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173  May 10, 2005
TIP: THE MAID DID IT…and the owner helped.
LOCATION: Riobamba, Ecuador
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Tourist Menu
- This is an extremely interesting phenomena to me, it is incredible to me that
any restaurant would advertise this on the outside signs along the street.
However it is very common to see a sign saying. "Tourist Menu."

For the experience traveler this means.
Expensive prices and nothing typical.
The Menu will be in English with European or American food dressed
up to look typical, however very far from typical. They will have maybe
Pizza and a variety of foods typical to Europe or the USA.

However it appears to be what the tourist are looking for, so they
are servicing a need. To the sage travelers this is humorous and
annoying that they label us, and we enter. Lemmings to the sea.

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RIOBAMBA ECUADOR

I left Cuzco, Peru and went to to Quito, Ecuador, then went south
to Riobamba, Ecuador. I really have no idea where
I will go next either South or North.

Hello,
I am in a nice hotel, color TV, Movies, HBO, Cinemax, CNN and a friendly
staff. I even have a zapper for the television; this is a good eight dollar
a night Hotel. I do wish these hotels would concentrate on safety from
theft, and not on comfort.

The cheapies concentrate on safety, and the more I pay the more I need
to worry about being robbed, something is amiss in the Hotel world. Why
does everyone believe I should trust a Latino, Asian, European, American,
Arab, and African with a key to my room? I spend my life innovating to find
a safe way to store my computer…
http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/05/hotel-maid.html

ECUADOR
This is the word for Equator in Spanish, so I am on top of the Equators where
most tourist cities are cold. The Inca or Quechuas as they exist today built many
cities on top of a rather wide stretch of Andes Mountains that runs North and
South. I have been to Ecuador a few times and when I think of the place, I think…
Cold. The coast is hot and inland is cold.

Quito is around 2500 meters above sea level and is the center for where
tourists start and end, however Guayaquil is probably the better Economic
city. It has a port, ocean and is not built on top of a mountain. Ecuadorian
people are rich in food, however poor in cash. Overall the Mexico, Central and
South Americans are poorer than Asia.

The country has about 15 Million people about the same as the Netherlands;
however, Netherlands is 7 times smaller. Ecuador has 50 people per square
kilometer and Netherlands has 389. I would say the quality of life is great,
especially if you bring money with you, however the Spanish Pirates have
made these cultures learn how to steal from their neighbors, I never can
figure out how a country can be so Catholic and steal so much, however the
Catholic Churches are for sure rich…hmm?

ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT FALLS
A month ago or more the President was kicked out of his office and I think
he ran to Brazil to hide. They call this in Ecuador the
“Caido.” This means the fall.

The Netherlands had a fall a couple of years ago also, although both countries
ignore this type of political activity. Business seems to keep the world
working safe and sound, not the governments. However politicians to like
to fight over the corruption money.

DOLLARS
The Ecuadorian country changed from the Sucre to the Dollar about five
years ago and has stable money, and probably a great future ahead.

The first time I came to Ecuador they had Sucres for money and the government
had a military coup 10 days before I entered. It made Ecuador the country of
choice for travelers, very cheap, now Ecuador seems out of fashion.

Argentina is in fashion now, because their money is crap and all the tourists
and travelers celebrate. Now they are all unhappy with Ecuador because the
money is stable and happy with Argentina because it is unstable.

Travel is a selfish business and most travelers want to live like a Kings
and Queens and see people dressed up like Indians.

I am very happy for Ecuador and I believe this to be one of the few stable
countries from Mexico to Argentina, and the only one where I would even
consider buying land, however for sure I would never buy land.

I only buy Dollars and Euros.

WENT TO VISIT A USA EXPAT
I am not an Expatriated person, I am not living outside the USA, I am
traveling outside the USA. The word Expat means has two meaning, one
is the person that lives outside their home country and second is a person
that does not want to be citizen.

I visited an Expat, which says he loves the USA, however cannot live there.

I think a girlfriend said that to me one time,
“I love you Andy, however I need to leave.”
I do not believe she loved me.

I believe he is probably one of the best-informed educated conspiracy theory
advocates I have met, he makes Michael Moore seem stupid, and I believe
Michael rivals Charles Manson for interesting and diabolical weaving of tales.

GUANO ECUADOR
Well, I spent a couple of day in a small village by the name of Guano,
and this may have been a signal from the Volcano Gods. This word will
may have some form of ironic coincidence, when I remember listening
to interesting, innovative, and creative conspiracy theories.

What fun! I never heard of the one about maybe Lyndon Johnson
killing John F. Kennedy, and was not even thinking about the possibility
they would set up concentration camps in the USA.

Everyone wished to have someone listen to his or her story, and a place
to tell the story, I suppose Ecuador is a good place, where and Expat can
find Never Never Land, Alice in Wonderland, and the Tower of Babel
all in one place.

