Here is what some other visitors have had to say from April 1999 to March 2000...
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999
Shorty, i just used up a months subscription to bigpond reading all the Alby email. geez, i had no idea how many wageslaves like myself, would kill to throw everyday responsibility out the window, and do an alby. we all have this thing called choice that holds us back. its a big and exciting world out there and theres nothing stopping us except societies expectations of leading a normal life. one off these days i will muster the courage to say 'ah stuff it ' just like alby did in the late 70's , and go on a massive adventure. i think though i would prefer to copy the style of rob sitch and tom 'whatshisname' from that excellent travel show 'a river somewhere'. roland would approve of that anyway, congrats on an excellent tribute to alby i only wish i made the choice to attend 'cool dudes trip#2'
[Kev's jealousy was well-directed this time... he should have joined us! Remind me someone one day to write about the best Buck's Party night that Rob and I have had the pleasure to organise - on the behalf of our mate Kev. Oh that's right, I have now... go to the "House of Alby" page and see for yourself!]
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999
From: DIOTLA@webtv.net (JUSTIN GOHAGAN)
Hi. My name is Justin. I am sixteen from missouri. I really don't think this will reach you but you are my hero. I don't think I could ever dream of doing half the things you did. Well I guess I have wasted enough of your time. See ya later...alligator. (sorry could'nt resist)
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999
From: "David Grzebien" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alby I watch your shows over and over again.I wish I could follow you on all your trips.While your traveling I see all sorts of arts & crafts that would sell in the USA. Maybe we could do some business together. I could set up a store or web site to sell all the crafts that you come across on your trips. I've seen all sorts of nice stuff like rugs,pottery,carvings. It's just an thought!! You have a great show Ive seen all of then 5 or 6 times. HAPPY TRAILS !!
Thanks Alby for entertaining me and my family. We just started receiving the T.C. about a year ago and didn't become rabid fans until about October of 1998. I have but two questions for you. How long has it been since you did your last "Adventure Bound" ? and From what year to what year did you explore for the "A.B." series ? Again... Thanx from Kansas. We consider you a friend. Troy, LaDena, Tabitha and Tamara
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999
Alby is the best, but what do you watch after Adventure Bound's last credits roll? Well, satellite viewers can do as I do, I watch Lonely Planet, especially the ones hosted b Ian Wright, and on a good day, you can turn over to the Animal Planet channel and catch The Crocodile Hunter. For pure gonzo entertainment this guy can't b beat. Great web page guys. I've just completed taping the entire AB series and am recommending it to all my "mates." Keep us informed of Alby's continuing adventures and let us know when new shows will air. Regards, Eddy
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999
From: Bob Carver <email@example.com>
Great site, guys, good job. Alby is a real icon for freedom. Hope you can find that Telstra website you mentioned.
Thought you'd like to know that if you go to:
(Australia's Cultural Network), and click on the "Film and Video" link, you get a long list of websites, but (guess what), yours is at the top! Right above "Alby Mangels World Safari Trading Post" and "Ausfilms". -- Bob
The War on Drugs is just a small part of the War on the United States Constitution [Say what, Bob??]
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999
From: jordan <JORDANJ2@PRODIGY.NET>
Hey Finally found the site yeah!!! no Alby sightings but I'm a fan and all of Wilson College in PA in the States loves Alby Mangels.
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999
From: jordan <JORDANJ2@PRODIGY.NET>
HI Guys I just discovered your web site! How egocentric of me to think that I was the only one in the US who was an Alby fan. Hey everyone in the States lets get together have a Safari Alby party make a video and get him over here. Shortbread and Company are invited of course. I am totally serious about this. I am in Virginia but I am from California so what do you say you all lets have an adventure. By dog Maximus (Max) is inviting all K-9 too! E-mail me back and lets set a date.
Thanks for the site guys- you should register with more search engines cause I had to get this site from the Discovery Channel.
Hope to see everyone at the US Alby party
[Who's offering to pay for our airfares?]
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999
From: jordan <JORDANJ2@PRODIGY.NET>
One more thing.... while Alby helps me escape reality and the tedium of my life- I think that if we are all truly fans and want to show our appreciation of his work and humor than we should (especially us in states) should unite and do something for the mountain gorillas. What do you say all you adventurers out there- lets make it a national cause I realize that the timing might not be right especially with Clinton and Kosovo- but lets put something back.
Excuse the lack of punctuation its late and I've been at the computer far too long.
Hope to hear some feed back
Jordan & Max
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999
From: Andrew Perron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hey we're in Mass. USA, and we to like The adventures of Alby Mangels, We would like to be part of any mailing lists that you have --Thanks Myles Greenway email@example.com
[Sorry - this is a two-bit operation. We don't actually have a mailing list, so you just have to check the site every few weeks!]
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999
i am an american living in michigan. my buddies and i are serious travellers. i found his show about 5 months ago, i even started taping the episodes. alby has inspired us all here in michigan. i think he's great, and he's even shocked us with his crazy situations. that episode with paco ( i think it was ) in s. america with the jeep and the mud, we laughed our butts off. that had to be the absolute hardest thing to deal with, besides dying of coarse. thanks to alby and his compadres. keep it up! i'll see ya guys in some remote country! put me on the mailing list if there is one
[Not you too!]
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999
after reading most of the recent mail, i had to respond again. i read somewhere on the site that perhaps most americans haven't heard of alby....and appearently most of the mail is from americans. and the travel channel, i would think, is worldwide. it's amazing to find such a site. as other readers may find, it is reassuring to know that there are plenty of people out there who share the same sense of adventure. i do have a few questions though for whoever adds the responses in italics at the end of our remarks [Hey, that's me!]....whatever happened to alby's 2 favorite camels after the camels split and he went searching for them? also, how long have these episodes been aired in the u.s.? [Anyone care to respond to Chris?] i just found them in the fall of 98, and appearently he's had the show for many years. i've grown up on nature shows such as national geographic and public television. my grandmother introduced me to them when i was very young. it has been in my blood ever since. i must say, my grandmother would have appriciated alby's journeys very much. thanks again guys! and on behalf of all other travel crazy americans......as you were alby, as you were
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999
i feel kind of bad now...alby's michelle was always adored by us in michigan....but, i saw a show where he sat down poolside with michelle and her mother...her mother wasn't o.k. with the trip......little did they know about the major accident to come....thats life i guess chris michigan
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999
I've got to tell you that I feel really silly. Ijust started watching Adventure Bound about two months ago and I thoght I discovered Alby Mangels ! Iv'e spent the last half hour reading all the e-mails from all the people that are also hooked on watching adventure bound and I am truly amazed. Why are we all drawn to this man. Are we all having a close encounter of the third kind of experince or what? All I know is that I think its very cool that so many people love adventure bound ! Thank you very much for your web site and continue to keep us informed on any Alby sightings.
Sergio - San Antonio, Texas (USA)
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999
I think your site is totally bitchen. You guys have the best site by far. I check it every month or so for new news. DEITER630 (another Alby site) is a penpal of mine. Let me know the next time you guys go looking for Alby. I'll just have to drop everything and join you. Alby is a mentor and hero for me. Want to talk more about him? Write me. Leah
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999
Dear Mr. Calder, I recently saw some of Alby Mangel's television documentaries, which are currently broadcast on cable TV in the United States. Your website notes that Alby proposed to Michelle (more than 10 years ago?) What happened? My guess is that she turned him down so that she could attend law school in South Africa. Thank you in advance for your information.
Sincerely yours, Anne
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999
From: Libby/Jeffrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello Gang, First of all, Thanks for the web site. I have recently become a fan of Alby and now look forward to the next episode. Before I go to sleep each night, the last thing I say to my fiancee is "I'm Adventure Bound" with that Alby accent. I also get a goofy look from her just for doing that. Now, to the main subject of this web site. Hats off to the man, Alby Mangels. We all dream the dream, of leaving home and seeing the world. But he took the next step in adventure. Alby followed that dream and now lives it. He was also good enough to take us along with him. We wait patiently for the next episode to air so that our mind can run wild with adventure. Hold on as we ride the couch through the deserts of Australia, float croc infested rivers in Africa and sail the high seas of the world with our friend Alby. We salute you!!
Never travel an easy road, for there is a world to be explored.
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999
From: "websters" <email@example.com>
Hey guys.... This is my second post. (I have a new E-mail address now) I just want to go on the record to say that these other guys who have travel shows from Australia are panzies compared to Alby Mangels. Their shows seem to be nothing but tourism ads. I'll be nice and not mention names, but the other guys initials are "Troy Dan". Alby shows true sincerity in his show, he doesn't wear makeup, and he doesn't mind getting dirty. My message to Troy Dan if you ever look here.... YOU SUCK! Keep up the great work Rob and Shortbread. Alby rocks! P.S. If you have to edit the you suck part, I'll understand. P.S.S. To Rob and Shortbread... If you don't know who Troy Dan is, let me know and I'll mail you a tape of his ridiculous show so you can see what I'm talking about. See ya for now... Larry.. Florida
[We of course neither confirm nor deny that Troy sucks.]
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999
Dear Shortbread and Rob, What mystic force drives me? Why must I watch
every episode, read every update, check every "sighting". I'm driven to
find Alby as was Ahab to who sought Moby Dick. Now he's in the South Pacific?
