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ISSUE:  BROKE URL 124
DATE:  September 16, 2003
TITLE: Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Baghdad to Paris - Babylon - Dangerous Clothes
TIP: Dangerous Clothes
LOCATION: Paris, France

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DANGEROUS CLOTHING

It is hard to believe,
but fashion can get you killed.
Not very likely, but very possible.

Most countries of the world look down on
short pants. Only long pants on men.

Most countries of the world do not allow
you to go topless at the beach.

HOW STUPID AND NAIVE!
This is unsophisticated.
No. People have fashion they enforce
with guilt and sometimes violence.

Remember in the movie "Pretty Woman"
and Julia Roberts was refused service and followed,
then helped by that Hotel Manager?

This is social pressure.
Do you want a stripper to enter your store?
Some of you do, but your hoping your wife is
not in the store at the time.

WHEN YOU DO NOT FIT IN?

Are you an outsider. Do you like to be different.
Do you demand your freedom to have dress, act,
and be yourself. Be careful. Some people may
teach you a clear lesson about their culture.

Sociologist study and use a good word.
If you can get a grip on this word, you may
learn why people treat you badly.

NORMS:
Also called Social Norm, rule or standard of behavior
shared by members of a social group. Norms may
be internalized—i.e., incorporated within the
individual so that there is conformity without external
rewards or punishments, or they may be enforced by
positive or negative sanctions from without. The
social unit sharing particular norms may be small
(e.g., a clique of friends) or may include all adult
members of a society. Norms are more specific
than values or ideals: honesty is a general value,
but the rules defining what is honest behavior
in a particular situation are norms.
- From Encyclopedia Britannica

ENFORCEMENT OF NORMS!
I believe that tourist and travelers disappear.
People write my webpage...
Have you seen my son or daughter?
No one tracks travelers in the world.
If you are just the average person you could
just disappear and no one would ever know.
So I do believe that almost all cultures will
KILL YOU.

Movies are great for examples.
Remember the movie "Easy Rider"
A bunch of rednecks came and killed one
of the riders. I think Jack Nicholson.
In the end they killed all of them.
(There is a difference between Movies and
real life. If a country does not talk about it,
then it is worse!)

EVERY COUNTRY HAS ITS REDNECKS!
Hey dingaling. ALL countries have Rednecks.
We make movies, but the world is basically
the same. So maybe a better way to look at
these Jihad fighters could be...
"Rednecks"
They do not want anything different.

This newsletter is a the result of me talking with
a young man in Erbel, Iraq. I was in the Kurdish part and
in many ways the safest part of Iraq. But he was
saying that if a girl was a prostitute,
"They would kill her."
There appears to be 0 prostitutes around there.

There is clothing that violates a culture.
You can violate a custom. But maybe not twice.

To really have trouble because of your clothing
is difficult. Most people want your money more then
they care about how you dress. But lets not be
idealistic and think the world wants or is the way
you want to live. The way you live and dress
can be dangerous.

I have known many women that played a game of
seduction and love with a man in another country then
decided it was time to walk away.
Then discovered they could not walk away.
It was too late, they was raped.
(Mexico, Costa Rica)

SOLUTIONS
Look around. Dress like the locals.
If you are the only one dressed or doing the
things you want to do. You are the problem.
The world is not perfect. Do not make them prove it.

RULE OF THUMB
If you cannot marry or intermarry easily with the locals
in the country. Then it is probably more dangerous
on how you dress and act.

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

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Life is good.
The Hobotraveler.com

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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Article written by Andy the Hobotraveler.com
On year 7 of Hobo trip around the world.
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