The Scruffman in Europe

Old Jan 11th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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"I've done more serious amateur travel-writing on another site" - aren't you going to give us the link?
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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This is the Scruffman's thread!

But OK: http://www.igougo.com/profile/viewer...MemberID=30569

This stuff is getting old, I haven't had money to travel far in a long time.
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 01:13 PM
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I should have added, you will quickly notice that I am a much more genteel traveler than my son.
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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I saved the link to read as soon as I have a chance but you shouldn't make excuses for being yourself.

I'm off on a trip to (I'm not sure where? But the plane lands in frozen Atlanta!) somewhere tomorrow but I'll be back on the 18th, so if Scruffy is on the way to Paris, that will be great. I'm having a Thai dinner with other unknown internet people on the 21st (one of whom is a renowned published writer of spy thrillers), just before they leave for 6 weeks in Greece, so it would be fabulous if he was in town then.
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Haha, kerouac, if you knew me well you would know I <i>never</i> make excuses for being myself. It's just that I don't have tales of sleeping under overpasses or in former bars.

I hope he makes your dinner - that sounds like a very interesting group of people. Although I'm sure he will be the scruffiest person at the table!
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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Hello artsnletters! I can sure appreciate how you missed your Greg during the Christmas Season and can imagine how happy you were were to receive his phone call on Jan. 5th. He is sure having a lot of experiences, more than my stepson had but he had enough to turn my hair gray when I heard about them after he returned home, lol. Safe and happy travels are wished for "our scruffman" and thanks for keeping us up to date with his adventures.
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 06:46 AM
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LoveItaly, thanks for your warm thoughts.


kerouac, check your e-mail - the Scruffman is headed your way, ETA next Wednesday or Thursday!
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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Okay, will do.
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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kerouac, I received your e-mail and replied. Please let me know if you don't receive it. Thanks!
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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Add me to the list of followers! As taconictraveler said there are more people than the ones who have posted who are following the Scruffman. I saw the first thread and am so glad he is doing well. I will be looking forward to the Scruffman and kerouac in Paris!
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Old Jan 20th, 2010, 10:22 PM
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Psst! Here's some juicy gossip: Our friend kerouac will be dining with the Scruffman tomorrow evening!
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 01:09 AM
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Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Now that we have spoken on the phone, he might find some excuse to be unavailable.
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 03:56 AM
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ooooh, can't wait for the 3rd party report. : )
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 05:32 AM
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kerouac, he wouldn't dare back out. I only told him about 15 times to call you. I figure, I've been so helpful and supportive, he has to humor me every once in a while!
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 05:36 AM
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Rendezvous now confirmed. I will soon provide bank account details for those who want to subscribe to information about Scruffy's adventures in Paris.
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 10:04 AM
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So, is the Scruffster aware of his celebrity? Can he parlay it into something profitable to extend his journey?

Will kerouac keep him on the road? Stay tuned.....
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Oh, yes, Kerouac, I'll sign up for a subscription of "The excellent madcap adventures of Kerouac and Scruffman's in Paris". I can see it being made into a movie, directed by James Cameron. Sort of a cross between "Avatar" and Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London".

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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 10:25 AM
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peterboy, I did tell him he has a fan club, but I didn't tell him he has a nickname. It would be great if he could figure out a way to make some money from it NOW - I'm concerned that, with the cost of transportation, he's going to have to come home after Nepal. Even $1000 would make a big difference, given how little it's costing him to get by on land. If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to offer them!

nukesafe, I absolutely want to see that movie!

It's kind of cool to think that kerouac and the Scruffman are eating and conversing at this moment! As you all have had the vicarious pleasure of his adventure, I'll have the vicarious pleasure of a visit of a few hours with him - it is certainly months away before I'll have that opportunity again.
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 10:44 AM
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I was amused to read that Jack Kerouac began his
novel 'On the Road' in french but later wrote and
completed it in english.
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Old Jan 21st, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I've been reading the adventures of Scruffman from the start and am loving it!

With regards to earning $$$, has the Scruffman looked at www.matadortravel.com? It's a travel site geared towards the young and adventurous. I really couldn't recommend it to anyone looking for serious information but it is interesting. The articles are all submitted by random contributors and they pay $25 for each one. It's not much, but it might get the Scruffman started and connected to the travel writing community.

Are you familiar with the soultravelers3? It's a family motorhoming around Europe for the last 3 years or so. I think it started out as just an online journal but their blog has won lots of awards and I imagine some of those are cash prizes. I don't know where the Scruffman would find the time to write a blog. It sounds like his adventures keep him pretty busy!
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