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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  011
DATE:  May 30, 2000
TIP:  Planning your trip
LOCATION:  Manaus, Brazil

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Planning your trip.

There are more things in life to see, than possible....

I have limited money, and time.
What do I want to do?

Sources of information: ***********
Guidebooks: Lonely Planet, Footprints, Roughguide. Routards
Library. Confused ask the reference desk person.
Encyclopedia: Find out facts. Rivers, Populations, Currency etc
Travel Magazines: National Geographic, etc
Historical Novels about the country. i.e. James Michener
History books
Internet.. Note: USE webferret to search. It makes life easier.
Other travelers.


The Route
What to take


OK, so would it be nice if I could write a short newsletter, and tell you
everything you need to know. This is not possible. The adventure is knowing
you are going to go, have to learn, adapt, change, and discover the
answers to your questions.

So, if I was planning a trip, and was sitting at my kitchen table, using
that legal pad, to make a checklist. What would I think is most
important to do.

1. Make a list of 5 major things you want to see in each country you visit.
2. Map the route between these places
3. Give at least 2 days per location. For every location you decide to visit place to the side and extra day. so that when for some
reason you stay an extra week in one place you still have enough time.
4. Buy a plane ticket that can be extended. I think about 50% of all travelers extend their trip.
5. Read the guidebook, and find out the visa requirements for each country.
6. Read a book about the country. I love to read James Michener. I just finished reading Mexico.
and I have a new perspective on the country. I would love to read 3 books on each country, while I am
traveling through the country. The hard part is to find them in the country, plus book are HEAVY.

Checklist of thing to bring...

One of my dream adventures is to buy a plane ticket to somewhere.
Have nothing but the clothes on my back, a passport, and 200 dollars.
Now that would be an adventure...

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am giving guidance,
and there are always other opinions. Please send you constructive, and helpful

OH, almost forgot. Train your mother to use e-mail, plus collect all your
friends emails, and place in address book of FREE e-mail.

Thanks Andy

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