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197  July 16, 2006
TIP: How to be a Litterbug or Trash Rules
LOCATION: Kathmandu Nepal
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

~ NEWSLETTER INFORMATION
~ HOBO TRAVEL QUOTES
         How I feel today...
~ HOBO PHOTO GALLERY
        This weeks pictures.
~ HOBO DAILY TRAVEL LOG a.k.a. Blog
      Travel Blog! A daily web diary of my travels.
        http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html
~ HOBO STEW (A Dish of Meat and Vegetables)
        Backpacks and West Africa
 ~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP
       How to be a Litterbug Or
       Trash Rules
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How I feel today, or a start down
the proverbial travelers path.

The world is a book and those who do
not travel read only a page.
- St. Augustine

~ BACKPACKER JARGON

Dip Shower
- Using a dipper to shower.
You have a large wastebasket or tub full of water.
Approximate water needed is 3 gallons.

~ HOBO SLANG

Town clown
- The village constable
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A lot of photos - The world unedited...

INDONESIA
Bali Restaurant
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PHILIPPINES
Angeles Philippines Hotel
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Olongapo Philippines Hotel
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_43_Olongapo-Philippines-Hotel.shtml
Philippines Culture
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_44_Philippines-Culture.shtml
Philippines Flood
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_45_Philippines-Flood.shtml
Manila Philippines Gay
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_46_Manila-Philippines-Gay.shtml

SINGAPORE
Singapore Culture
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_46_Singapore-Culture.shtml

THAILAND
Thailand Toilet
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_46_Thailand-Toilet.shtml
Thailand Rice
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_47_Thailand-Rice.shtml

NEPAL
Nepal Photos
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_47_Nepla-Photos.shtml
Nepal Construction
http://www.hobotraveler.com/197_48_Nepal-Construction.shtml
Nepal Photos
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Daily photos more or less.
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Hobo was here and goes there...

That is a list of jumps I have made since the last newsletter.

Bali, Indonesia to Subic Bay, Philippines.
Subic to Manila, Philippines.
Philippines to Singapore
Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand.
Stopped in Thailand to re-stock on supplies.

I am in Kathmandu, Nepal trying to design the
perfect TRAVEL Backpack to sell.
July 17th, I fly to Delhi, India for Taj Majal.
July 26th, I fly to Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire or
Ivory Coast in English.
Map of 15 West African Countries to visit.

INSERT BLOG POST or Map of Africa
http://www.hobotraveler.com/2006/07/africa-visas-chain-of-events.html

Backpacks and West Africa
 
I am preoccupied these days, I have two obsessions,
planning a trip to Africa and Backpacks, no specific
order it changes with my whim.

I am presently in Nepal working on the 10th or 11th
prototype of my dream home. I am proud to say I
am 95 percent happy with my new backpacks. I will
carry a set of two into Africa and hopefully return to
Nepal and make 100 travel backpacks to sell.
Specifically designed for planes, trains, and buses,
not to climb mountains.

FLYING TO DELHI
I will fly from Kathmandu to Delhi, and then go by
land to Agra, India to visit this extremely popular
travel sight. Taj Mahal a Mausoleum in Agra, India,
considered one of the most beautiful buildings
in the world.

FLY FROM MUMBAI TO
IVORY COAST WEST AFRICA

I am afraid of Africa.

I do not know why, I try to find the little boy and his
fears daily. I am guessing it is the random actions
of people. There is a strange combination of
problems for northern Africa.

- The common travel language is French and
not English.
- Radical changes in cultures within a few
100 Kilometers.
- Permission to enter the country is messy or
unclear, visa problems.
- Bully violence

There are type of violence and crime that I
could label as Bully Violence. It is when a
person believes they are stronger than the
weak, or smarter than the dumb. It can be
a group of drunks; it can be a police officer
with a gun. It is the type of violence that
happens when a husband beats his wife.
He is bigger, he can do it, and so he does it.

All countries have this type of violence,
mainly connected with Alcohol, and easy
to avoid.

The solutions to fear are to stop, look ahead,
anticipate, ask a few questions, and then
trust my instincts. Do not say to myself, it is
ok, if I feel a problem, I believe there is a
problem. A person can travel anywhere
safely if they have enough time, and do
not rush into problems.

