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Old 12-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Pissed WARNING on the sailboat MetaComet (PANAMA - COLOMBIA)

If you are planning to take the sailboat MetaComet between Panama and Colombia, PLEASE STRONGLY consider the following two experiences from the ADV community:

By cu260r6 and Dr. Benny (January 2010):
By nishgriff and the crew (December 2011):
The purpose of this post is not to blacklist, but to inform fellow riders and our backpacker friends.

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Not a blacklist? I certainly intended my post to be a blacklist! If it convinces even a single rider to find another means of crossing the Darian then I feel vindicated. Even a year later I'm still trying to come up with one redeming quality the 'capitan' possesses. You've been forewarned
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:03 AM   #3
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The MetaComet strikes again! And that's just the reason I created this site: Peekay, please post a review of your crossing and spread the word to other travelers!
Motorcycle Mexico - The easy way to prepare for your first motorcycle ride south of the border.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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This is the dude

Really really really wish I consulted this forum before hoping on a boat with this twat.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Really really really wish I consulted this forum before hoping on a boat with this twat.

That's messed up ...Alice is a sweetheart and a really cool guy to chill with...really.

Blacklist your twat but leave Alice out.
I love these goofy bikes and their "let's go make coffee some place stupid, instead of, a stupid place to buy coffee" mentalities.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #6
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The stories were entertaining, but I appreciated this line most:

I would truly rather hitch a ride with drug runners next time than try my luck for a week with Herve and the Metacomet again.
"So what makes this protest different is that you're set to die, Bobby?"
--May well come to that.
"You start a hunger strike to protest for what you believe in. You don't start already determined to die or am I missing somethin' here?"
-- It's in their hands. Our message is clear. They're seeing our determination.
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