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Travel theft, stolen luggage, police corruption and many travel problems are minimized with situation awareness that stops target fixation.

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Jesus Christ is the greatest salesman ever, yet Napoleon Bonaparte explains the secret of his success in words I understand.

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This video shows five weapons available to you as a world traveler, weapons airport security (TSA) will allow on planes.

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There is a military web site called Stratrisks.com that will send you daily updates as to possible military, violence, and danger worldwide.

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I hope the rental car business booms worldwide, it would make the life of crime easier.

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This is planning page for a trip across NNiiggeerriia in 2013, by Andy Lee Graham. I am also the chief travel writer for HoboTraveler.com.

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This is NOT an SOS call for help, it is a Travel SOS, a Safety Optimization Strategy, how to make the best of dodgy adventure travel, and avoiding death.

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Learning about voodoo is an adventure, it is dangerous.

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Real Adventure Travelers seldom pay bribes, they can adapt, and avoid bribes, they are aware of the situations and avoid bribes.

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I go to Ivory Coast for Christmas 2012, please President Alassane Ouattara allow Ivory Coast to have a government. (Cote dIvoire)

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
- Helen Keller

Adventure Defined: The Definition of Adventure is when a person weighs the risk, and premeditatedly travels into situations whereby the person could die. The mission of this Adventure category is to explain why and how to travel as an adventurer. Defining the physical, mental, emotional, money, and intelligence needed to travel to extremely dangerous locations on the planet.

Andy Graham Adventure Traveler:
This Adventure Portal will explain Adventure Travel through real examples, with a focus on teaching situational awareness and problem solving.

"The the bottom line is this, an Adventure is when the possibility you will die exist."
- By Andy Lee Graham


Characteristics of a "Real Adventure Traveler?"

  1. One in ten people will agree to do "Adventure Travel," and "Extreme Adventure Travel" is possibly 1 in 10,000
  2. Adventure Travel trips cannot have definite beginnings and ends.
  3. Adventure Travel does not know a clear path.
  4. Adventure Travel is scary, and people sometimes panic..
  5. Extreme Adventure Travel is normally for very rich people.
  6. Adventure Travel normally approaches, deals, or travels near or though something that is out-of-control. Humans - Animals - Weather - Water
  7. Unpredictable and random events happen with Adventure Travel.
  8. Many people do not finish Adventure Travel.
  9. An Adventure Travel Tour would have a questionnaire to decide whether the person is capable and safe.

Variables that influence an Adventure Traveler

  1. Emotional Ability to handle risk, or Risk Tolerance.
  2. Financial Cost of Adventure Travel.
  3. Danger
  4. Loneliness
  5. Physical Strength Needed.
  6. Time is needed to Plan.
  7. There is time away from normal creature comforts, toilets, showers, and cooked food.
  8. Specialized Travel Gear May be needed.
  9. Situational Awarness of Traveler

Adventure Trips by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

I am Andy Lee Graham, I have traveled the world perpetually for over 14 years and visited 90 countries. I like adventure, and enjoy the challenge of the most dangerous animal on the planet. "Humans."

About Andy on National Geographic Adventurer

Present Adventure for Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Next adventure planned for 2012, I wiil fly to Lago, Nigeria and travel by land to South Africa.

Other Projected Adventure Plans: Travel by land to Liberia --  Sierra Leone -- Guinea -- Guinea Bissau -- Cape Verde - The Gambia -- Senegal  -- Mauritania --- Morocco

Wanted: Camera crew to conduct survey of uncontacted tribes near Breu, Peru and record a documentary.

Prior Adventures of Andy Lee Graham

Chasing Rhinos on Elephants

Chasing Rhinos from the Top of Elephant in Royal Chitwan National Park



Evala Right of Passage in Togo West Africa - I was filming this, the group rushed me, and fortunately a girls walked between me and them and kept standing passively. The was drinking the local brew.