Maybe he will become another Cargo Cult being like the mysterious John
Frum...who knows...We'll find him, we'll find him. Great job fellows. Keep
at it, we'll find him. The House of Alby is built brick by brick...(Alby
was a bricklayer, remember?)
Regards, John (Alabama, USA)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999
[So, you were wondering, as we were, who is John Frum? John from Alabama was glad you asked...]
Dear Shortbread, On the island of Tanna, in Vanuatu in the South Pacific,
there is a strange confusion of Christianity and local animistic religions
that arose in the l940's (that's the nineteen-40's!). It seems that during
the Second World War an American pilot unloaded supplies here. Unable to
deliver them where they were supposed to go, he gave them away. The native
Tannese were taken with this godlike abundance and proceeded to worship
this man John (from) America. Several years later an American medical corps
officer, wearing a Red Cross, comes into the picture. They believed that
he was somehow connected to John Frum and took the little red cross as
his symbol. To this day, several villages have a red cross surrounded by
a picket fence as testimony to their worship of "frum's" symbol. Local
"Prophets" of this cult predict his Second Coming, and tin-cans strung
from wires, symbolizing radio stations, are built to allow Frum to speak
to his people when he returns. There has been lots of controversy, apparently,
over this cult, leading to arrests and even conflict, depending on who
is declaring what. I've distilled this from a great guide book called The
South Pacific Handbook, published here in the US by Moon Publications.
It is written by David Stanley. Americans know about this strange cult
because it has been publicized on several travel channels. I first heard
about the general concept of "cargo cults" several years ago. Cargo cults,
to use Stanley's definition, represent " A Melanesian religious movement
which promises salvation through the return of ancestors who will bring
European introduced goods (cargo) to their dependents". I heard this from
my friend who was a US Peace Corpsman in Fiji. It must have arisen with
the introduction to the islands of tons of supplies with American forces
during the war. It apparently took hold in various ways throughout the
South Pacific, and the John Frum story is only one element of this belief
system. There was even a show on recently about Papua New Guineans who
built a grass replica of a l930's vintage airplane on a remote grassy field.
When asked what it was, they said it was a model of the wonderful vehicle
that brought a god to them years and years ago. I'm really glad to have
"made your acquaintance", Shortbread, even if only on the airwaves. I've
never been to your part of the world, having spent my life either here
in America or in Europe. Who knows, though...the world isn't that big anymore.
Regards, John (from) Alabama.
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999
Your weenies need to get a life! Odd Alby is the wierdest thing to appear on TV since it's inception. His shows are crappy, amateurish and shallow. What is with his faggy shorts and his obsession with underage females? Next time you see him tell him he needs to wear a shirt to cover his flab.
Aloha Gents! Phil Soto And Stacy Austin coming at you from sunny California & the Big Island Of Hawaii. Have been trying to contact Alby for awhile we lost track of him and his address. We surveyed the peninsula with him inorder to gain attn. at Australasian Wildlife Conference in Currumbin back in 1991. I bet you didn't know this was the first time in history that the Austalian Fish & Wildlife Dept. and the International AAZPA had gathered to speak on the conservation problems facing the world. Alby Stacy and Myself made a plea to protect the Calca and its flora and fauna. We made a 10 min. video with Alby regarding tha peninsula. Please pass this info along next time you see the Man. We are currently working on a project on the Island of Hawaii to help save Hawaiian Ancestrial Lands. Mahalo & A Hui Ho Phil & Stacy
Date: Fri, 07 May 1999
From: Rachel Harnett <"RachelGino"@AOL.com>
Oh, to travel with Alby, I'd be his next travelling companion in a second!
What a babe
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999
G'day guys, Great web site! About me: My name is Emily, I'm 22, live in Oregon, love to travel, worked for various outdoor adventure companies (outward bound, rustic pathways etc.) And I am a photographer and looking for work on an expedition or adventure. (If any need should arise...)
This here is my Alby Mangels story: I was guiding in Fiji for a few months when I was just 20. Once there I decided that since I was so close to Australia that I would go over there instead of home (USA) and travel around. As I was sitting on the plane from Fiji to Brisbane in August of 1997 when I met this odd fellow with blonde hair sitting next to me who was trying to start up a conversation. I was so tierd and sunburned from surfing all day that I didn't make much effort to talk with him but was polite enouph that he gave me his home phone number in Adelaide and told me that if I ever needed anything or wanted someone to show me around to just give him a call. I ended up living in Oz for several months and never thought to take him up on his offer. Well, two years later (this year) in 1999 I happened to be watching the Travel channel and I saw this really great show come on. I was excited about it and instantlly struck by his face. Then when they showed his name I froze for about 5 minutes in a very deep concentration. "was this the same man?". I then dashed to my room to and rummaged through all my old "ozzy stuff" (I'm very organised like that) I flipped through the pages of numbers AND THERE HE WAS! ALBY MANGELS!! Just to make sure I instantlly called him up. A man picked up the phone. I asked for Alby Mangels "this is him" WoW! From there I went about trying to explain myself and with a short call that was it. Can you believe I missed such a great oppertunity?! Since then I have seen dozens of episodes of Adventure Bound and am a full fledged fan.
I am returning to Australia in November of 1999 in hopes of finally taking him up on his offer and experienceing an Alby adventure first hand. Question: Did he ever take you guys out to dinner? and Could I possibly get his e-mail address? I am also interested if you know of any upcoming exeditions in need of an extra mate with a camera. Please keep me updated on any neat info. Thanks. Sincerely, Emily A. S. firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999
From: Lawlors <email@example.com>
I'm Nic from Melbourne. I'm 20yo and have been a big fan since Adventure Bound was shown on Our World on Sunday night about 13 years ago. In my collection I've got his original book, all World Safaris, including an original first edition of #2 where Alby introduces the film. I've also got a Johnny Clegg CD with 'Great Heart' on it (WS3), and am looking out for a Jeep Cherokee Chief, 1981 model, to buy. But the find of a lifetime happend just this past Saturday when I bought, for 25c, the original World Safari 2 Soundtrack on vinyl !! I never knew it was ever made!
Will we ever see Alby do the Hokey Pokey again ???
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999
From: Taylor Mack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
After being an Alby Mangels fan for over a year (Travel Channel in US) I finally found your web site. You guys obviously enjoy the quirky nature of his films as much as I do. The one that really got me hooked was when he bought Beau and Matilda, the camels, and then took them home tied to that beat-up Dodge truck with the pony in the back. And when he got back to his camper, some jerk had pushed it over the cliff. And then tonight Alby and Michelle were in the hot air ballon landing in the middle of the rhinoceros herd. Quite typically Alby has to see how close he can get, and then Michelle becomes afraid, runs away, and in the next scene she's up a tree! How did/does Alby get these babes to be filmed in any and all circumstances? A few nights before I was mesmerized by his attempting to drive through the mud in the Amazon. Alby has driven worse cars than even I have owned! My research takes me to Honduras and Guatemala, and twice I have traveled to Central America by bus from the US, and I still have yet to come up with adventures like Alby's. I also can't help but think, what's the camera man doing all this time? In all sorts of scenes you think "if I were in such a situation, I hope the camera man would drop the silly thing and help me!", but the film keeps rolling. By the way, does anybody know whatever happened to Michelle? And now I'm thinking about how proud Alby was when he got back to camp with the helicopter to search for the lost camels, and found that Rick had female company! Reading the web site and e-mails are so fun, with people relating their favorite Alby stories. If someone sat down and wrote this as a story, everybody would say "come on, nobody can do all that". But Alby went and did it. If Alby wants to do a Central America trip, I'll take my chances with the jinx and offer to go along. Hey guys, thanks for the great web site, and Alby, if you read this, thanks for the shows.
Date: Sat, 15 May 1999
From: Susan Otteson <email@example.com>
Mention is often made of Alby's shorts, more specifically the shortness of his shorts. I couldn't help but cringe at a recent letter posted (thankfully one of only a few derogatory ones) referring to Alby's "faggy" shorts. I seriously doubt that the writer will look anywhere near as good as Alby when he is 50. I can understand people writing in about someone they admire. One can only wonder, however, about those who watch a show they dislike, look up a website on someone they despise, and take the time to let everyone know how much they hate them!
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Manke)
watch all shows,even reruns, i must be hooked. looking forward to south seas stories...best of luck
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999
From: email@example.com (Chris Thiessen)
Hello, My name is Chris Thiessen, Im 16 and live in Georgia in the United States. Id like to say I really enjoy your site and Im very glad there are others out there who admire Alby like I do. Alby Mangels has certainly impacted me. Hes brought the world to my t.v. screen. Now Ive decided to see it all for myself. Im going to start working and continue working through high school for money. With the money Im starting off for myself.Im starting in Miami Florida, and sailing to Freeport on The Grand Bahama island. From there I want to visit much of the rest of the Bahamas. If things are going good I want to then follow the Carribean island chain all the way down to South America. Im very serious about this. I think about it constintly. Im most certainly ging through with this no matter how tough it is. Im not going to let anything stand in the way of this dream.
