytour.shtml
Mist Forest Peru
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_55_mistforestperu.shtml
Inca Trail
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_56_incatrail.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_57_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_58_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_59_machupicchu.shtml
Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_60_machupicchuandaguascalientes.shtml
Aguas Calientes and Cuzco Backpacks
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_61_aguascalientesandcuzcobackpacks.shtml
Cusco Coca and Gear
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_62_cuscococaandgear.shtml
Cusco Peru Culture
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_63_cuscoperuculture.shtml
Cusco Peru Culture
http://www.hobotraveler.com/170_64_cuscoperuculture.shtml

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WANDER PERU

Hello,
I left Thailand, then Taipei, Taiwan, then Boston, USA, talked with a Harvard Blog Club,
then down to Lima, Peru, over to Cuzco, then to Arequipa, Peru and now back to Cuzco.
Next stop, and who knows, maybe La Paz, Bolivia, then work my way up to Ecuador,
Colombia and hopefully to Guyana, Suriname etc.

I wandered off the path, which is normal, nonetheless I try to warn people, and if I
am lucky, I can cross paths with friends along the way and say hey.

I feel I should apologize to my readers for not doing my duty, I am sorry I have not
written my newsletters regularly. I wish I knew why, however the truth seems to be
I am clueless to explain why I have neither the motivation nor the inspiration to write.

Writing is not the same as building a house or showing up for work, there needs to
be some fire or inspiration. I need a few dreams, mixed with a little passion to
motivate me from a sitting to a standing position. A person could say,
“Get off your butt, and do something.”

A traveler could say,
“Why?”
I am not working, I am traveling. 365 days a year, I am on vacation, the other days
of the year, I go home and visit friends. People ask me, what are your plans?
I am never sure what to says, I get up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee, and I
walk around, no plan. I wander, I am a wanderer.

PERU
I came here to start a Hostel, however my instincts have warned me off from
this venture, saying to me…
“Andy, something is not right.”

I am not sure what is not right, but I do not debate with my instincts. I trust my
gut feeling and they keep me safe.

MACHU PICCHU
A group of friend from the USA came to Peru with me and I was an ad hoc
guide of sorts. It was a great experience and now I know I would rather teach
English than be a guide, and I hate to teach English.

I defend the USA and it is my motherland, however I was awakened that
there are valid reasons why Europe is frustrated with the USA. Please do
not write me on this issue, I have heard your opinions every day for eight
years, I am trying to give the Europe an appeasement. I have to agree,
they are a little more right and I am a little more wrong in my beliefs.

There is nothing more enlightening than to watch a group of normal
Americans meet the world.

CULTURAL CHANGES

South America is like a warm hug from my best girlfriend after being in
Asia too long. Asia is a cold place, with lots of inane things happening,
Asia is like going to brothel and looking for true love. You may find
something, but you are only fooling yourself if you think it is love.

INCA TRAIL
I did the two-day walk of the Inca Trail, it has to be the most over priced,
silly, ridiculous, touristy, and ludicrous thing I have done in my
travels. It is right up there with Paris, and let us pay too much to try to have
fun travel. It is tourism in it worst form. Nothing real, nothing authentic and the
Peruvian government is now extracting about 80 dollars per day out
of every tourist.

So… hmmm, to be silly I must pay 80 dollars per day to walk on a mountain.
The Peru government and the Tour companies extorting the naïve tourist.

HELLO! - TREKKING IS FREE
Walking around in jungles, parks, place full of trees, place that are green is
free, you never need to pay. Tour companies make a fortune convincing you
need to pay to walk; they need to kiss me before they try to do that to me.

AGUAS CALIENTES - TOP FIVE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES
The small town at the bottom of Machu Picchu is probably in the top five most
beautiful places in the world. I recommend Aguas Calientes to anyone;
however, Machu Picchu is just an ok archeology site, Tikal in Guatemala kicks,
and then takes names in comparison. Machu Picchu is a pile or rocks on
top of a mountain. Most of the real wonders of the Incas are in Cuzco, hidden
behind a Pizza Shop.

I recommend you visit Machu Picchu, I do not recommend you pay for an
Inca Trail under any condition. If you wish to Trek visit the South American
Explorers Club in Cuzco and they have maps and explanations on how to
Trek free. If you say, but please I want to walk the Inca Trail, get a life, all of
South America and every road you see are parts of the Inca Trail.
Listen and learn, they make good trails into roads,
learn some culture please…

The South American Explorers Club is too rich for my blood, however
for the 50 dollars they are a great place to do research. I guess it would
be the same as paying 50 dollars to go to the library for three days.
If you need the information, then you will pay.

I am a cultural traveler and walking in the woods is a great way to
avoid culture. Everyone seems to say they hate American culture as
they eat pizza, and there is nothing more American than Pizza.
Italy started it, and the Americans perfected it.

I love South America, the travelers have a brain, and they brought it
along for the ride. The tourist hide in Pizza shops, therefore very
easy to avoid.

I am a tourist, I am a traveler, I am a Hobo, a big mix of confusion,
that is life, and life is good.

Travel is a challenge, can I accept other people the way they are
without trying to change them.


Today’s tip
CAN YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.
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CAN YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

I was on the train to the start of the Inca Trail with my friend.
I looked over to my friend, nodded my head and pointed
at a Peruvian Guide with a group of travelers.

"What do you think?
Can you trust that guy?"

He says, something like,
"I do not know him."

I said,
"That is not the question, I did not ask you if you
knew the guy, I asked you if you could trust him?"

He said,
"I guess I would say, he is not my first choice."

I said,
"Does that translate to no?"

He said,
I am not sure actually what he said, it was sort of a
a compliant nod that he did not trust the man.

Lesson 101 on Travel Instincts.
Trust your first impression.

The mind, your instincts, and how you feel
will keep you safe.

Do not allow society to remove your animal abilities
to survey your environment for safety.

Have fun! 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.


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Never pass a toilet with out thinking.
Never turn down a free meal.
Kiss easy, and say I love you more.
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