3000 Blog Post Made by Andy

3000 Blog Post Made by Andy
Atakpame, Togo West Africa
May 12, 2007 Saturday

Today, I posted my number 3000 Blog post on the Andy Travel Journal.

49 per cent of my the daily visitors to the site come from the USA. To me this is nice, it somewhat says, I may really be a citizen of the world, a Hobo without Borders.

Or homeless...

Andy in Togo Africa

Architecture Tourism of Togo

Architecture Tourism of Togo
Lome, Togo West Africa
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This is a photo I took from the back of a speeding motorcycle taxi on the way to see the Falls of Akloa or Cascade d Akloa near the city of Badou, Togo, it located directly west of Atakpame, Togo and is on the border of Ghana and Togo.

This is a photo I took in the village of Badou, Togo.

There are some small hills, maybe called mountains that create a natural border between Ghana and Togo; maybe it is called the Akwapim Togo Ranges. Badou is a border town, sort of on the top of the area and the first city on the Togo side.

I have been reading guidebooks and internet pages about Africa.

I do not like to read about places I am visiting, so I am not the best to comment here, I tend to just go look, however there seems to be many of the major topics of travel just over-looked, ignored or not recognized by all the travelers of Africa. There are some special buildings in West Africa.

I became curious, why on top of the hills, why did they build this colonial building here, why is it ignored by Togo, or tourist?

As a note or reference, the site is built around the reasons or informational topic needed while you travel. I have 150 specific topics I address or try to focus on the index of the main site, not the blog; the blog is an appendage to the site, as is the newsletter. The major site is separate, however these 150 topics are the 150 top questions or areas of interest as I define as relevant to travelers.

The blog is just an afterthought, a toy in a way.

However, to me, there is a need to have the world do a re-think on why they travel to places, there is more to do than Animals in Africa.

Here is a link to the index on Hobo of Architecture.

Here is where a person would submit information on the Architecture of interest in the country of Togo.

Architecture Tourism of Togo

Nigeria Number One

Nigeria Number One
Lome, Togo West Africa
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

At 7:06 PM Togo time, Wednesday May 30, 2007 Nigeria became the Number One country to achieve getting shut down for being bad on the website.

This page was completed disabled and stopped due to some Nigerian peoples corrupt and criminal behavior.

They were using one Embassy page to pretend to be official of the Nigerian Embassy and endorse frauds they were perpetuating against mostly the Indian and Pakistan people. They would off jobs on a different site somewhere, and then say they were legitimate companies, then the India person somehow needed to send money to Nigeria for Visa Applications and such.

Congratulations Nigeria, the first and worst of

This is a sign of success for the site, the more problems you hare having on a site, the more people on the site…. Hehehe

We are debating what the terms are called; maybe they are spoofing the India people, or Phishing. They were pretending to be something to ensnare victims.

Here is a list of the Phishiest Countries.

We will re-evaluate the page and try to decide how to help travelers, go or not go to Nigeria.

Nigeria Number One Traffic Ups and Downs Traffic Ups and Downs
Lome, Togo West Africa
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The number of Unique Visitors to has slowly gone down for the last six months. This trend has made me nervous, and at first, I thought it was a seasonal change due to Schools breaks, summer, and other factors. There are big variable and small variable, however I guess I feel there is a rhythm or feel to the site that I hope I am aware of and can anticipate.

Number of Unique Visitors:

Number of pages indexed by

I am very happy as the business of is out of recession and is again growing things are coming up.

There has been some large scale solutions applied to the site and they are working, I now see an even brighter future.

Briefly, a page that is not used become stagnant, and can break, the solution is to revive the old pages, clean the parts that are broken. Then continually add new pages faster than pages become stagnant. When pages become slow or drop in rank, or are not indexed by a site goes into recession.

I am happy, we are again growing. Traffic Ups and Downs

Flying Blind with Shame and Pride

Flying Blind with Shame and Pride
I live in the desert, I sens flash messages back to the world, and tell them of my progresses or failures. The world receives them, and I receive only one percent feedback of the quality of the missives. I am liked or carried by my writing, My unique perception of the world explained in a Jack Kerouac, absent-minded professor, lovable enough because everyone knows I am telling the truth. It would not be impossible to fake those truthful explanations in a posturing way. I really do get lost on the way to the store… then can explain how to go back to the store with pure clarity.