Mass Grave in Iraq

Mass Grave North of Hila, or Babylon, Iraq

Iraq War 2003, two months after the heavy fighting in Iraq slowed, I went into Iraq from Silopi, Turkey, then to Dohuk, then Arbil, Sulamani, and to Baghdad, then to Basra, back to Baghdad and out, with 30 Days in country. Mass Graves

Uncontacted Tribes

Breu, Peru close to Un-Contacted Tribes on the Amazon River near Pulcalpa, Peru 

Military Coup

East Tumor Military Coup Military

Vigilantes in Cite Soleil Haiti

Vigilantes Grabbed a Thief

Cite Soleil, Haiti -
I spent two month in Haiti, then left five days prior to the Earthquake. I went to Cite Soleil, which is claimed to be one of the worst slums on the planet. Truly they are mistaken, but nonetheless I faced the turmoil of emotional decisions going there as any dangerous place. Although, with my present knowledge of the city, it is not longer an adventure destination for me.


Map of Trip

Map of Trip I made on the Rio Napo river from Coca Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru many type of boats. Rio Napo

Moyale Kenya Truck Trip

Truck Ride From Moyale to Isiolo Kenya There was an armed guard on the truck, this is the same area where Paul Theroux was stopped in the book Dark Star Safari. The danger here was truly more in making the right choices, I refused to get on a cattle truck full of steers with long horns. I would have needed to sit on top, two truly stupid Japanese boys did so because the person who arranged the rides coerced him, more or less one of them "Go f--k yourself" inner strength times in life.

Top Ten Adventures Planned by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

  1. Travel the Darien Gap from Colombia to Panama
  2. Ride Horses across the Top of Afghanistan
  3. Camel Trip in the Sahara Desert
  4. Un-Contacted Tribes in Peru and Brazil
  5. Un-Contacted Tribes in Papau New Guinea (Contact me if you know more?)
  6. Congo River Trip
  7. Nile River Trip
  8. Live with Pygmies in Uganda or Rwanda
  9. Base Camp for some Mountain Climbing Location
  10. Travel Across the "Stan Brothers" by Land - Turkmenistan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Afghanistan Pakistan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan.

Adventurers are not Stupid

  1. Adventure is not doing something dangerous to prove a point, it is about weighing the risk, then making a premeditated decision to continue.
  2. Adventure Travelers encounter challenging situations, and do not panic or become angry, which could lead to a tribal group killing you out of fear. I was on the Amazon River in a Village between Iquitos, Peru and Pucallpa, called Capitan Claviers, and the whole village rushed, and it was difficult to tell if they was angry. I finally approached the Alpha Male of the village and paid my respect.
  3. Adventurers or Adventure Travelers make decisions independent of the group, they relies on their own wits, and not on the group decisions.
  4. Anger has no place for an Extreme Adventure person, to become angry, to say things without know why you are saying them can be dangerous. I was in Arbil Iraq, a group of men came up to me and asked,
    "Are the women of Iraq beautiful?"
    If I said no, then I insult the country, if I say yes, I would be lusting after an Islamic women.
    I said,
    "I do not know, I have never talk with one close."
  5. Adventure Travelers tell the truth, in a tribal situation, where communication is complicated, the group will evaluate you by their instincts, if you lie, they will sense it, the same as travel by my instincts.
  6. Adventurers make quick instinctual judgments - A person must be able to say yes, or no, we must say we trust or do not trust a person in seconds, and risk our life on the decision.

Adventure Test - Are you up ready for Adventure?
This is a test I have devises to see if you are ready for extreme adventure., An adventure is an activity that is perceived to involve risk, dangerous or exciting experiences.