Can you please help me with some advice on a few things? Now I was wondering how alby gets all his equipment and boats and other materials? How has he come about having a show? Anyone else ot there who may read this can email me with questions or any advice or just wants to right feel free I will be happy to answer back. Thanks a million, cheers, Chris Thiessen
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999
Hi Enjoy your web site. My wife and I are great fans of Alby.We watch his shows every evening at 7 PM five days a week . We are waiting for any new ones.
Lou from Michigan
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999
I saw the entire travel Channel presentation today, (and taped it), and all I can say is, Fantastic! The new Adventure Bound episodes filled in a lot of holes and explained a lot. I wonder why they weren't in the original run of episodes? WS1, for all it's amateur qualities and dated look, was completely compelling. I could not move from the spot. It's not often that a t.v. show can make me spend a perfect southern California day inside glued to the set, but, Alby, you did it! Totally enjoyable!!
[Eddy is referring to a presentation of 4 A.B episodes in one afternoon on the T.C. (USA) including WSI which had never been run before, I don't think]
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999
From: "Kris Engvall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hey!! Your Alby Site has made great strides. I love the search for Alby comments. I found a link that shows "Space" in more detail. Check it out at http://www.southerntrades.com/multihull_sales.html Its great to see that Alby is now somewhat "online". I saw the original "World Safari" today on The Travel Channel. Are Alby's videos on his site PAL or NTSC? Just wondering. Keep up the great work. Kris Engvall Olympia, WA. USA [Answer = both]
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999
From: "Kris Engvall" <email@example.com>
Hope you had a great Foundation Day. Here is a link that has a lot more information on Alby's new 43 foot Cat. http://www.perrycatamarans.com.au/fr_index.htm Great pictures of the interior & exterior. Alby's not roughing it this time out. I guess a guy needs comfort as he gets older. Now if he would only get hooked up again with Michelle. Oh well, she's probably as stubborn as he is. G'day. Kris Engvall
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999
From: Greg Richard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My name is Greg Richard from Arizona, USA. Just wanted to say what a great site, dedicated to a true adventurer! And they're few and far between where I'm from. Hope all is well in Australia!
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999
From: Daniel Posegate <email@example.com>
I haven't seen Alby, but would ike to take the time to say thanks for puttin gup the site giving the world a chance to see that one doesn't need to have trust fund to see the world. I hope all is well with Alby, and that the pacific tour will be rescheduled. DAN
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999
i was going thru the channels one day and i saw alby on one of his adventures and i watched and i was amazed and i really like watching him i think it is a great show it makes me want to getup and go on a "world safari" he is one of my heros and i am thinking of remakeing my website in honor to him... [and later]
i am from america and i am glad alby is out there
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999
From: Phairot Sathongyot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
nice website there about alby mangels. what happened exactly about sam's death?
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 1999
From: TWS <email@example.com>
if ya hear from alby pls pass this along to him...and check it out yourself...i think you might like the photo...taken at halls creek (circa 1993) and enhanced with photoshop...yep...its a hammock on an anthill...my 'SuperiorSwag'...iam not your ordinary Septic...
good on ya mate...
we need to talk...
and for some text...
vty, marc_forrest a feral son of oregon...
tws - there's no reverse in this gear box mate...
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999
From: "GFahey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hey Guys, Love the site. Anything to do with Alby is alright by me. Here I am in Maine, USA and never miss 'Adventure Bound' with Alby every night! I suppose we all pull for Alby 'cause we all want to BE Alby so much right? I do anyway! I now drive the wife and kids crazy just driving around on a drive by 'narrating' the drive in my best Alby Mangels' impression. I'll say as we are driving " We didn't know what to expect around the next corner but, you know what? We didn't care. We just wanted to find out exactly what kind of clothes the natives wear around here in this part of the world." I mean, I can't go on a World Safari at this point in life but, I CAN dream right? Alby makes us all wonder "what if..."all to well. What if we didn't get married and have kids? What if we actually did just "take off" one day and never come back? I'd never wish that I never met my wife and had my kids now but, I CAN dream about it can't I? Alby may even wonder "what if I had a wife and kids and...........nah!" Where next Alby? Live the dream for us a little longer OK? Greg Fahey email@example.com
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999
I'm Kimber from Houston, TX. I've just happened across Alby's "Adventure Bound" on the Travel Channel, and am completely caught up in it! Ü
Does Alby still have a "thing" for Michele, and has anyone kept up with her to see if she's married, etc? Just being nosey, but I sure do like this handsome Aussie!!! =o) Don't worry, I'm not heading out on a roundup, my Husband wouldn't like that. BUT, he doesn't seem to mind that I stay up every night until 2 A.M. to see AB!
Thanks! Kimber Sparks/Emerine
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999
From: "Matthew de Moiser" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just wanted to congratulate you on an absolutely sensational web site. When I first visited the site I was skeptical that you could do justice to the big man of the doco. In fact, you had me wetting myself. I immediately alerted all my friends about the site. We're all avid Alby fans. Before I left oz we used to have Alby film nights where we would watch all three world safaris in a single session. The trilogy we used to call it. The great thing about the World Safaris is that it's like watching Spinal Tap the movie. No matter how many times you've seen it, you always discover something new. For example, in one scene, Alby and his mate find a "disused" row boat on a beach. Its a stormy day but they decide to head out through the surf to do a spot of fishing. The camera man is still on the beach filming the procedings. If you turn the volume up during this scene you can just hear Alby talking above the crash of the waves. They catch a big fish and haul it into the boat:
Alby: Hit it with the oar.
His mate obliges and starts belting the fish, but with the blunt end of the oar.
Alby: Not that end, not that end
They end up punching a hole through the bottom of the boat and have to swim back to shore, still with fish in hand. The curse of Alby lives on.
I was reading your in search of Alby section. When I was in Airlie beach in January 98 i went on a cruise around the whitsunday's. I asked our crusty captain if he'd seen or heard of Alby. Apparently, Alby was in the area only 3 months earlier.
I have a dream of one day catching up wiht Alby and sharing a beer with him. Keep up the good work.
Matthew de Moiser
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999
From: Susan Otteson <email@example.com>
I am the only one who thinks the title on the Telstra site was rather amusing if not prophetic?:
Alby Mangles South Pacific Safari
["Oh Susan, don't you cry for me"... I'll cry for you instead - you're a shocker!]
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999
From: Bernie Larrivee <UncleB@brainiac.com>
Y'know Alby, you just induce these flashbacks of when I was a youngster. I hitched across Canada when I was twenty (1973). Did it again with my then wife-to-be Lynn in '75 when we also hitched down the West coast of the USA and eventually back to Providence, RI (That's New England USA for the info of those as far away as Australia) Same kind of things would happen. I could tell you the story of nearly freezing to death by the side of the road in Virginia on Thanksgiving Day '76. Or the two farmboys in North Carolina who picked us up thinking we were Charlie Manson and Squeaky Fromme! I'm sure the stories are few by comparison. But certainly the same flavour as the ones you tell every night on TV. And you're still doing it. God bless ya Alby! And color me totally green with envy! BTW, It was a real shame to see what happened to that Jeep in Brazil. I've got one just like it that I built from parts, right from the frame up. It was painful to watch. And now my wife Lynn is hooked on the show. I finally got her weaned away from Xena! (It's on at the same time you are) And I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, but let me know if you need a real good mechanic. I've got a bit of experience with Jeeps. And I have the opposite curse! I tend to be a lucky guy. Maybe we'd cancel each other out! Anyway, carry on as they say. Lynn and I with you in spirit at least. B.
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999
From: "Benjamin Feldman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My name is Dusty Bergsman and I live in Tempe, Arizona. I recently graduated college and have entered the business world. Adventure Bound kept me sane for the two months I was looking for a job after graduation. Almost all of my friends now watch Adventure Bound on the Travel Channel. We are all impressed with Alby's love of life, travel and women. However, I am especially impressed with Alby's program. I would like him to know what a great job he has done with his story and that I truly admire him. I would be really interested in a second printing of his book and would encourage him to write more because the topic is so very interesting. Thanks for listening and great job with the Website guys! Sincerely, Dusty Bergsman
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999
Everything about Alby, his attitude, his love of nature, the naturalness of his life, speaks eloquently of a European attitude. My ex-boyfriend was born and raised in Denmark, and there seems to be very little difference between he and Alby. Running around in underwear or "faggy" shorts is no big deal to them. To them, the human body has a beauty all its own in a natural, non-sexual way. As Americans, we choose to make what is natural to them something sexual or sordid to us. If we allow him, Alby can teach us a lot about being one with, and respecting, nature and the role it plays in our daily lives. My life was greatly touched by my Great Dane and as a result I have developed and changed into a more understanding, less restrictive person. Because I am so far from the ideal of a perfect woman, I find myself attracted to European men. They will accept you as you are, not for what someone thinks you should be. Alby Mangels sets a good example. Would I be an Alby Chick if the opportunity presented itself? You bet I would!!!!!
