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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  090
DATE:  September 23, 2002
LOCATION:  HadSai Yao Thailand





I need a sink.
A simple bucket.
A pail or container to hold water.
Maybe just a big pot.

Traveling the world is great.
Going to strange destinations.
I live in weird places.

Just when you think you have seen it all
there is another twist in the story.
Every Hotel room, Hostel, Bungalow,
Residencial, or Accommodation of any form
is different in some way.

But most have a bed.
After that... All is up for grabs or debate.

I suppose you would think a mirror should
be in all rooms.

I suppose you would think a sink is needed
to brush your teeth.

I have had it. I cannot take it anymore.

I want a sink in my room.
I want a sink in all my rooms.
I want a sink always.

I want a basin.
I want a container.
I want a bucket.
I want a big pot.
I want a pail.

Give me Tupperware.
Give me Rubbermaid.
Any brand name you wish, but
give me a bucket please.

There a so many reasons to have a bucket
in your room it is ridiculous.
I am sure some of you have a bucket
of ice with beer.
Your mother washed or soaked clothes
in a bucket of water.
You clean food, and put in a large plastic
bowl, or Tupperware container.
You have a lot of junk. You wish to carry
it to the other room. You put it in?
What... Some container.
Rubbermaid and Tupperware.
Where are you?

I want a bucket in my room.
I want a sink.

The first 2 experiments failed.
I purchased a plastic container.
I measure my backpack, then went to the store.
Checked and rechecked. Yes. It would fit
into my bag, and I could carry this in a
backpack without a problem.
A bucket is too big.

I need a special container.
It needs to be rectangular.
About 16 inches long.
8 inches wide, and 8 inches high.

The first one broke. Shattered.
The plastic was just too brittle.
It lasted about 1 week and broke.

Tupperware wanna be.
Tupperware is a USA brand of plastic
containers. So is Rubbermaid. Sort of your
designer brand of plastic containers. This is
a soft plastic and flexible, and not brittle.
Seems perfect.

I go to the store. They sell something like
that but NOT Tupperware. I measure, and walk
and walk and walk. Aha...! I found one.
Not perfect, but close in size,
It broke.
I did not think you could break a Tupperware
container. Well... This was NOT Tupperware.
It was a copy, and the quality was not the same.

I found it.
A gas can or a plastic gas can.
I cut off the bottom, and I am in business.

The main reason I wanted this container
was to always have a place to wash my clothes.
I have found many reasons to have this container
in my backpack.

It protects my valuables from rough handling
by baggage people at the airport, or a
careless taxi driver. It lend one more layer
of protection. It is another separation between
water and my digital camera.

I have a bucket.

Added after the letter was sent.

Added February 7, 2004 Varanasi, India
List of reasons to carry a bucket when traveling?

Andy the Hobo

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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.

Article written by Andy the
On year 5 of Hobo trip around the world.
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