South America by Geezer
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12-31-2012, 07:08 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Interior BC, Canada
Dec 23 – Dec 28 Cali
One of the reasons I wanted to get to Cali is I thought it would be a good place to spend Christmas. They get into Christmas decorations so it does feel a bit like Christmas – except it is comfortably warm.
Had a manger scene in this funky looking building
In addition to Kedgi and Mike, a few more
bikes showed up – Frankie from Hong Kong and Tony from San Francisco on their KLRs
e is an expert at the ADV salute.
from Perth Australia showed up without his KLR. Took a bus over from Popoyan as the Cali Hospital has a reputation for first class medical care. Great attitu
de - just wants to get his bike fixed and
continue his trip. Plans to hang out for a couple of months while he gets himself and h
is bike back in running condition.
Pretty relaxing time. Casa Blanca is well located with numerous bars,
and shops nearby. This
ttle place next to the ba
quented had a barbeque out front and made all sorts of tasty stuff. Th
ere were a number of bars in t
ighborhood and they did a pretty good business delivering food to the hungry drunkards
About three blocks away is the Chipichapi Shopping Center – a very nice, upscale shopping center that would rival any in large North American cities.
They even have an artific
kating rink inside
boni (Just have to wash the dirt off)
A big hotel is attached - looking up the inside of the tow
A few random pictures around tow
Saw this truck built around an old Willys pickup body - Colombians can make these old vehicles last forever.
Folks collecting cardboard and other recyclables frequently used these giant hand
Some of the
Transit Police - usually 2 up on these little bikes. Ideal for the city as they can easily weave through stalled traffic and get through places a full sized vehicle never would
We are all
familiar with the Vespa scooter, of which you see thousands around town. H
ow about this rig, a Vespacar
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