Bangkok, Thailand Southeast Asia
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Andy of --- Promote Hotel

I have not looked at my own web site in seven years. I do not think I have ever seen my own web pages. When I am in the USA, at my parents home, where I can do this unlimited surfing, I am at the speed of slow dialup, and Verizon stops everything tehie from happening… just a pain in butt company for webpage publishing.

I have now looked at my own internet pages after being in the desert of the outside world for seven years.

Wow, what a bunch of crap, this thing is a disaster zone!

Then, I think… I have designed the architecture, the backend, the structure of this page, that works great, even with the worst of the worst layout, extra code, just pure chaos on the outside and sometimes on the inside. The SEO or Search Engine Optimization is so good, that I got about 7000 unique visitors on the page yesterdya, and used to get from10 to 15,000 unique with the same ugly look, but perfect SEO Architecture. is changing their rules so I need to work to play by their rules, I am glad they change the rules, they make their users happy, not me.

It is amazing I make one penny, and I am making a hundred.

Now, that I am looking at my naked site, I am going to clean it while I am on this fast connection for the first time in seven years. I have been making pages 99 percent blind, I just publish them and hope they are ok, because my in the desert, in the too slow, flash send to the world published pages from some of the worst internet cafes on the planet. I did have the ability to check what I sent. I have checked now… wow… likes my site, but they have a limit of overlooking some code problems and such, they are now saying, by way of slower traffic,
- Andy, time to fix them there pages, and enter the new world of high speed MTV, get a life, talk on two cell phone web pages. -

It is a challenge, not as big as you think, really just a lot of work, but I am having fun playing the algorithm search engine change the rules on the fly game.

A web site is not about today, I must design a site that is appreciated by or the next big boy on the block 3-5 years from now.

This is the art, to predict the what the future of the interne is, I am betting my instincts, opinions and all my work that I am right, I have been winning tremendously.

Now, the fun part, I can make this new toy, and not repeat the many errors of It is amazing to myself, how much traffic I have, carried solely on a great architectural web design, this is my pride.

Nevertheless, the truth is, the King has had no clothes for years, and nobody explained clearly this to him… Your site is a mess!. Now, I have a mirror, and I can see, wow, this site is damaged goods. However, a good backend, code, behind the ugly face, sort of the soul is good, but the face is ugly. I am lucky to have a good soul.

Note, I have never been able to put the whole site in my Microsoft Front Page program because the RAM was too low in my prior or old computers. I am actually on the same page, life is too easy in these modern times with a better computer, designatd server, etc.

or maybe Contact Andy

Flying Blind with Shame and Pride

A Web Site Dream or Nightmare Aaagh

A Web Site Dream or Nightmare
Moxxxx Faaaa
Axxxxx hole
Expletive Deletives,

My site went down two times yesterday! Aaagh… I do my job, I want the world to handle it when a person does beyond what they anticipated. I am in between two worlds; I sat in back of the class and played chess with the nerds, then went to American Football practice and was a middle linebacker.

Bangkok, Thailand Southeast Asia
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Andy of --- Free Hotel Webpages
---------------------------------- is now on a designate server, and it went down two times yesterday. Something about a limit on Apache of a number, the Hosting tech wanted to raise it to 150; I said max it at 255. I want no human limits put on me, not by made by one human as to what I am capable of.....

The nightmare of a big site, lots of traffic, hosting companies do not host big sites, they plan on failure of sites, not on what they sell, unlimited traffic, unlimited this, unlimited that, blah blah blah… Please I read the ad and said, ok I pay.

I am in great fear of having explosive traffic, and my site will crash. The hosting techs just are not trained to deal with huge traffic.

I have the best problem in the world, like having the IRS knocking on my door and wanting more money because I make too much money. Too much traffic is not a problem it is an obstacle, and a great way to have a Hosting Tech hear a Big Ape Roar.

Nevertheless, in the end, I do not like the embarrassment of trying to explain all the reasons when the site is down. The explanations do not suffice, when some old guy in Florida wants to get his daily dose of world travel, I want to say, read on.

or maybe Contact Andy

A Web Site Dream or Nightmare Aaagh

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