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Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - St Vincent and Grenadines - Travel Tip about Safety Pins
191  February 22, 2006
TIP: 15 USES FOR SAFETY PINS when traveling the planet
LOCATION: Bequia Island
part of the Country of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
- Caribbean Sea
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        Islands of Carriacou - Union - St Vincent - Bequia
 ~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP
       15 USES FOR SAFETY PINS

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On a Shoestring
This is comment explaining how you can travel using the Lonely Planet
Guidebook for travel. I cannot find these words in the Caribbean
Guidebook though. ( 50 Dollars per day is possible in the Caribbean.)

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Grenada

Osprey Ferry Grenada
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_36_osprey-ferry-grenada.shtml
Carriacou Guest House
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_37_carriacou-guest-house.shtml
Carriacou Guesthouse
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_38_carriacou-guesthouse.shtml
Carriacou Grenada
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_39_carriacou-grenada.shtml

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Union Island part of SVG

Carriacou Union Cargo Ferry
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_40_carriacou-union-cargo-ferry.shtml
Boat Carriacou Union Island
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_41_boat-carriacou-union-island.shtml
Union Island Guesthouse
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_42_union-island-guesthouse.shtml
Caribbean Sauces
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_43_caribbean-sauces.shtml
Union Island Guest House
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_44_union-island-guest-house.shtml
Union Island Ashton
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_45_union-island-ashton.shtml
Union Island Airport
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_46_union-island-airport.shtml
Grenadine Island Photos
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_47_grenadine-island-photos.shtml

Saint Vincent Island - Town of Kingstown part of SVG
Plane Union Island to St Vincent
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_48_plane-union-island-to-st-vincent.shtml
Guesthouse Kingston St Vincent
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_49_guesthouse-kingston-st-vincent.shtml
Kingstown Market
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_50_kingstown-market.shtml
Kingstown Bay St Vincent
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_51_kingstown-bay-st-vincent.shtml
Catholic Church Architecture
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_52_catholic-church-architecture.shtml
Netministries.org
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_53_netministries-org.shtml
Jiggy Jiggy Dance
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_54_jiggy-jiggy-dance.shtml

Travel Tip
Safety Pin Travel Tip
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_55_tip-safety-pins-01.shtml

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From here to there, Island Hopping in the Caribbean

I took the Osprey Ferry from St Georges, Grenada to the ever quiet
Island of Carriacou still part of Grenada. Then proceeded by what I
call a cargo ferryboat to Union Island entering the country of St Vincent,
and the Grenadines. Took Grenadines’s airline from Union Island to
Kingstown, still staying in the same country or SVG. Hung around a couple of
great days in the culturally interesting Kingstown, then came to my present
location of the Island of Bequia. Next letter will  have photos of Bequia.

Islands of Carriacou - Union - St Vincent - Bequia

I am slowly or really very quickly moving north in the Caribbean Islands,
from Island to Island making my way towards something and somewhere,
I am not sure where though.

I feel slow, however I am really changing locations every few days.
Normally I would pay 5 dollars for this Hobo quality of room, now it is
costing me 30-40 U.S. Dollars and it spurs me on, keeps me wanting to
leave as I feel I am paying too much money to live on deserted Islands.
Very slow, very quiet, and not much to do, I am sure these Island are perfect
place for a Honeymoon.

However to find the wife, I am still on the wrong islands, there are no
Bikinis of note to be found, a big fat zero.

BARBADOS
I purchased a plane ticket for about 36 Dollars U.S. one-way to Barbados,
I will leave tomorrow morning. My big hope in the Caribbean of finding my type
of beach. There is a perfect place for everyone and everyone has a perfect place,
however mine and yours are not the same. I am looking for my paradise; so
far it is not in the Caribbean yet...

I have taken many photos, I personally believe I need to come
to the Caribbean when one of these three options is happening.

1. Carnaval - Every country seems to have their own Carnaval.
2. Easter - I am told this is a busy time.
3. Christmas and New Years.

An Iceland man of 25 said it this way,
“A Gangster Rap place, I had a different dream of the Caribbean”

I had had a couple of days forgiveness for my sins, here in a pleasant
5 dollars Guesthouse, priced at 28 dollars called Julies Guesthouse,
Bjorn 25, from Iceland, Andreas 23 from Sweden, some 57 Scottish guy living
in the Arctic and me, Andy the Hobo, age unknown talked, discussed,
laughed and bored each other with stories.

Now all have left, and me tomorrow.

Temptations to leave.
I am trying my best to hold the course, stay in the Caribbean and not bug
out for Iceland, the Artic, or Sweden after the last couple of days, I can
tell you, Iceland sounds good right now, and I hate the cold.

However, life is good, the waters are blue, the weather is sunny, life is good,
I can smell the French, the Dutch, I know they are here; I just have to be patient.
Go north young man!

I am replacing my vision of the Caribbean from Bikinis and blue water to
Catamarans Sailboats with blue water, white legs, socks with sandals, and
Gangster Rap, Bob Marley types walking around smoking joints.

Cuba... ! Some people are talking about Cuba.

I am positive; you can travel the Caribbean for under 50 dollars per day
if you are very careful. It cost about the same as living in a Hostel
in Europe.

