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This man wrote about living in Paradise for 500 Dollars. I found a book written by John Linnemeier called:
"How an Average Man Lived an Adventurous Life:"
Includes Lists of the Best Things in the World & Six Tropical Paradises Where You Can Live for $500 a Month."

Note from Andy of HoboTraveler.com
I have not read this book, however have purchased it, and when I return to the USA I will pick up and read and review. As you can see, it is similar along the path of the book I want to write, I am not going to romance the adventure though, and just explain how to live outside the box of the developed world in Paradise safely and under 500 Dollars per month.
Thank You,
Andy Graham the writer of this Travel Journal




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The stories in this book are all true. Its author has been held up at gunpoint at night on a road in Guatemala and shot with a machine gun in the chest and shoulder in Vietnam. He's come close to dying of thirst in the Sahara and freezing to death in the Himalayas. He's contracted malaria and typhoid fever in Ethiopia and hepatitis in India. He's had close calls involving lions (twice), elephants (three times) and a rhino (once).

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San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Friday, June 18, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

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He's visited over a hundred countries, seen revolutions, famines, wars, and panty raids, feasted in palaces and fasted in caves. He's discovered paradises, been saved by dolphins, hopped freight trains, danced with an 108-year-old woman, swum with sharks, frequented whore houses and opium dens, and met a man capable of revealing God. In the pages of this book you'll meet the queen of the Ecuadorian prison system, the Dalai Lama, Dick Cheney, a swami from Katmandu who makes his living picking up large stones with his penis, yak herders, tunnel rats, 300 pound go-go girls, deep sea divers, drug dealers, stock car drivers, Indonesian princes, Bolivian miners, powder monkeys, hookers and saints.



Between the stories, the author gives advice to would-be travelers, describes six tropical paradises where you can live comfortably on five hundred dollars a month, and includes his personal lists of the best things in the world. In his own words, "I'm not the kind of person that men automatically defer to. I don't usually make women's hearts beat faster when they see me across a crowded room." That's the point: you don't have to be remarkable to live a remarkable life. If you'd like to lead an adventurous life but feel that you're too young, too old, too poor, or too tied down with responsibilities, then read on.


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Gadget

Funny, when I said 500 to my India Techie, he said,
"500 is a huge amount of money to life on Palolem Beach in Goa, India."

But, who wants to live like the locals? I almost never live like the locals, I live ten time better than them, strangely, they pay about the same as me, but my quality of life is much better because I expect things to be clean, organized, and quiet.

Sometimes if you have been living with barking dogs, roosters crowing, and people walking around your house pissing, you never realize their are places where this does not happen.

Plus, 500 is a lot more plausible number for readers, they truly have trouble believing you and live great in an apartment for 50 dollars per month in Thailand, plus people seldom brag about paying 50 dollars per month.

Andy


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Thanks for posting this author and his book and a good thing for you while writing your own. I read his blog and skimmed through the book's description about creating passive income by investing in real estate and then later by investing in Asian stocks. We've been doing the same thing for years except haven't "played" with stocks.

Living alone is a luxury for some people and a "fate worse than death" for others. In developing countries extended families live together and move freely in and out of their relatives' houses. A frugal type of person could live a simple lifestyle for U$350 to U$500 / month in more than half the countries on earth and as you have mentioned before NEVER need to pay for advertising and are 90 fully booked with a waiting list of guests. People often ask me how to find cheap rentals and I advise them to walk around the neighborhoods you are interested in living and look for "4 Rent" signs hanging outside with a contact # because most housing found on the internet or newspaper classified ads are overpriced and unaffordable for the locals.