Diana Abshire, Texas
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 1999
From: "DORSEY&LILIA ROBERTS" <email@example.com>
Aloha, I wish Alby was here in Hawaii. He is fantastic!! I can't believe some idiot put him down on your site. As far as I'm concerned those shorts look just fine. Alby's got a great body. I should know, I live on a U.S.Marine Corps Base here in Hawaii, Alby would fit right in. My husband is very impressed with him too. He's the 1st Sgt. of Marines 4th Force Recon. He watches the shows with me when he can and enjoys watching Alby set out on new adventures. I think Alby comes across as being both intelligent, and funny. Most of all he's the kind of person anyone would be proud to call a friend. I hope your reading this Alby! You have one of the best shows on T.V. and I tell everyone I know to watch your show. So far all my family & friends agree. Your the best! Mahalo, Lilia Roberts
Subject: alby we love to watch you on adventure bound,here in the u.
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (missy lesher)
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999
From: "Daniel F. Weatherspoon" <email@example.com>
Hi Guys, I love to watch "Adventure Bound". I was really touched by the episode where Alby saves the little colts life by treating the ulcer. The perspective he shared about how his "problems" in life compared to the little colts reset the "bad day" I thought I was having. Keep up the good work, Dan
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999
From: A N <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello everyone! My name is Anthon Novikov, I'm 21 and writing from upstate New York, USA. First of all I'd like to say, damn good site guys - keep up the good work! I never knew there were this many people that shared in Alby's dream along with me! Too bad The Travel Channel doesn't show more of his newer stuff, maybe soon?! Anyway, I would like to say a few words to Alby himself, even if he never reads this - here goes: Alby, you have changed my life! You may just be another guy, with a dream that many may have had before you, but with one major difference - you followed that dream, created your life from that dream and, in the process, have inspired a whole lot of other people to follow their own! This may sound kind of corny, but before I started watching your show I really did not have any goals in my life. I did poorly in school and basically just vegged-out - life seemed so complicated and boring to me - I did not understand how so many people could let themselves become just another number - mortgage payment, income taxes, two kids, a wife, a house in a suburban housing developement, a four door gray sedan - that kind of thing. And because of the thought that i'd probably end up in the same position, all chained up to everyday life, unable to go anywhere - I just did not want to do anything at all! But now, because of you, I have realized that I can't just sit around here dreaming, that I have the power to manifest my dreams and create my life just like you did! That is why I have decided to save my money and dedicate all my funds and power to two goals - first to start my own world safari, maybe even film it - who knows?! And second, to help you as much as I possibly can to save those endanged gorrillas. I may not have much now, but I will make sure that whatever I do not use to fund my travels, I will use to help you in this effort. Like you, I do not believe in great material wealth and am perplexed by those who sit in their offices and try to make as much money as possible without having anything more worthwhile to spend it on, but their own personal enjoyment. I understand your fellings on the subject of man's destruction of nature and sometimes can't even help myself from crying when I see what is going on in the world today. As human beings we need to realize that we need to live in harmony with nature, taking only what is neccesary or we will ultimately destroy our beautyfull world, as well as ourselves. Alby, you have changed me forever and I will be ever gratefull for this - I hope you will help as many people as possible realize their dreams and I hope that someday, maybe I could help at least someone realize theirs! I wish you all the fortune in the world on your travels and efforts - maybe someday I will run into you in my travels, or even better yet have the pleasure of traveling with you and hearing some of your many stories firsthand! Maybe since I have a wierd name, like you, I have more of a chance - hehe, well it was worth a try anyway! Anyway, till then, farewell and good luck! - - By the way, to anyone else reading this who is interested in joining me on my planned travels, drop me a line by email and maybe we can think of some way to go about it - I was thinking maybe a small group of 2-5 people, who are dedicated to risk it all, probably traveling by way of motorbike to begin with, I'm to purchase a new kawasaki dual-sport soon, maybe around the U.S. at first, roughing it camping around in tents, then through central america, namely Costa Rica to see if we could do some eco-volunteer work for a while and then... who knows? We will see when the time comes! If you really want to do this, then drop me a line and we can make our dreams come true, just like Alby did it! Thanks to all for hearing me out and letting me say my piece! - Anthon Novikov
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999
From: "jeremy summers" <Milspecprod@worldnet.att.net>
Hey Guys, yours is my favorite site to visit and thanks for keeping
it updated with current info. If possible, please answer a couple of quick
questions for me.
1) Is there anywhere to find info on the progress (or possible lack thereof) of Alby's latest South Pacific journey? Where can I find it? Help me Obi Wan your my only hope!!
2) Did Alby ever make good on the dinner he promised you? How was it? just wondering
Subject: THE BOOK
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999
From: Paul & Christina Yoo <email@example.com>
I wanted the World Safari book so badly that I spent MONTHS searching Australian webpages and book stores over the internet, hoping that I could find an old copy for sale. Most did not have it----some never heard of i----others treated it like gold and expected us to pay well over $100 for it (which I actually considered at one point in desperation), but I FINALLY found a book store in Kent Town, Adelaide South Australia that actually had one and sold it to me for what I thought was DIRT cheap ($24.00 US dollars---that included postage!!)! The book was in very good condition, with the dust cover. Ya' gotta love this internet!
Needless to say, I feel as though I've won the lottery!! My husband and I treasure the book as though it's priceless, because to us, it is priceless!! This internet is wonderful! I will probably never make it to Australia, but I've purchased a book from a local book store as though it were around the corner! We are big fans of Mr. Mangels, especially because of his conservationist nature, and his compassion for the animals of this world.
Thanks for listening (reading). I just wanted to share my excitement about getting this GREAT book. Most of our friends don't understand how or why one man and his crazy adventures could mean so much to us, but I'm pretty sure you understand ;o). It's an Alby thing!
Have a wonderful day!
Mr. and Mrs. Christina Yoo Wellington, Ohio, USA
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999
I'm the real Alby.. At least since 1986!!! I'm not sure who you are in Australia but we seem to have the same name.. :) Funny!!! Ohh well, maybe if I venture to Australia I'll look you up.
PS: My Virginia License Plates Read "Alby"
-- Alby Charles Williams, Jr Internet Systems Engineer - (West Coast & International) UUNET (An MCI WorldCom Company) Mail: alby@UU.NET Phone: (703) 206-5846 FAX: (703) 645-3575
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999
From: Rob Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I just wanted to say I just discovered your web site & let me say..WOW-WE. I love it & I love Alby. Can't say I have a sighting to tell you about but if I ever get the privilege, you guys will be the 1st to know. You don't think you could pass his e-mail address on to me do ya?????? I have traveled alone throughout Africa for almost a year & I always hoped I would cross his path but who knows, I am not giving up hope. Keep up the great work with this site. Rock on, BrandyePerkins@hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999
From: "Milton Reuck" <MiltonR@clackamas.cc.or.us>
What's this I hear about some border shootout and Alby bitin' a bullet an taking the big dirt nap? True False circle one.
Milton Reuck HelpDesk Technician Information Technology Services 657-6958 x2800 E-mail : MiltonR@clackamas.cc.or.us
[You're telling the story, Milt!]
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999
Please get this to Alby! Thanks and the page is a hoot!! Thanks for all your time and hard work you put into it. Dear Alby: my mother and I watch adventure bound EVERY night and tonight (about 15 minutes ago) we saw the show where Sam died. We really were both brought to tears!!. We wanted to tell You Alby that we thought he was a wonderful dog and we will miss seeing him. Be careful out there....and if you are ever in Las Vegas let us know Robin Ficklin Joann Orchow
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999
How can I contact Alby? I am a photographer and adventurer and would like to make his aquaintance, and to shot his portrait. Is that a possibility? If you have information let me know. Thanx Peter Hunken
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999
From: "Conrad, Jennifer D." <CONRADJ3@RJRT.com>
Hi Shortbread! I was just writing to you (from America) to say that you have a great website here about Alby! I am not personally an Alby fan, but I guess you could say I am indirectly. Everyday from 7-8 pm, no one in my house is allowed to touch the television while my mother is watching Alby. She asked me yesterday to look him up on the internet so she could see what he is up to. And thank goodness for your page, or I would have had nothing to report to her! Anyway, you have a beautiful family! "Bubby" is so cute, and congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of Jaeden, that is a beautiful name. Is it pronounced "Jay - den" [Close enough!]? Just wondering. Anyway, good luck in everything! Peace, Jennifer
Subject: FANTASTIC!!!!!!! SIMPLY FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999
My name is Kevin Wheland and i am writing from new york city!.... i justed wanted to drop a line to everyone involved with making the website for alby.......... to say it made my day!!! i read every word!!!!! thanks sooo much for taking the time to make such a great web-page...
i have to admit... my fever for this adventure bound show has just started.. .but boy oh boy does it have me in its grips!!!!!... and i just think that alby has to be the coolest guy ever.. or as you say... a true legend!!... he really is....
i get to sit in my living room and just escape to the craziest places... and finding your website has been a great escape as well.... i found your website at work... while my boss was out.... so i got to pass a day at work,, where i sit a cube.... reading about the great alby mangels adventures.... thanks again for the all the info through website... i also enjoyed all the info on you and your families.... i liked the music bit... as that is what i do.... i am in a rock band called the wrens... we are just finishing a record for mca records... i wish i could of listened to your music bits.. but i don't have speakers with this computer at work......... anyway......
thanks again.... and i hope your lives are filled with adventures....
best regards, Kevin.........