WHY LEAVE THE USA AND EUROPE
For me it is simple why a person should travel in the very slowly
developing countries.

In Ecuador, a Hobo is Rich!
The cost of living is cheap, a great place for Hoboes.

If you have never seen a Volcano then for sure, this should be on your
must see list, Volcanoes are powerful, big, large, and beautiful,
and dangerous.

CULTURES
I love to study cultures, faces, behaviors, religion, colors of skin, clothing,
economic status and the history. I guess I am curious about all people.
Here are some interesting words I am starting to understand in Spanish slang.
These words teach me how one culture views the other, how can you learn,
how can you teach?

When I must walk on eggshells in a world where
political correct is the law and honesty has a price.

The world of culture explained as a riddle…?

Some strange new comparison of words to try to understand how one
culture views the other. Quechua, Campesinos, Incas Coastenos,
Monos, Mestizos, Sierranos, Andinos, etc.

It is the start of summer in Europe and maybe I need to go visit.
Eastern Europe is calling me, I can hear the train whistle as I feel
the muse of a Hobo.

I have discovered there is a small window climb through when I would want
to enter Europe, and I and am never sure why, who wants to be poor.

Today’s tip
THE MAID DID IT…and the owner helped.

Just another day in Paradise!
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THE MAID DID IT…and the owner helped.

Clue is the name of a popular board game by Parker Brothers,
and for sure the Maid did with the help of the Owner.

How to discover if your maid is a crook in that
Five Star Hotel that you think is perfect.

THE CLUES
Maybe the trap?

1. The owner lied and said,
“We have never had a problem.”
This is an impossible statement, every hotel in the world has a problem with
small robbery. It is impossible to hire perfect people.

2. I placed out 15 coins on the shelf and when came back only 13 were there…
http://www.hobotraveler.com/173_40_clue.shtml

3. I left the light on in my toilet and when I returned it was off…

4. I pulled a bag so it leaned against the inside of my door and it was moved when I returned.
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5. I know I left my Television on…?

6. I have an envelope with small bills in an envelope and when I returned only one is gone.

7. I hung my key on a hook behind the desk… Why am I able to reach the keys?
If I can reach the box, or hang my key, then anyone can enter my room.

8. I tried my key on the neighbors room and it opened.

9. I climbed from my balcony to the neighbors to say hello, strangely the door was open.

10. I reached in the window and opened the door.

11. Who drank the beer?

It was “YVETTE,
a young and rather jiggly French maid…
(The maid in Clue.)

The above traps are the ways I find out if YVETTE entered my room or snagged a
tip while I was gone. I never let YVETTE the maid into my room, and I know the
owners I working with her…

I have the great instincts for smelling a problem possible, however I never trust
my instincts, I never allow the maid or owner to enter my room. Then again, what
do I do, they have the key?

You can only expect what you inspect.

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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hey andy,
i want to hitchhike the length of south america. ive done some hitchhiking
in europe but i know it would be totally different there. would it be easy, hard?
i would only take about a thousand and only use it if im in a jam and i want to
get about a year out of it what do you think? am i crazy or could it be done?
i like to rough it so thats not a factor. but the instabilities of countries is and
i know your there now sooo? Doug

ANSWER

Hello Doug,

It is possible to Hitchhike South America.

What is your goal?
Adventure?
Save money?
To go from the Darien Gap of Colombia to tip of Chile Hitchhiking?

Saving money on transportation is a minor savings in South America.

1000 divided by 365 days is 2.75 U.S. per day.

Can I live on this per day in South America?
Yes, and I could move from place to place.

You need to start in Ecuador, Peru, or Bolivia
and avoid the others until you know the scoop.

There are lots of people wanting to be caught or surrounded
by an Adventure or some sorts, I am not always clear and try
not to pay attention to their vague dreams. The reason I do not
want to listen is the world is trying to prove something.
This is a personal problem and is not why I travel and hard to
help people resolve their personal problem. I really believe
people save themselves. If you are trying to prove something
then figure out what you want to prove.

However there are many reason to travel, and if you know
the goal, then easier to achieve your goal.

However what applies in the USA, does not apply in Europe,
what applies in Europe does not apply in South America.
The normal reason people Hitchhike is to save money in
my opinion. I have Hitchhiked from Fort Wayne, Indiana to
Florida, it save money and people gave me places to sleep.

However South America is not the USA, and very different.
If you speak Spanish maybe closer to the same.

Who does what you want to do?
Street Vendors

There are people starting from Mexico all the way to Chile
who travel with no money.

They are the ones who know how to go the cheapest.
They are the ones selling jewelry and such in the streets.

Andy

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Hello,

I recently stumbled across Hobotraveler.com and has literally changed my
life. This website really points out how realistic it is to travel the globe.

Thanks to the great information on this website, a close friend and I
have decided to set off on our own adventure very soon.

Good luck with your own travels and maybe, one day, in some
corner of the world we might bump into each other.

From Jon (an aspiring Hobo!)

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