Computer - Tips
I use a Hewlitt Packard Computer and am on my fourth
computer, I used a Compaq for two and HP for two, however somewhere along the
line HP and Compaq merged. I have for about the first nine years of travel used
a 3.5 floppy and entered an internet cafe to work on the computer of the
internet cafe. About maybe a year ago, I guess in 2005-6 I switched to the thumb
drive, I have a. one gig thumbdrive.
About 2006 I started using my computer in the
internet cafe, so presently for the last year, I use a combination of methods to
use the internet, about half the time with a GPRS Cell Phone Internet
Commention, and the other half of the time I connect my computer in an Internet
I can work on any computer that has internet and it
is not necessary to have a computer, but it tremendously cheaper and easier to
have a computer. Computer are getting lighter and better in a way, I use a HP
because I can get it and maybe a Sony fixed or warranty work done anywhere on
All my computers always cost less than 1000
I think it is very easy to post wtih GPRS. I can post
easy, except in Africa, where the internet is so slow here in West Africa in the
Internet cafes it is difficulte, the rest of the world is easy. In Africa in the
capital cities it is easy, outside it is difficult, here in Togo or the
countries that are quickly adding GPRS it is going to be easy. I want to use
Satellite, but they are difficult to buy, use, and keep working.
Yes, I meet Americans and they write me, less each
year, because they are starting to bore me.
Hard Core Travelers, this is interesting, I am not
sure, I know of two people maybe who wish to be professional travelers. The
write me all the time, there is lots of Hard Core Expats who live in other
countries, very few Hard Core Travelers. most cannot afford to travel more than
about three years, then they stop.
Many Hard Core types live in places like Thailand,
Philippines or Guatemala, Mexico, some in Peru and Ecuador. The French expats
live in all the former French Colonies. In India you have people that live there
on 2-5 dollars per day for years.
Many Hard Core retired types, living on pension or
the dole the unemployment money of a country in Europe.
Who knows me, truth is, the hard core travelers
normally are not good at the Internet, it is changing slowly.
Andy in Atakpame, Togo West Africa May
Well, thank you for noticing that I say thank you and
that it is
important to you...hehe. Good manners
translate globally, I think, and
bridge language barriers.
Yes, I looked around quite extensively on your site,
had the basic
questions answered, but then got
overwhelmed with the 10,000 photos and
rather write you directly, again.. Hope you don't
I am curious what kind of computer you use...do you
have your own?
and what about internet connections in
certain parts of the world? I
can't imagine that it
is easy to post every day...
Do you ever meet Americans on the road that wrote to
how many hard core travelers know you.