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999
From: hubert stiegler <email@example.com>
thank you, you the greatest ! we see the worldsafari every day on discovery channel.
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999
Just a short note of thanks to all who have made the Web Page, and to Alby for the adventure.
Keep up the good work.
John Basden P.O. Box 11445 Odessa, Texs 79760 E-Mail: JBasden122@aol.com CMMI2@msn.com
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999
From: "Randy Fisher" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my names Randy I live in Santa Barbara,Ca.(USA) I know I saw Alby joggin by hope ranch ,last month ( August 15th 99). Looked just like him. this is the rich part of town, here in Santa Barbara. Anyways I like Alby and his show so much. I was hit by A drunk driver and don't get out much because of terrible pain. So his show takes my mind off the pain. I enjoy him and the show very much as i loved to travel too! but now I can only travel through him and the show lonely Planet. (his show being the best of the two). I had a thought, wouldn't it be neat if ,Ian Wright from Lonely Planet, and Alby traveled together for a few shows? they're both full of life!!! well, it would be an interesting few shows. I would like someday to meet Alby, but as I know that's not possible because of his busy life could you pass on a thought to him. Thanking him for making my life a little better, for doing what he does so well, and to keep up the great job of bring joy to peoples lifes the world over, sincerely A friend Randy. PS. love this site very well done, thxs again.
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999
From: "Irma" <email@example.com>
Hello Alby I see your tv show but I got sick for awhile and did not stay on top of things with your show. Last week I saw your show and found out Jack had been killed, I was so hurt by this I felt that he was my own pet. I was in tears by this I thought of this most of the day. I have a love for animals and will never understand why any one would want to hurt these Godly creatures. If I was hand writting this email it would be soaked with my tears of sorrow. I am so sorry Jack died this way. I will love and rember him as a strong soilder that lead you threw your journeys of this great world. A freind for life Irma firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999
From: Devonshire <email@example.com>
hey anthony [Huh?], my name is brian and was wondering if there was a web site for people that would like to do safari but has no one to go on the wild adventure with. and then they could have some one to go with. if there isn't a web site could you let me know and i would gladly talk to you about setting up a web site in the very near furture. i actually am looking for a friend to go with in the next millinium please let me know.
address; 1638 devil lane Phone#703-490-8844 Woodbridge Va. 22192 United States ps. i do not have a computer using some one elses. thanks Brian Wong.
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999
From: "Sandra Mitchell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
what happened to the dog jack after alby and rick found beau and matilda and alby departed on the helicopter and then got the catamaran and began his trip to africa? he shows rick still in australia with the camels and dog jack's son (i forgot the name). he reminisces about jack and says he is somewhere else (is this dog heaven or was he alive?)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999
From: "McLay, Maryellen" <MMclay@GlobalCrossing.com>
My husband & I watch 'Adventure Bound' nightly and feel like we're a part of his adventure as we watch his running episodes faithfully. We love the fresh take of the show, the 'real life' view of the world and the overall show presentation. You can't help but feel his passion, his excitement and share his sadness as he tells his life-long stories.
Last night, we watched the hour show on Ruwanda and his up close and personal photography of the mountain gorillas. It was like I became a part of the adventure, being a close Jane Goodall follower and a supporter of save the gorillas in Ruwanda.
I especially liked the music featured in the show, more specifically the last 20 minutes when the gorillas were featured very close to all the crew. What imagery!! Is it possible to find out the name of this group who featured this music - would it be indicative of the country where this feature was filmed?
If you can provide me with information about the music, I would really appreciate your time & effort in this regard.
In regards to the Adventure Bound show, we plan to stay tuned and catch our little piece of the excitement every night at 8:00. We love it!!
Say hi to Alby for us and let him know that he has followers who live in Bermuda!
Sincerely and with thanks,
Maryellen & Will McLay
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999
From: GREG ASHLEY <email@example.com>
Alby, what a great influence to appreciate all of the adventure of life!
Does anyone happen to know what type of dog Jack his black and tan friend is? I'd appreciate any insight.
Cheers, Greg Ashley Austin, Tx
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999
From: "Simon or Adam Mullins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I spent two hours looking for a trace of Alby on the internet before I stumbled across the site full of amasment, wonder and..... wonder. You guys embarked on a dream, to find Alby Mangles. Too ture guys, See ya. From Adam "Turkey" Mullins email@example.com
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999
I just watched an old TV series filmed in OZ,near Sydney called "SKIPPY". It has a kangaroo in it. I SWEAR that ALBY was in it!!! There was a scene at the beach and this teen who looked and talked like Aby was flirting with a girl.he was supposed to be a surfer. I saw the credits after,but could'nt spot his name. Do you have any info on this find?? It could be big if it's true.
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999
From: d <firstname.lastname@example.org>Microsoft Corporation
hey alby i really dig your show..... thanx for the entertainment!....it's been fun... looking forward to seeing them all....
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999
From: James <email@example.com>
...narky... I love it!!
[This only makes sense if you check out Anthon's Message Board for messages around 6-7/10/99. Enjoy.]
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999
From: "Helge Mortensen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've been keeping my eyes open for Alby here on the streets of Boston/Cambridge (USA).
So far no sign of him.
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999
alby if and when you get to the good ol u.s of a there is so much to to see please write us holly & joe at email@example.com
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999
Hey! My friend Chris LOVES Alby. He knows everything about him and watches his show everyday on the travel channel. He thinks that Alby is the man!!!! He wants to live like Alby someday with his yacht that he hopes to purchace. I wanted to let you know ALBY IS THE MAN!!!!!!!!! Chris Auer Power
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999
From: Cravens2 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi :) Just thought I'd add my Cheers! and Thanks! for making it a great day everyday. For one hour each day, I can go on an adventure. That combined with the additional fun of the people I have met in the chat room and forum have ensured adventure is a BIG part of my life. Most dear to me is that Alby has taught me to cherish my own little adventures..no matter WHAT they might be. It all depends on how you look at, eh? *G* This is one of the best sites on the web Guys! (just in case Alby hasn't had time to look around) Rock On!!! because we S.A.M.s "Society of Alby Mangles: Brave Enthusiasts Seeking To Discuss One Graciously Enchanting Voyager Enormously Respected" (as Anthea so aptly named us) are a loyal bunch and no matter where Alby goes, I hope he never feels lonely again knowing we are here caring. have a good one all
p.s. (I've thought about continuing the adventure and planning a trip to find the "cave writing" but sadly, I'm from the Northeast and would need more clues...)
-- http://www.geocities.com/Area51/5446/index.html Moon&6pence
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999
In the episode where Alby helps rescue baby Flamingos, the name of the guy given as one of the rescuer's was Jack Bausfield. Isn't his name actually Ralph? (I thought Jack was Ralph's father). At any rate, I am not complaining about seeing the two of them together; two wonderful men with a love for animals and hearts as big and soft as my own. That is a heaven made date just waiting to happen! If there are actually TWO guys out there like that, perhaps there are more. Is there hope? Naturally I'd love to see more of these two together. Yeah baby!
Diana Abshire, Beaumont, Texas
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999
From: "Jane & John Davis" <email@example.com>
Hello Shortbread! I'm back after a period abroad (In Europe...not on a real adventure). What a pleasant surprise to see your website and that of the family! It was quite informative and funny. We liked your wife's life story...and statement of deniability for the website!!! Funny, my wife agrees with her! Now that my wife and I are back to normal, I can continue on my Alby Quest. I noticed on a related site that Alby is in the Solomons! Oh for a photo of him cruising the high seas and thinking about all his fans back here in the civilized world. I note too that the "Albyphile Mr. Avon" was able to get a response from Alby. Would that I could be so fortunate! To but have his name on a document, be it but a simple scrap of paper (found in a bottle cast into the sea) would mean the world to me. I would give it as an heirloom to my son...who also adventures...last seen with his class climbing the mountains of Oregon where he was studying last summer! Please give me the latest on our wandering hero...and here's wishing you all the best. John from Alabama
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
I haven't had an Alby sighting, although how exciting and interesting would that be? What a guy! Anyway, thanks for this website. I've watched Alby's show, "Adventure Bound," for the last 4 or 5 years on the Travel Channel in the U.S., and thoroughly enjoy it. I've seen every episode at least 5 or 6 times. Do you know if he's working on producing new episodes? Would love to see new adventures. Thanks. Maureen Boyle
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
From: "Yolanda" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
just like to commend you on the site - came across it searching for celebrities who have died this year [interesting how i got this link!]
[Don't ask me!]
Re: In East Timor
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999
From: "Chip Henriss-Anderssen" <email@example.com>
Hello Alby geniuses,
My friend Dan Weadon put me on to the Alby page last night and you have
made my life here bearable. I am Chip Henriss-Anderssen (as seen on TV)
I'm the guy with the obnoxious American accent who said: "You can't run,
you can't hide, justice is here!" I also said: "There's definitely a new
sherriff in town." Many people, Gen Cosgrove included, did not see the
humor in these statements. At last now I have found a group that will appreciate
me. You see when the journalists asked me those tricky questions like:
"So what kind of a message does this operation send to the militia? I thought
to myself...'shit what would Alby say?' The answers just came flooding
in. Dan and I have just ordered Alby shirts from the official home page.
