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Old 11-11-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
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Adv riders in Colombia

Having seen the ADVriders in Chile thread it seems like an ADV riders in Colombia thread is over due.
Feel free to chime in if you,re living in Colombia or just passing through.
I,m Al been living in Medellin for 4 years,got a little Irish pub in Medellin amongst other things and at the moment riding my KTM SMR.

Any valid Colombia info or just to bullshit come on down

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Old 11-11-2011, 06:02 AM   #2
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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I'll be arriving in Cartagena via the Stahlratte on the 27th of Nov. Would love to meet some of you FFers or get any advice you all have.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I flew into Bogota yesterday, leaving tomorrow. Still deciding about which way to go from there, but will probably start South West. This assumes I can find my way out of town.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
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If you want to have a reasonable visit to Colombia the best thing to do is the following- head out of Bogota to Medellin,just over half way you,ll find a town called Doradal here you can visit Hacienda Napoles Pablo Escobars ranch and 20k on Rio Claro where they have the Cueva de los Guajaros one of the best little attractions in the country.
Then a couple of days in Medellin,checkin out the hot chicks-then down to the Zona Cafetera through Pereira to Salento for the night then on to Cali the next day to visit Mikey at the Casa Blanca.Mikey will give you the best places to visit from Cali south.
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ps Bogota-Ibague-Cali is ok not nearly as much fun
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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Dec/Jan 2011/12 in Colombia

I'm in Trujillo, Peru, now, will be in Ecuador from about 20 to 30 Nov, then Colombia and maybe Venezuela for 6 weeks until I take the Stahlratte to Panama on Jan 17. I'll certainly stop by in Cali and Medellin.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #7
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Happily stuck in Bogota-Colombia , our moto/sidecar is in the shop waiting for parts from Japan. Since we place the order the parts are going to get here in 30 days. Nothing major, just some parts worn out on the bike due to the extra weigh of the sidecar. We are staying with family and having fun till January
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:14 AM   #8
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Some points of interest in Colombia

I am sure there are lots of points of interest in Colombia besides visiting some extinct drug lord's farm. The good thing is that most everything is within a day's drive or less. I would visit the San Agustin Archaeological site and check out the megalith statues that resemble the ones from Easter Island (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=744). Then head north to Santander and ride through the Chicamocha Canyon, a breath-taken experience http://www.colombianparadise.com/des...-colombia.html, make sure you sample the local cuisine since every region has its own flavors, Then head to the northern coast where you can visit the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta where you can see indigenous people and ruins of ancient cultures as well as perpetual snowy peaks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_..._National_Park. If you feel more adventurous you can visit the Guajira peninsula, where you can see more indigenous tribes, desert landscapes and nature at its best http://www.google.com/search?q=la+gu...g&ved=0CDkQsAQ. Or you can head south to Cartagena and check out the old city wall from the Conquistador era, as well as the beaches. Then head to Medellin to enjoy the forever spring climate, mountains, food and beautiful ladies!
These are just a few sites of hundreds of places to visit while you are in Colombia.

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Any suggestions for Christmas and New Years in Colombia?
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:27 AM   #10
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We,ll be doing our best to put together a big New years party at the pub.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #11
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Mike checking in here as well. Doing time in Cali - 4 years now with Casa Blanca Hostel. Will be moving to Medellin this month to open branch of my motorcycle tour and rental business!

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Mike checking in here as well. Doing time in Cali - 4 years now with Casa Blanca Hostel. Will be moving to Medellin this month to open branch of my motorcycle tour and rental business!

See you around!
Excellent! In fact, I will be coming back to Colombia in a couple of months and will be looking to rent a bike. I'll be taking it to Los Llanos and also to Norte de Santander like Santa Cecillia, and Santa Elena in the south of Santander as well. I'll be riding 2up.

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. I'll be riding 2up.

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #14
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Having seen the ADVriders in Chile thread it seems like an ADV riders in Colombia thread is over due.
Feel free to chime in if you,re living in Colombia or just passing through.
I,m Al been living in Medellin for 4 years,got a little Irish pub in Medellin amongst other things and at the moment riding my KTM SMR.

Any valid Colombia info or just to bullshit come on down

Al
Shamrock Medellin
Have a house in Medellin close to the Stadium and a Farm in Guatape/ El Penol next to the Lake 5km from La Pierdra del Penol (big ass rock). Will be doing my South America Ride starting in late Ferbruary will be sure to stop by your pub, when I get down there from NYC.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #15
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Have a house in Medellin close to the Stadium and a Farm in Guatape/ El Penol next to the Lake 5km from La Pierdra del Penol (big ass rock). Will be doing my South America Ride starting in late Ferbruary will be sure to stop by your pub, when I get down there from NYC.
Can I be your new best friend?

I love Colombia and could manage your place in Medellin and keep track of your farm while you are away in NYC
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