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Old 10-23-2013, 05:19 AM   #136
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Apparently the road will open this afternoon. We are in Buenaventura where it rained so hard last night the kids were actually swimming in the street.

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Well how did you enjoy the old Buenaventura to Cali road

I hope you didn't ride out through all the construction on the way there and back on the main route.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #137
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You should meet our friend Orvar from the Kingdom of Sweden then too.

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Will he be on te boat on the 25th?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #138
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Yes some wanker cloned or copied it, they spent $930 US on my card in Antigua when we were in El Salvador.

We have shown all the evidence to the bank including our passports stamped out of Guatemala but they have a forged sig which is really bad and they are sticking with it so we had to travel 500 km back to Bogota, get an affidavit notarized at the US embassy then get our passports notarized as to authenticated and now we have to go through the small claim court.

The bank Wells Fugwits better known as Wells Fargo has been the biggest pack of wankers to deal with ever.

They have stuck their head in the sand in the face of verified information and said no so their bill is going to go up ten fold.

Epic!!!

Glad your foot is good, gezz we might even get to meet up yet

Oh man!!
Good luck then!
Glad my bank was much more co-operative, even though it was a much higher amount.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #139
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Eek Freightning from and to Colombia

For anyone wanting to send his bike overseas, maybe from or to Colombia, Some person I know works on E.C. Cargo

http://www.eccargosa.com/?q=en

No one knows me there so do your own research without mentioning this post.

Hope it would help someone
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #140
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great moto friendly spot in Quito. HOT water great rooms.


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Old 10-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #141
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Saludos Colombian Riders!

Was on the Colombian immigration site today and it claims you must purchase health insurance if you don't already have it.

Anyone experienced this?
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #142
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You do not have to purchase any insurance, but it is recommended as the clinics here do not start work without a deposit if you are not affiliated.

If you are on a bike its mandatory to buy the SOAT insurance, which will cover you medically for any injury occuring on the bike, if your passenger get hurt or if you hurt some 3rd person.

If you do not have the insurance the police can rightfully impound your bike on the spot and its a pain in the ass to sort out the fine and paperwork to get it released.

For foreign registered bikes you can buy the minimum of 1 month insurance, while most places only handle insurance to Colombian registered vehicles who are obligated to buy a full year at a time.

We now sell SOAT insurance for one month in Cali if you need it.

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Was on the Colombian immigration site today and it claims you must purchase health insurance if you don't already have it.

Anyone experienced this?
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #143
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Cool, how much is the insurance? I'm coming in from Turbo so will probably buy there unless there's a deal to be had
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #144
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The price is 370.000 pesos per year. Its a government set price so there are no deal to be made. I believe the price for less is just devide the price with the amount of momnth you need.

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Cool, how much is the insurance? I'm coming in from Turbo so will probably buy there unless there's a deal to be had
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #145
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Greetings friends!

My dream is finally being fulfilled on monday when I land in Colombia!!
I'm so excited, but also out of money!
I'm really looking forward to meeting, and riding with, you guys!!
I also wanted to ask if anyone knows of any work I could do for 2-3 months in Colombia. I need to make enough to complete South America (and maybe meet my Colombian dream girl). I have a degree in psychology and a masters degree in English education.

I can't wait to meet you, and thank you in advance for your help!!

Alexander

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #146
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Hi my friends! I'm in Bogota (not all the time, most of the time is spent on field, but some days I'm in Bogota), if you ever need something or want to ride nearby just tell me!!!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:23 AM   #147
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Im in Colombia right now. What r some good local places to eat. Im near airport.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #148
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The best burgers ever

Hey If you are near the airport you can go to CENTRO COMERCIAL GRAN ESTACION. There is (or was, I don´t know) a Mall with a place called LA BONGA EXPRESS.

One of the best meals is LA BONGA DE LA FINCA. 250 g of tasty meat with french fries and soda.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #149
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Greetings friends!

My dream is finally being fulfilled on monday when I land in Colombia!!
I'm so excited, but also out of money!
I'm really looking forward to meeting, and riding with, you guys!!
I also wanted to ask if anyone knows of any work I could do for 2-3 months in Colombia. I need to make enough to complete South America (and maybe meet my Colombian dream girl). I have a degree in psychology and a masters degree in English education.

I can't wait to meet you, and thank you in advance for your help!!

Alexander

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #150
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Greetings from a Canadian traveling in Colombia!

I am currently in Neiva and will be riding to San Augustin tomorrow to see the statues.

For the day after, I'm wondering what kind of surface the road is from Mocoa to San Fransisco. I figure it is dirt but just want to confirm this.

Thanks!

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