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Rubik's Complex a Common Traveler Malady

"A personality disorder in which the inflicted feels the constant need to solve the puzzle."
-- Originated on television medical show "House."
Some doctors have a "Messiah complex", Dr. House has a "Rubik's complex".
I often obsess on the question,
"What makes a person travel forever?"

I think it is could be labeled a "Rubik’s Complex." The world is a puzzle, there are never-ending questions, and generally, there are no simple answers. If you watch the TV show "House," you will observe the Doctors working with him become extremely frustrated, often angry. He provokes, they want simple answers, and he only puts forth enigmatic statements. Derives a conclusion, and is confident, arrogant and direct, this drives his staff crazy.

Dakar / Yoff / Senegal, West-West Africa --- Tuesday, March 15, 2011


USA Television Makes Traction in Europe
I was talking with Jean, an extremely intelligent 26-year-old man from Belgium who works for the United Nations here in the Via Via Hotel the other day. He made an interesting comment about the televisions shows in the USA. He said more or less,
"We Europeans used to think all the TV shows from the USA were stupid, in the last few years they have become very good and our people are becoming addicted. They are watching series every week; they are glued to the TV."

Ok, I paraphrased that, but more or less that was the idea, I have been traveling now for 13 years, this means I have been hearing Europeans make fun of the USA television and Movies for 13 years. It has always been fun for me; because they would say the USA TV was stupid, and sometimes I would, point out their country was not even smart enough to make a TV show that could be evaluated as stupid.

One Travel Problem Needs One Type of Travel Gear
There is a rather annoying idea, that there are many solutions to problems. In reality, the best solution normally surfaces and become a standard. If you look at luggage, you can see that a carry on size bag with wheels is almost the universally accepted type of luggage for travel. There is a reason; this is because for average use, this is good bag for an airplane.

Note, 95 percent of these bags are too big to fit in the airlines measuring rack, and one day the airlines are going to decide to truly enforce their own rules.

I have lived in Hotel rooms continuously for 13 years, and there are best solutions to problems. There are optimal travel tips, I often think about the "Universal Plug Adapters."

There is tons of travel gear sold that does not work longer than about one or two months, for example if I buy a kit above, and I lose one piece, what do I do?

I cook inside my Hotel Room maybe 4-5 times per week, not complicated meals, but I do cook many foods. Well, after doing this maybe 1000 times, there evolves the highest and best way to cook. There is nothing that save more money than cooking your room, and trust me after 13 years, the thrill of sitting in restaurant alone and eating is gone.

There are best solutions for travel tips, not all solutions are good, and only by traveling perpetually does one travel tip become obviously the best.

Faking a Hotel Reservation?
Want to ask a question to decide if a person is a traveler or a tourist?

Ask a person,
"How do you fake an onward plane ticket?"

I am adding, because I am becoming tired of doing so…
"How do you fake a Hotel Reservation?"

If you need to ask why, then you are a tourist. Now, many readers realize that tourists annoy me, the reason is simple, they are delusional, and they have little humility. There three things that people believe they are experts at; "Sex, Real Estate, and Travel," and the truth is nobody is an expert. The only reason I call myself an expert is to slow down the idiot comments from Tourists, it takes a lot of huevos to tell a person that has traveled for 13 years how to travel, but people want to do just that, almost daily. Then to expect me to just listen quietly is a little weird, I feel like "House."

I say Travel Expert or Professional Traveler to slow down the tourist, and get them to think.

Travelers versus Tourists

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