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ISSUE:  105
DATE:  January 14, 2003
TITLE: 
Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Laos - Planning Daily Travel
TIP:  Planning Daily Travel
LOCATION:  Laos

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

A HOP, SKIP, AND A JUMP
How to plan your daily travel
from place to place?

A week or two vacation you plan
in advance.

A month or year touring of a
continent is planned week by week.

STRESS
This is what most traveler seem
to want. To live an action packed
life of travel stress.
The move very fast, and try to see
everthing. Intent on saying to there
friends when they return home...
"I saw this, I saw that."
Sort of work to me.
I thought we was on vacation.

RELIVE THE STRESS.

HOP:
A move of that takes less than 4 hours.

SKIP:
Staying only one night in a place.

JUMP:
A move that take between 12 and who
knows how many hours.
The most time I have spent on a bus
is 37 hours in Brazil. One 30 plus
in Argentina, and another in Chile.
These are jumps.

1 DAY TRAVEL - 2 DAYS TO ENJOY DESTINATION.
...repeat...
I like this type of trip.
Some countries the distance is
to far. I can jump or I can hop.

1 DAY TRAVEL - 5 DAYS TO ENJOY
This is the better way.
Than take day trip from your
base camp city.
EXAMPLE: Go to Bangkok.
Stay in the same hotel and
make day trips around the area.

HOP AND SKIP...THAN JUMP
Really this is HOP HOP JUMP.
But I call the middle a skip.
So Hop - Skip - Jump

1 Hop to city, and a jump.
Walk around in the afternoon.
Look at everthing.
I do NOT unpack.
I can see a city, but really
do not want to stay.
If for some reason the SKIP city
is a good one. I can change my plans.
Sort of test trip, and an abilty
to sees quickly the place, or skip.

The skip is the interlude.
The short time in this location.
I do not spend 2 days or 5.
I do not unpack.
Packing and unpacking is the stress.

EXAMPLE:
I left Luang Prabang, Laos.

HOPPED TO: Vang Vieng.
Left at 8 got into Vang Vieng
6 hours later... oops.
More than 4.
The goal is 4 but I had no choice.
Spent the night there, and left
the next morning. I did not unpack.

JUMPED TO: Bangkok, Thailaand
About 20 hours in bus.
Spend 5 days in Bangkok.

I will now JUMP to Koh Phan Ngan
12 hour on overnight bus
and a boat trip.

This way of looking at travel
is to relieve travel stress.
If you take hops or jumps everyday.
That is work.

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

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Life is good.
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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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