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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  075
DATE:  July 09, 2002
TIP:  Cooperatively Rob Oration
LOCATION:  Ranong, Thailand

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CORROBORATION or
Cooperatively Rob Oration

Trying to spell this word correctly is a chore.
Not a word I use every day, but extremely... extremely
valuable for a traveler or the prosecution....
hehehe

Trying to spell it made me laugh.

Co Rob Oration

The correct spelling is: Corroboration with two R’s.
But to me, when trying to make sure the spelling
is correct, I realized...
“Yes. That is exactly what I want to say.”

You need corroboration of evidence,
or they will
COOPERATE to ROB ORATION
The people will give you the Co Rob Oration
Meaning they will give you a formal speech
or oration and are cooperating to Rob
you.... Co - Rob - Oration

Cooperative Rob Oration

REAL DEFINITION:
Corroborate: To strengthen or support. (Other evidence)

This word you hear on television.

i.e.
LEGAL JARGON
“We need corroborating evidence to prosecute.”
i.e.
NEWSPAPER REPORTERS
“Find me corroborating proof, and I will put in on
tomorrows front page.”

JUDGMENTS OR CONCLUSIONS
You need to make many choices when traveling.
Which hotel? Where to go? Why go there?
Should I go with this guide? But in the end
the important question is....

WHO DO I TRUST? or what?
To make these judgments or come to good conclusions
is the art of travel. It is not a science, and it is not
as easy as just reading a guidebook. The art of travel is
to learn to listen, understand, and interpret what you
read, hear, or see.

The easy way to solve this problem is to hire a guide
or take a tour. Lots of travelers read, and read, until they
can quote the guidebook, or brochures by heart.
Others cannot read, or are lazy, so they ask other
travelers... and for the really clueless. They depend
on the information a local person, person selling a tour, or
trying to HELP you says.

SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO...
Who do I trust, or what?

I am going to give you to answers.
1. All of them.
2. Trust your instincts.

Lets deal with the first answer.
All of them. How can you trust all of them?
They do not agree.
( I hope the light bulb just went off in your head )
But that is the point.
You need corroborating evidence, or things that
agree. You need at least 2, 3, 4, (GET a LOT)
or more things that are in harmony.
All things need congruency.
( I love that word)
You are looking for information that is consistent,
congruent, and is corroborating in nature.
Basically....
EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY AGREES

The guidebook say this...
The local tour company say the same.
The other traveler agree that is correct.
I received and email from a friend that said the same.
This is CORROBORATION of evidence.

WRITTEN BETTER THAN TALK
A rule of thumb for me is that written word is
more valuable than people talking. It just goes
to reason, that if a person is going to write a book
they will want the correct answers, or they will receive
tons of letters telling them they are a jerk. I sort of go
along with the idea. It is easy to talk, difficult to write
something down. So the person that is not lazy
and actually writes is down is more responsible,
or maybe could make better judgments because
they are not lazy, and would actually take the time to
learn the correct answers.
The prosecution could say oral advice....
“That is hearsay.”

TOUR COMPANIES VERSUS LOCALS
When you arrive at your destination. There will
be various ways to listen to advice on where to go
and what to see. The Hotel or Hostel will give you
ideas. The local tourism office, or those offices
that represent themselves as the local tourist
information office. Be real careful when you see
that sign that says,
“Tourist Information”
I translate that to mean,
“Enter, we have something we want to sell.”

People from the USA are especially susceptible to
this ploy. The USA is a country, where certain types
of offices have to have government sanctions and
are by nature trustworthy.
The rest of the world... is full of liars.
Nothing is ever as it appears.

“There is not place like home.”
This is why Americans will be considered
naive often, because it is beyond their realm of
normal thought that a government office could in reality
be a place to sell tours, and get a commission.
OK.. Meet the rest of the world.

Tour companies can be very good, and very
bad. It is always safer to be in a group of other
travelers. I hate to travel with a group, but if I
was worried. I would stay with the pack.
A LOCAL person will come up to you in a street.
It could be a taxi driver. A guy carrying a card
that says he is licensed by the local tourist office.
I find 99 percent of the time the plastic card with
the photo on it is crap. There is always someone
that wants to talk to you about something.

LOOK FOR NON INTERESTED PARTIES
I am often surrounded by people wanting to help
me, and I go over to the person that is
NOT interested. Cannot be bothered with me.
Does not want to talk to me. This person will
be better, and may give you good advice.
As long as he does offend any of the group
that does want to give you advice. Get him or her
away from the group.

BACK TO CORROBORATION
So after the dust clears. The roar of the crowd,
and you are frustrated. If you read, listen, and ask
enough questions. You will have
CORROBORATION EVIDENCE
Aha!... You are there.
WRONG

ALL THE GEESE CAN BE FLYING
THE WRONG WAY
That is why traveling is an art.
It is abstract, and not concrete.
1 + 1 does not always equal 2.
Inductively you would think logically.
If 10 people, and the guidebook, and
they local tour company, and my mothers
friend of a friend all agree. It would be correct.
And normally you are correct...
But, not always

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
Intuition. Gut feeling, or telepathic
powers. I think of myself as being similar
to Diana the Empath from Star Trek The Next Generation
and being able to feel what they feel.
A true Empath.

I have a
BULLSHIT METER
This meter goes off in my head, when
I hear bullshit.

This is the Art of Travel.
To be able to read, listen and
ask questions. Collect the information
and look for corroboration evidence.
Have good instincts to determine the best
course of action. The make a good
decision....
Over and over and over again.

If you can do that.
Life is good.
You will find paradise in any destination.
Learn to avoid the negative, and find
the positives in any world you encounter.

A Hobo Traveler will find a comfortable
balance where they are safe, secure, and
at home living on the road.

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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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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