However, I need to remember, I am
addicted to the rush.

You cannot pay money to be safe; you can
only pay money to avoid the places that
are dangerous. If you want to enter a
dangerous place, it is dangerous; therefore,
you need skills, which you cannot buy.

I am going to enjoy this trip into Africa,
nonetheless, as normal, after I am done
with Africa, I will say,
- Well, that was not that so difficult.-

Myths versus Reality

Paul Theroux in his book
Dark Star Safari says the word
- Mythomaniacs -

MYTH:
somebody or something fictitious: somebody
or something whose existence is or was
widely believed in, but who is fictitious (2)

MANIAC: offensive term: an offensive
term for somebody who behaves in such
an uncontrolled manner as to appear to
be affected by mania. (2)

- MYTHOMANIACS  -
The majority of travel writers, tour operators,
news people, magazine, television, documentaries
and of course, bloggers are mythomaniacs
in my opinions. They are out of control, making
up myths and fantasy.

Preparing to visit a country become increasingly
difficult as fantasy writers increase, and honesty
decreases.

In the end, I will go take some photos, have
some fun, I have yet to find the Dragons at
the end of the earth, but there is hope.

Today’s tip
How to be a Litterbug
Or
Trash Rules


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How to be a Litterbug
Or
Trash Rules

SOLUTION:
Plastic Bags and Trash
The solution is to not leave the store or restaurant
with trash. Refuse the plastic bag, remove the wrappers
in the store. Start licking your fingers.
(I refuse 3 plastic bags per day now.)

Trash, Rubbish, Trash Can, Trash Bin, garbage,
the world wants to promote recycling and all
I want is to find a Trash Can. I am American, I say
Trash Can, the Brits tend to say Trash Bin.

Where is a trash bin…?

I have Ants in my room, I am curious, did I put
a Snickers Chocolate Bar wrappers in my pocket?

I give up, I am relieving my guilt, I no longer care.
I am going to throw trash down in the streets of the world.

As a United States Citizen it I am brainwashed to
believe you must throw trash in a the proper receptacle.

RULES OF WHEN PERMISSIBLE TO THROW TRASH

2 BLOCKS:
If I carry trash in my hand diligently trying to find a place
to dispose of for two block, then I nonchalantly pretend
I am a local and just drop the trash.

200 METERS
I will agree to carry trash in my hand, actively look
for a trash can, however after 100 Meters,
ooops, I gave it a throw.

200 YARDS
For the persons that think in Yards, I will agree
to have a nasty food wrapper in my hand for about
200 yard, then I slow put my hand to the side and
let her drop.
(Is trash feminine or masculine?)

5 MINUTES
I am not going to look at my watch, I really do
not care, however when I get to the point where..
- I cannot be bothered -

I will agree, without remorse, not prejudice, be a
full fledge local of the country I am in, and throw
the trash.

NOTE: For those of you who really want to behave
like the locals, just open the candy bar, or finish
the sandwich, do not even think, just let it fall, that
is the way to be part of the real country.

Estonia - I award you the best provider of
trash bins on the planet.

Abridged rules:

Please extend these rules ten-fold when
outside the metropolitan city area, because
the trash will never be picked up or cleaned.

Do not throw out the train or bus windows,
drop on the floor.

In a taxi, drop on the floor also…

NO WINDOW THROWING

I really do not care, I am immune, the world just
does not care. IF they cared, there would be
trash bins available.

I sort of think, truly believe, if we wanted to really
help out some of the dirty, nasty, poor and
filthy countries.

We would send them trash cans, that fancy kind,
on wheels, with a little hole in the top to allow a
person to deposit trash.

I know, they would fill them with fish, grain, anything
and everything except trash. We would give them
to governments and the Politicians would sell them
to the people.

However, I believe a deluge is needed, they
need sent an unlimited supply of trash bins before
they will get the idea. The world is not a trash bin,
or is it?

I will get a little more concerned with the game
plan on recycling when the world decides to
provide me first with a trash can.

I wish this was a joke, however it is a real tip.
There is a limit to your moral responsibility to
dispose of trash.

Or when in Rome, do as the Romans.

Note: You do not need a plastic bag for every purchase.
I am able to refuse 3-7 bags per days.

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