When they arrive we will send you a pic of us wearing them on Safari here
in East Timor. Until then keep the dream alive. Regards, Chip Henriss-Anderssen
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999
Hello Andrew Calder,
I've just visited The Page Dedicated to Alby Mangels last night and I found it very informative.
The first time I heard of Alby Mangels was about two years ago on the Travel Channel. This year, I started watching his program. When I saw my first episode of the program, I couldn't stand it, but the show soon grew on me. It's certainly one of the funniest television shows I've ever watched (I watch Lonely Planet for drama, Adventure Crazy for action adventure and Advent ure Bound for comedy).
The Page dedicated to Alby Mangels is a nice site. I have two suggestions, though: 1.) Get graphics that move. 2.) Get a guestbook.
Sincerely, Tia Ward
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999
Hey Shortbread! The episode of Alby helping save baby flamingos...I'm not sure where it was filmed. I am familiar with Bausfield from a couple of programs they had one day on Animal Planet. His father was named Jack, and the young man Alby was helping is named Ralph. Ralph has some sort of conservation program he is continuing with since his father's death some years ago. His father died in a plane crash in which Ralph was severely burned, though you can't tell it to look at him. What made me pay attention was seeing Ralph's hands, the native bracelets on his wrist and then hearing the voice. (I retain the strangest bits of information!) I don't think he is as well known as Alby because I've only seen a show on him twice, in the same day. At any rate, you should check him out if possible. He seems to be as good a man as Alby when it comes to caring for God's creatures. If I find anything on him I'll let you know. Diana Abshire
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999
in my spare time trying to challenge alby mangels concerning a 1 hr tv documentary pertaining to something topic that would permanently change the course of the world towards vegetarianism. i know he can,t turn away from a plausible sure bet. i suppose if one advertises enough eventually one gets departure destination. encouraged explore@webtv.
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999
From: Robert S Fowler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi guys. After watching Adventure Bound, one true statement is "nobody does more with less, lose everything, and keep on going. " Sometimes I greet my father in the best Aussie accent I can come up with and say "Poor Paco!"
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999
From: "Chip Henriss-Anderssen" <email@example.com>
Well the shirts came and Dan and I went out and got some pics of us on Safari in ET! I'm the one on the left and Dan is the dark haired dued. Not the guy in the middle. The first pic is us with our Land Rover with a local "guide" complete with spear! The second pic is us with a "tasteful" statue near our HQ. By the looks of the decor etc it's no wonder the people here wanted independence from the Indons. I hope people who see this pics are inspired to "follow their dreams".
All the best Chip Henriss-Anderssen and Dan Weadon.
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999
My girlfriend and I from New Jersey would like to wish Alby all the luck in the world on his newest adventures. I'm in my fifties and I get such a "kick" out of him. I'm a power boat owner but I like the catamaran. If I were to go sailing thats the boat for me. Happy Holidays Alby!!! Bob and Roz from Atlantic City. We think you're the greatest.
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999
WE WERE WONDERING IF ALBY TAKES PEOPLE ON TOURS OR WHAT EVERE YOU WANT TO CALL IT IN HIS HOME LAND OF AUSTRILLA? I WISH HE TOOK GROUPS FOR A PRICE OF COURSE
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999
Im a 29 yr old carpenter . A friend and myself have rebuilt a 38' Kettenburg sloop and are heading out to the south pacific in the winter! How did you pay for your first trips? I own a house and thats the only thing that scares me is loosing the things I have but I guess you have to just say "hell with it" Any ways good luck on your adventures and write us if you get a chance firstname.lastname@example.org Dan and Al
[The following is a long and shocking e-mail which I have reproduced in full...]
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999
From: Jane Saunders <email@example.com> http://www.native.net.au/hct
Would you be able to find Alby and ask him to help the following cause. And if you could put this as a link on your site Korean Dogs would be most appreciative. I have included some links for you to peruse.
Regards, Jane Saunders
If you want to know what you are signing about read the following:
Help Stop the Torture of Dogs
Animal abuse is a worldwide problem, but in Korea it is severe enough that a US based international organization, International Aid for Korean
Animals, (IAKA), exists specifically to address the nation's abusive practices. Below is a first hand account of how dogs are killed in Korea. Although other animals, such as cats, bears and tigers are also tortured, dogs are typically treated the worst. The torture can be much more gruesome than the description. Torture and consumption of dogs is common despite being illegal. It happens millions of times per year. Extracting pain in animals is a virtue for some. If you are opposed to animal torture, please inform others about this atrocity, boycott Korean
goods and let retailers know of your reasons for refusing to purchase Korean goods. There is a lot that can be done. The objective is to pressure the South Korean government into enforcing the Korean Animal Protection Law, which was adopted on 7 May 1991 because of international outrage. Please help IAKA and sign the petition at www.enviroweb.org/ahpt/KoreaAnimalsHope.htm
"The reason why dogs are beaten for so long is that there is a belief that the slower more painful the death is, the more potent the dog's meat will be. Killing the dog slowly causes the dog's adrenaline to flow, this flow of adrenaline throughout the dog is believed to increase the aphrodisiac power of the meat. While the dog is slowly being killed, it is of course screaming in pain, and trying to resist the grip of the man doing the killing. One method is to tie the dog from his hind legs upside down. The man or men than beat the dog's body all over with clubs or bats. Beating it this way is said to do 2 things. One is to increase the flow of adrenaline and the other is to tenderize the meat. While the dog is being beaten, it gets to the point where it urinates and defecates on itself, and the urine feces typically flow down the dog's body, getting in it's eyes and causing more pain.
Eventually, during this intensive beating, blood flows out of the dog's mouth and nose due to internal bleeding, and it finally dies. This beating process has no set time....It can be a few minutes or it can take an hour, depending on the man doing the killing and how much he is into the belief that beating it slowly is best for a quality aphrodisiac. I hope this clarifies why the dogs are beaten first. In a large facility, the dogs may not be hung by their hind legs. Instead the man enters the large dog cage, selects the dog, grabs it, and while holding it by the neck, begins to beat it in the head in order to crush the skull. Of course, there are so many methods of beating the dogs because there is no regulation on this."
What you can do
Learn more about the treatment of dogs and animals in general. The practice of eating dogs is not a long-standing popular custom in Korea. Torturing and eating dogs grew into a fad in the 1980s, http://www.koreananimals.org/kyenan.htm
In 1998, the IMF provided South Korea with 82 billion dollars in relief. Boycott Korean goods. The Korean economy is vulnerable and depends, to a great degree, on exports to North America. Boycotting Korean goods will effectively pressure the Korean nation into changing their practices and enforcing their laws. Calling companies, such as Hyundai, Samsung, Daewoo, Kia, and Ford, to inform them on why you will not purchase their Korean made products will help the cause. The objective is to pressure the South Korean government into enforcing the Korean Animal Protection Law, which was adopted on 7 May 1991. Extend the Boycott. Korea and Japan will be co-hosting soccer's World Cup 2002. Pressuring World Cup sponsors and FIFA, as well as boycotting the games will have tremendous influence upon the Korean nation. A bill was introduced during August 1999 in the Korean National Assembly to legalize the torture and consumption of dogs. Voting on the bill has been deferred to avoid international scrutiny and embarrassment until after the games end. In the mean time, the Korean government plans to instate a similar policy it used during the 1988 Seoul Olympics when it deemed dog meat to be "abominable". It will restrict tourist access to areas where they might witness dogs being tortured, killed and served in meals. Dog meat restaurants and markets that may be accessible will be temporarily shut down to prevent the rest of the world from learning about the sadistic practices. Help International Aid for Korean Animals. Helping this non profit organization is the most direct way to change this abominable situation. visit their website at www.koreananimals.org Speak out and take action. Your voice and actions are powerful and important. International outrage helped pass the 1991 Korean Animal Protection Law. If you feel that torture is wrong everywhere, your active involvement in informing others and taking action will reflect the sincerity of your opposition to cruelty. Get active. Live your values. Believe in your effectiveness. Help stop the torture and make the world a better place.
If you would like to work with me, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information for International Aid for Korean Animals in the US IAKA, P.O.Box 20600 Tel: (510)-271-6795 http://www.koreananimals.org Oakland, Ca 94620-0600 Fax: (510)-451-0643
To learn more about the plight of dogs in Korea, go to the following websites
US phone numbers, web and email addresses of Korean companies, and World Cup Sponsors
Samsung America Inc.
Daewoo International Corp. Phone: 650-341-4377
Hyundai Merchant Marine Phone: 415-956-3233
Hyundai Electronics America Phone: 408-232-8000
KIA Motors Phone: 800-333-4542
Korea Chemical Co. Phone650-737-9070
Korea Air Phone: 415-433-4290
Samsung Info. System of America Phone: 408-954-7000
Shinsung Industrial Co. Ltd Phone: 408-733-1278
Jindo America Inc. (This shipping, trading company is the major trader, producer, importer and sells the most fur coats!) Phone: 415-956-7040
Asian Air Phone: 650-877-3010
Korea Exchange Bank Phone: 415 752-5959
JVC World Headquarters Web Site: www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english Email:email@example.com
Fuji Film Web Site: www.fujifilm.co.jp/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Card Web Site: http://www.mastercard.com/
Coca Cola US Phone:800-438-2653
Budweiser Web Site: http://www.budweiser.com/the_pad/
-- "Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity." -George Bernard Shaw
"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." -Elie Wiesel
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999
Yes...Ealby is sighted here every evening on our Travel Channel and I've become addicted! Great adventures....He's always welcome in our living room.