Here are things I have needed to do by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com

1. Drink water from lake or river. (Amazon River)
2. Walk into middle of road and stop a car. (Cote d'Ivoire)
3. Lie down for 10 seconds in a busy restaurant. (Borrowed from the 4-hour work week book.)
4. Sleep under tree along side the road without a tent.
5. Tell a person to F- Off, and for sure you need to be able to tell your Mother or Father, boss, etc.
6. Allow your friends or people scoop up rice from yoru plate, with their fingers and then you continue eating. (Iran, Nepal, Africa)
7. Hitchhike 500 Miles (Guatemala)
8. Enter into a taxi and turn the radio or music down, whether the taxi driver likes it or not. (I do this is many countries.)
9. Share the same cup for water with 10 people at a bus stop. (Arbil Iraq. Construction in the USA.)

Please add to this list or comment: Adventure Test

"Adventure Travelers are"
people who are in charge of their emotions, fear, and attitude can face the world as awakened person.

1. The whole groups does something dangerous, and you say no.
2. Alpha Male confrontations, where they test to see if you go wimp, direct challenges. In West Africa the often drive their motorcycles or cars right at me, or walk directly at me to try to make me give the right of way.

Adventure Defined on Wikipedia:

An adventure is an activity that is perceived to involve risk, dangerous or exciting experiences.

The term is often used to refer to activities with some potential for physical danger, such as skydiving, mountain climbing, breaking and entering, committing misdemeanors, and participating in extreme sports. However, the term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life undertakings.

Adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal, which can be interpreted as negative (e.g. fear) or positive (e.g. flow), and which can be detrimental as stated by the Yerkes-Dodson law. For some people, adventure becomes a major pursuit in and of itself. According to adventurer André Malraux, in his La Condition Humaine (1933), "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?". Similarly, Helen Keller famously stated that "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Outdoor adventurous activities are typically undertaken for the purposes of recreation or excitement: examples are adventure racing and adventure tourism. Adventurous activities can also lead to gains in knowledge, such as those undertaken by explorers and pioneers. Adventure education intentionally uses challenging experiences for learning.

Adventure Travel Destinations I have Been
BUT... I Do not Call Adventure

Kenya Africa - Masai Mara
Kathamand, Nepal - I have not gone to Everest Base Camp
Uganda near Gorillas and Pigmies
Peru - Machu Picchu
Colombia - I have not gone through the Darien Gap which would be.
List of Countries Visited by Andy Graham

"Borg Area" Adventure Subjects to Discussed
- This is an Extreme Adventure Portal, generally dealing with Adventure that involve weeks of travel and dealing with many cultures, languages and lifestyles, this page is not for day Adventure trips that everyone signs up for, that is truly not an adventure, if everyone does it, then that is entertainment, there needs to be the words,
"I would never do that."

4 Wheel Drive Adventures
Adrenaline Safari
Adventure Activities
Adventure Clubs
Adventure Gear
Adventure Guide
Adventure Holidays
Adventure Skills Courses
Adventure Tours
Adventure Training
Adventure Travel Around The World
Africa Shark Dive Safaris
African Adventures
Alaska Trek
Anger and Panic
Big Wall Climbing
Bungee Jumping
Bush Walking
Canoe Adventures
Cost of Adventure Travel
Experience Zero G
Extreme Adventure Safaris
Extreme Adventures
Extreme Expeditions
Extreme Sport Travel Insurance
Fight Terrorism
Fly A Russian Mig 29
Himalaya Adventure
Jet Boating
Mountain Boarding
Mountain Climbing
Paddle Jungle Streams
Physical Abilities needed for Adventure (Body)
Professional Adventurers
Racing Cars
Risk Tolerance
Rock Climbing
Rope Skills
Safety Management
Scuba Diving
Self-Defense Training
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Diving
Shark Diving with Great White Sharks
Situational Awareness
Survival Gear
Survival Training
Survival Skills
Tandem Skydiving
Time Needed for Adventure Travel
Train For Space
White Water Rafting

Adventurers Wanted?

Do you know a true adventure traveler? I want to add these people to this Adventure Portal, please add comment below with a link to information.

The risk of dying, the true awareness and acceptance that we are going to die is what allows a person to be grateful for living. Life is good, life is an Adventure everybody dies, but very few live.

Andy Graham