Note, Kingstown in St Vincent is a wonderful place to see some normal
Caribbean culture and to dream about history, old buildings, great ships
entering the harbor and a time long ago in the days of Columbus, Drake,
Morgan, and many other people who made history around this part of
the world.

Sadly, in a place where the History is rampant, it is hidden, forgotten,
and placed on the back shelf.

Life is Good

Today’s tip
15 USES FOR SAFETY PINS

Life is Good!
Andy of HoboTraveler.com

Just another day in Paradise!
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15 USES FOR SAFETY PINS
Travel Tips and Hints

Safety Pin Travel Tip
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_55_tip-safety-pins-01.shtml

1. SHEETS AND PILLOW CASE HELPER
- Hold the fitted sheets on the bed or not fitted sheets on the bed so
you do not wake up in the morning sleeping on something you do not like.
Note: If you wish to test the quality of a bed and room, look under the sheet
or take the pillowcase off to view what you will really be sleeping with or
on in your room.
- Hold the pillowcase on the pillow

2. DO NOT DISTURB SIGN ON DOOR
or MESSAGE BOARD
Use the safety pin as as tacks to hold messages on door or walls.
- Tell the maid to not enter or to enter and clean the room.
- Tell your new friends you are leaving, left, give them your email, say
you went to the beach.
- Post notes for your friends that coming on bulletin boards.
- Post wanted rooms to rent, wanted to crew on boats.
Safety pins are easier to buy than thumbtacks.

3. CURTAINS
Hold curtains open or closed.
The sun is blaring in your room, you have one small crack of sun light, take
the pins and use as a thumbtack on the sides and push into the wall.
- Hold the center of curtain closed.
- Hold the curtains open or up in the air to allow the curtains to be open.
- Sometimes the wind blow the curtains open all the time, you can
stop this with a safety pin.

4. THUMBTACKS
- Tack the curtains to the walls so there is no cracks.
- Cover little holes used by management or neighbors to look in your room.
- Hang up signs.

5. REPAIR
Keep a backpack closed when a zipper or snap breaks.
- Temporarily repair you backpack when the zipper breaks.

6. SEWING
Sewing, a safety pin can work as a needle and thread, however do not
depend on only one, use at least two to three.

7. TOWEL HANGER
- Hard to believe, however many rooms on the planet do not have hooks
or a way to hang your towel or wash cloth,  you need to be innovative.
Hang towel up on wall to dry or on curtains in the room.
- Wash Rag hang to dry.
- You are leaving later today, you have a wet towel. Pin your towel to the
side or top of your backpack to allow it to dry while it sits in storage or
some not so safe place. When the management moves your bag,
the towel or wash rag will make the trip also.

8. DRYING CLOTHES
Use as clothespin when you do not have them.
- Hang clothes in trees
- Hang clothes on curtains
- Hang clothes on wall with the large safety pin thumbtack.

9. WIRE MANAGEMENT
Keep your computer cord, telephone or other out of harms way.
I do not want to trip over my computer cord, pull it off a table.
I will use a safety pin and clip the wires to a curtain or the sheet
of the bed to keep the wire safe from me causing myself problems.

10. SECURITY AND LABELS IN AIRPORT
You can make a label and put on your bag, hide a label inside
the bag or pin a scarf on the black back you have that looks like
every other bag on the carousel. Note sometimes I tie something
on and as a way to slow the robbers down I also pin it below.

11. MOSQUITO NET HOLES
A mosquito net often has a hole, or a crack that allow the mosquitoes
to enter, if you have a safe pin you can repair the hole.
- You can use as a hook or tack the one corner of a 4 corner type
mosquito net to the walls.

12. CLOTHING ADJUSTMENTS
- Keep you pant legs closed, therefore mosquitoes cannot fly inside.
- Roll up your pants and pin permanently rolled therefore when walking
barefoot for hour the pants to not come unrolled.

13. PIN BAGS ONTO YOUR BACKPACK ORGANIZER
I have a device called a backpack organizer, I make them for myself
with the help of some of the worlds cheapest labor. I have small bags
that attach and can be moved that hold miscellaneous items.

14. REMOVAL OF THORNS
- Safer and easier to carry than needles.
- A need is hard to find, a safety pin can remove that sliver.

15. PROTECT FOOD IN GUEST KITCHEN FRIDGE
- Take your plastic bag and keep it closed so your neighbors do not
permanently borrow your food.
- Put a label on your bag when you do not have a black magic marker
or for some reason the bag is only black.
People grab what they can see, remove the temptation, slow down
them persons that think anything in the fridge is fair game.

16. TOUR GROUP LABEL
Many a tour group has their people labeled. Many a tour group is
disorganized. In China we may all look the same, you need to
be color coded and labeled correctly be assisted to get on the right bus
by a person that does not speak your language.

Note: 15 sounds better than 16... hehehe

Storage:
Connect on the inside of the lid or on a piece of lose cloth on or in your
backpack. They will come un clipped. I am presently looking for a
source to buy industrial strength, extra strong safety pins.

Safety Pin Travel Tip
http://www.hobotraveler.com/191_55_tip-safety-pins-01.shtml


Buying:
Anywhere on the planet.

Life is good.
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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