I'm looking for a copy of the book by Marie Appleton and Alby. I've managed to get a Xeroc of the dust jacket from a friend in Australia who went to the local library and found it, but the bookfinders on the web are having a hard time of it. Any suggestions? Great that you all have enough regard for Alby to keep a site dedicated to him. I've bookmarked it. Thanks for any help you can give.
Clifford Cox 222 Fairway Drive Edinboro, Pa. 16412
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999
From: "Michael Flynn" <email@example.com>
My favorite channel in America is the Travel Channel. I often watch Lonely Planet and, of course, Adventure Bound. I plan to be a bush pilot in Latin America and Australia - I believe that this is the best way for me to have a lifestyle like Alby. I am a passionate, adventurous girl, who will probably always have "itchy feet", the "travel bug", or a "wandering heart." I'm currently in college, but would really like to meet Alby, or at least chat with him some day. I really admire him and hope that he is doing well. I also hope that his nephew Rick and his other buddies are doing well. Oh, about all of his chicks - I think that situation is more touchy (I guess that's the best word) than most people realize. If any of you have traveled alone to remote areas, like Alby and I have, it gets really lonely at times. A companion of the opposite sex, who shares your passion, is hard to find in your hometown, let alone a foreign country. I'm glad that he found some agreeable female companions, but don't understand why they didn't stick around. Oh well, that's really none of my business anyway, and I don't know Alby personally, yet. :) Please forward this e-mail to Alby, or at least to someone who has his e-mail address. I know that he is busy, but I'd love to hear back from him. Take care everyone, and I'll catch you later!!!!
Aloha, Kate Flynn
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999
From: MoMyers@webtv.net (movita myers)
My husband and I have watched Alby for the past few years and we have really enjoyed his show. We very seldom watch net-work tv. Why would anyone watch that when we can watch that good looking man and all the stuff he gets into? It's educational and interesting and we really like the places he goes. Alby keep up the good work. Do you ever come to the states such as Tennessee? Love to meet you in person. Movita in Sweetwater,TN
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000
From: "S.Bergmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rob & Shortbread, Great site! When I found Alby on the Travel Channel I was in awe for several days afterward. I never thought I'd find another person on the planet whose thoughts, feelings and actions are so identical to my own. I would love to get a message to him and possibly a response (looks like everyone else would too!) as well. I've visited his commercial website that boasts an e-mail address but will this really be forwarded on to him or just a screening committee? Although I've never met him, the likenesses we share are amazing. Give it to me straight guys, am I a needle in the haystack here or is contact a possibility? Please respond. Warm Regards, Sherye
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000
From: TempleF <email@example.com>
Ripping web site from a guy who should know. Alby's adventures make mine pale in comparision. Haven't actually bumped into him in Chechyna, Algeria or Afghanistan but that was probably because he had just snagged the last good looking chick and left for the real danger zones (Vanuatu you say? If Alby's there, there's trouble brewing for sure!)
One bit of advice. Can you make a chart "You too can be an Alby Chick " with age, height, measurements, etc so that other women can see if they too can be an Alby Chick?
Robert Young Pelton - The World's Most Dangerous Places.
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000
From: "John Vsetula" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New episodes starring our hero Alby and his latest female conquest Joey (Im pretty sure she's the same one in the picture on your webpage) are now airing on the Travel channel in the US. They can be seen on Thursday evenings at 9pm repeated at midnight. Here are previews for the first three shows I got from Excite.com Outback to Winnininnie TRAV Thu Dec 30 9:00PM (new) Alby's American girlfriend comes to Australia to join him on his adventures.
Traveling North TRAV Thu Jan 6 9:00PM (new: TVPG) The heart of Australia's cattle country.
Launching Zenani TRAV Thu Jan 13 9:00PM (new: TVPG) Alby and Jo search for an aboriginal burial cave in outback Queensland
I have no idea why the latter two episodes are TVPG. Perhaps US censors find Alby's shorts a bit too risque. Anyway the first episode was a bit tame: Alby meets Joey, travels to an arid sheep farm, helps dig a cow out of some mud and stakes out a watering hole for some shots of goats and kangaroos but it was nice to see that Alby has not lost his chick pulling ability (although in my opinion she's no Michelle)
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000
From: "Kelly, Cindy" <Cindy.Kelly@okdhs.org>
Hi Friends, I'm Cindy. A folk singer and musician with the day job of enforcing Child Support for the government. I'm not like some people (i.e. I never watch Seinfeld or Friends, I believe in reincarnation, I kiss dogs and cats, et al.,) therefore I was thrilled to see "Adventure Bound" on the Travel Channel. Saw it for the first time about two years ago. The show reminds me of myself (love to roam and love every animal) and my late dad (folks who can make everything work with spit and vinegar). Nice to see from these websites that Mr. Mangels is something of a star. I've always been interested in the Western United States, Britain and Australia. I enjoy all the spots travelled on the show. Enjoyed the show in Queensland visiting the gentle horse breaker. Hope this finds all of you well and happy!! Best, Cindy Kelly Houck Oklahoma, USA
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000
From: "Don Pedro" <email@example.com>
What a hilarious site. I laughed my posterior into separation. I went here because I was chatting with someone about watching Alby on the travel channel, she, being from Adelaide told me he was A BANKRUPT HERMIT. I had to pick myself up from the floor; I was so shocked, What about the farm to save the animals? What about the babes? Especially what about the catamaran? "Gone the lot" she said. Fearing the last living enviable human had bitten the dust and there too all the dreams of 40-ish men, I thankfully came upon your site. You obviously had a great time constructing it and it is great fun to read. Like your music angle too. Check out my old band at http://home.att.net/~pcansley/index.htm
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000
From: CJHorse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Guys, what's the deal with the site... down the bottom, it says
Congratulations, you are one of only 1 people with the good taste to visit this site. ??
y2k? just kidding and just wondering?
[Well-picked Horse - some drongo at OzEmail must have reset my counter - but I reset it back again - with interest!]
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000
From: "Jim Kavanagh" <email@example.com>
I have copies of all 3 World Safari Movies. I found them at Dimmey's Discounts Goulburn for the price of $3 each 2 years ago. I am trying to get hold of a 4th which I have only heard rumours about. [Don't think so, Mike]
PS. 3 years ago we were told that Alby owned a farm in the Dorrigo Area of N.S.W so we went to investigate. Several folk at the local hotel gave us directions as to where to find this farm as they said it was the one where he proposed to Michelle. they directed us to a humpy outside town. Alas it was populated by an irate and possibly retarded old women and her vicious dogs. It was obvious that Alby had not been there for some time. We just couldnt imagine him getting desperate enough to get with this one.(or her dogs)!
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000
From: "John Sibelle" <SIBELLE@prodigy.net>
hey there. Amazing dedication, thanks for helping me find out who Alby Mangels is, I'll never be the same. later dudes, james
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000
Great site! It's amzing to see that there are so many other Alby fans
out there. I'm 16 and live in near Boston and if I had to decide on one
person as a role-model it would without a doubt be Alby Mangels. I admire
his desire to explore and his views on conserving the enviroment and there
is also something else about him that I can't quite put my finger on. He
is just an all around interesting guy. I hope to possibly get in touch
with him someday.
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000
A few weeks ago my husband and I were looking for something to watch and came across Alby's adventures. What a wonderful way to spend two hours each night - not only envious but I think that it is a dream that everyone would love to share. We have even had our two boys sit and watch in amazement and who have also enjoyed this show and that says alot for them to sit with us during a program!!! That is rather uncool for them!!
Thank you for such a wonderful, fulfilling experience that has been enjoyed by our family and we are spreading the word over the internet. Hopefully, our children will understand that there is more to life than where we live and this will give them more encouragement to follow their dreams.
Sincerely, Elise Messer Shreveport, Louisiana
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000
From: Marc Forrest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hope to see you this spring, when i will be fishing the NewZealand Fleet, then Tassie and finally if iam lucky South Africa...
she'll be laugh'n mate
TWS - who one day became aware that human beings could be as effective as god in matters besides destruction...
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000
From: "websters" <email@example.com>
I ain't got nothing against Alby's latest girlfriend, but she definetly is not a southern girl. I know plenty of girls in Alabama that would be a whole lot more fun. A Rebel girl could relate much better to an Aussie. God bless the south and keep the Rebel flag flying!!!
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000
From: "ben white" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What a legend website.....I never knew what a dead set legend Alby really was...I thought my old man had just gone over the hill when he used to espouse the virtues of Alby's adventures but you've enlightened me.....I am now one of the converted......
I'm in East Timor with Chip and Dan who sent you their photo a month ago in the Alby shirts. Well, I took the photo......not bad eh? Following that we've kept up the surveillance to see if Alby managed to make it over here....we've got plenty of crocs here in Suai ....but to no avail. Alby, the ARMY NEEDS YOU in East Timor...
