A One-Time 3 Dollar Upgrade of My Hotel Room
I go to Goa, India in less than 30-60 days to see my friend Andrew, with his new wife. He got married a year ago, so I need to meet her. Then probably to Thailand to see a friend Gai, a girl that has been my friend for over 8 years. Then, hopefully stop in Ethiopia for a month on the way back to Togo to check how dry the Teak wood is in my solar kilns.
How did that transaction come about? Was he walking around carrying a table? Door-to-door furniture salesman? Is that common?
Small, seemingly almost insignificant upgrades like this are much bigger than they appear. I did a couple upgrades like this in Panajachel, I may have thought of them on my own but didn't have to because they are basic Andy tips.
The first was when I changed rooms I took a table I liked with me, it was the perfect size and height for my laptop. The second was spending a few dollars (Q65 I think) on a base with tap for the 5 gallon water bottles I was buying. These two, one free and one cheap, conveniences made my life a little better several times every day as I got on the laptop or got a drink of water. The end result? I agree, little things like this add a star or two to a hotels rating so why wouldn't you do it?
We are all different, this is why these upgrades are super important. I was in the Crown Royal, with Jeroen in Turkey, for a free room. I need a table next to the bed, the same as this table. I turned my bucket upside down, and used, but here, I am using the bucket to make hot water, so not available. So, I was using my chair, not for 3 dollars, I have a computer table. I think of all the people on the site who carry a juicer, David T in Boquete has a coffee maker, and rice cooker. If I paid 500 per night, I would want the hotel to supply the rice cooker, or about anything I want, and this is why it really is needed, for overall comfort, to buy what I need for me, not for you. These people have wood shops, but they send these kids walking around, or sometimes people from villages come walking around in the bigger cities. I see them sitting, this man was walking them to the Saturday BIG market.
Having what you need while traveling can make your journeys and distinations SO much easier. I'd advise anyone to get a VitaMix and take it with them, it will guarantee you end up eating the healthiest possible and the easiest, in the long run, least expensive. You'll end up shelling out less money, because "if" you drink two green smoothies for breakfast and two more for lunch, I guarantee you'll be full til dinner, then eat a keto type meal, high fat/LOW carb and eat your way to better health.
Daniel Thorton, you 100 percent correct, this is why we all need special type of upgrades like this small table upgrade I gave myself.. Sorry on the name, my brain is dyslexic, strangly mixes words around, I write things awkward, but it is a gift on reasoning. We each need to do what we want, and disagree, but can we really allow others to disagree? For the firs 200 newsletter on HoboTraveler.com, before their even existed Facebook, or Blogs, or Tripadvisor, I wrote this at the bottom of all newsltters. 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. Read more: http://www.hobotraveler.com/newsletterhobo118.php
OK, I will buy Vitamix, I am 59, I need more minerals. I need a 220/110 model, one that can be used with any electricity. And, not that I can carry 22 kilos / 48 pounds, with a volume of 40-50 liters. It also needs to be packaged so it will not break when dropped by taxi driver, when he dumps my bag on curb. I want to try to make dark green vegetables taste good enough eat, or easy to slam down, without tasting. I drink a glass of tumeric in the morning, and not for fun.
Die, thanks, I will make sure I brush my teeth after I drink a glass. I do feel it helps. I am also swallowing 2-3 small garlics at night, they are supposed to be a natural antibiotic.
I have and love the vitamin. It is not for a traveler. There are many smaller and more portable devices on the market. Andy, you saw them used by fellow travelers in Europe
Because of the motor it seem it is 110 or 220 but not on the same device.