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000
From: "Adam Perry" <email@example.com>
Hello, how are you guys doing. Just wanted to say one thing about you all's Alby Mangel website. "WOW..." One hell of a job! I enjoy watching his shows on the travel channel. By all means, keep up the tremendous work!
Adam Perry (from Virginia, in the USA, a looong ways away)
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000
From: "Todd Woodruff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Okay ... from Saint Louis Missouri, all I can ask is ... "When is the next great hunt for Alby Mangels?" Harlequin
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2000
From: "Calouette Casey" <email@example.com>
Great page guys. I have to agree with you Alby Mangels is quite a legend. A man like Remington, Roosevelt, and Hemingway. One of the great traveler/artists of our time. I can hardly believe there were only several web pages based on Mr. Mangels. Might as well introduce myself. My name is Casey Calouette, I live in Escanaba Michigan, USA. I just came out of the military, andlooking back to the worst days on my tank in the army I just remember back to Alby, slogging mud with some god-forsaken jeep in some crappy trench that was called a road. Made everything feel a bit better in my mind. At least when you get stuck in a tank there are 3 other tanks to yank you out. Now that I am out of the service I am looking to embark on the sort of journey Mr. Mangels and you guys also took. Except mine will be in the states only, hiking in canada, along lake superior, the appalachian trail. And them someday, starting in Alaska and hiking the length of the rockies to Mexico. (Some day) Do you have any idea if Alby ever plans on coming to the states? He's missing out on quite a bit of secluded scenery. In the northern states there is some of the most secluded and beautiful land Ive ever seen on this world. Well Ive burned enough of your time. Thanks much man
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000
From: "Sidney M. Neeb" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hate to trouble the webmasters that run this site, but I seem to misunderstand a paragraph from the website (http://www.ozemail.com.au/~alcalder/alby.htm#Stupidity). I quote: "It's obvious from the film that Rick is not having a good time. Several times Alby tried earnestly to kill the lad off, but each time he managed to survive."
Obviously Alby is not trying to murder Rick, and perhaps I misunderstand the phrase, being from the U.S.A., but hopefully someone will be able to clarify my misunderstanding.
Cordially, Sidney Neeb
===== Sidney M. Neeb email@example.com Visit my web page at http://www.cvalley.net/~rrneeb
[What does "tried earnestly to kill the lad off" mean in the U.S.A?]
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000
From: "Jon Hancock" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
What a service you chaps are providing, filling in the gaps for those of us who have only recently 'found' Alby. After seeing the peculiar trailers for "Adventure Bound" on The Travel Channel a friend and I were keen to see just who "...wild man Alby Mangels..." was, but the episodes we saw raised more questions: Was it a real trip? The whole thing was obviously set-up and faked (This was the infamous Blind Man On Train episode), so obviously that I could not imagine anyone was meant to believe it. I turned to the Lonely Planet site and posted a request for info.
Incredible. What I got was a dozen or more vitriolic responses, largely concentrating on Alby's shorts (well, I admit that there are times when he makes Tarzan look modest) and his female companions. All in all Mr. Mangels seems to be the object of much derision and jealousy among the travelling fraternity.
Faced with such a wave of hostility I opted just to watch the show until I discovered your site and filled in the gaps. My favourite segments are, I now know, from what was "World Safari II" but The Travel Channel appears not to believe in showing the series in any sort of order: This week we started with the same episode two nights running, then the following day leaped from South America to Africa.
I don't think I'm quite ready to sport an Alby T-shirt as yet, but I'm definitely joining the converted.
Cheers for a well-built site.
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2000
From: "Jon Hancock" <email@example.com>
Thanks for the reply. It's been interesting piecing together Alby's cinematic efforts from the fragmented fare offered on American telly. If I hadn't landed a job over here with free satellite access thrown in I'd probably never heard of Alby (I've never owned a telly at home in the UK); as it is, only your website has really allowed me to make some sense of the episodes I have seen.
I wonder how "Adventure Bound" compares to the three World Safari" films. AB seems to be an umbrella title which also covers "Alby's Australia," an episode of which I watched this afternoon, but the episodes culled from WS contain frequent flashbacks, so there is a definite mixing of the Safaris beyond the fact that The Travel Channel do not seem concerned about showing the series in any sort of order.
The first episodes I saw, the clearly set-up ones, were obviously from WSIII. I entirely agree that WSII was the better film: Aside from being more genuinely dramatic and unforced the dubbed dialogue and sound effects and Alby's ever evolving facial hair give it something lacking in later adventures. Mind you, the only scenes of WSI I have viewed as yet have been in the flashback sequences. Maybe the poorer picture quality means that it is not shown here as often as its sequels. Probably the best thing for me to do is just get hold of the videos. Hmm... My sister lives in Brisbane, so maybe I can persuade her to send a copy.
Anyway, I'm sure you have a life I'm disrupting. Cheers,
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000
From: Quentin Eyers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am working on the current 'Alby's Australia' series, and out of curiousity I surfed the net in search of any info there may be on Alby and the series. I was very pleasantly surprised to see this web page which you have obvioulsy put so much time and effort into. Well done, and thanks a lot for appreciating the work we've done.....and keeping me employed*L*. Cheers Naomi Shaw
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000
From: Quentin Eyers <email@example.com>
Hi Andrew (and Lynda),
Quentin and I are working on the sound track for the series, ie. the
special effects, mixing etc.. It takes up most of my days at the studio (at
the moment we have to churn out an episode every two weeks to keep to
schedule), but the work is a lot of fun and very rewarding.
I am personally not at liberty to send you our copies (of course) but when
Alby comes in next I'll ask him. He's in the States at the moment but he'll
be back in Adelaide in a couple of weeks.
Well, I have to scoot. I am mixing episode 11 at the moment - Alby's in
Vanuatu, watching the locals "bungie jumping" off ten storey high platforms
using vines....very interesting.
P.S. Why don't you use this address instead : firstname.lastname@example.org
as a big fan of alby's, i was shocked to hear from a friend that alby
actual fact, the one who shot his own dog. presumably for dramatic effect.
what do you know of this story? have you heard anything similar?
i would be very much obliged if you could put my mind at rest or contribute
anything on this matter.
My son and I have become hooked on Adventure Bound on the Travel Channel
- every night from seven til eight.
My son, Jacob, is 5 1/2, and has learned so much from watching this show.
Jacob asked if we could write to Alby, so I logged on looking for a website for him, and found yours first. It has been
fascinating reading it, and you've put so much work into it. What I don't understand is that it only has 403 visits
logged in. Is this possible? Am I one of only 403 people interested enough to go looking for Alby? I would have
figured it in the thousands!!!
At any rate, this was just to say thanks for the great website and the great read, and good luck, hope Alby really
springs for dinner for you guys sometime.
We're in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and have a vacation in Alaska planned for 2004 and a vacation in
Australia planned for 2009. We save our change... plan well ahead, and it really works!
Nice job guys, Alby is the man, without question. A true legend and
one of a kind. I just found your website and I
must say well-done. Not sure if I can ad anything but only to say that you can count on my vote for 'Alby for King
of the World'. Also, as a thought, maybe all your e-mailers should be able to be contacted right away in case Alby
ever fell on hard times or anything and needed a hand. If he was in my part of the world (Los Angeles), I'd be happy
to bail him out of whatever he was in. Regards to Alby, rock on.
I watch your program daily on the Travel channel.
I live in Tampa
Florida, and Im waiting for the day when you head this way, I would know you
if I saw you and I will always look forward to hopefully seeing you in person
if you ever come to Florida one day.
You are an amazing man and I have high respect and
admiration for you and
your courage to take on the dangerous adventures you have taken on. I would
thoroughly enjoy meeting you even though I know that is very doubtful, but I
will continue to enjoy your programs and enjoy you!!!.
One of your USA FANS!!!
17871-A Jamestown Way
Lutz, FL 33549
Though I have never had the chance to meet
alby personally, I feel as if
I have already aquainted myself with this extraordinary person. I watch
ADVENTURE BOUND just about every day, and these fascinating documentaries
have been a great inluenece on me to live life to the fullest and seek
adventure!! When it comes time for me to select a career ( I am 15 by the way
) I wish to be a journalist for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, and do two things I
love, traveling and writing. Alby has been a positive influence on me, and
maybe someday I will have the chance to meet this wonderful person.
P.S. If you are not to busy, would you send this to the man/myth, and
My name is Matt Rogers and I love watching Alby go on his adventures. I have always wanted to
travel, but until I started watching his shows I have been seriously wanting to contact the travel channel and
tell them i want to do what Alby does. I wouldn't be able to do as good of a job as he has, but it would be
my dream to go on adventures and record them ontape. I am in college and was thinking about moving to
Austrailia when I graduate. I was told there wasn't a lot of need for school teachers there and I got kind of
disappointed. All I want to do now is to get my Isuzu Trooper and go on a long adventure. If Alby could ever
have the time to write me back I would be thrilled to have been written back by such a miraculous man.
sincerely, Matt Rogers
Now go and send your own mail (address at end of main page)