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Old 03-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #1891
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Speak for yourself... The rest of us have lot's of restaurants close by
With Silviu. I seem to live in the restaurant district...
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #1892
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Hey JDowns, I'd like to make a request (once you have decent bandwidth again). More pictures of food! I work at Trader Joes and see women all day, no care for photos of them, I want food.
Hi Clem Kevin,

I eat to ride, so not a lot of great photos to show you. They sell yogurt in plastic bags in Colombia, so this morning's breakfast consisted of a liter plastic bag of yogurt con fresas (strawberrys) and three bananas. Not terribly photogenic I'm afraid. Although when you bite the end off the yogurt bag it does take you back to your infancy. Sort of like nursing on a big plastic boob.

I did stop down this evening and have another falafel:



and some baba ganoush:



at the middle eastern restaurant in town. Followed by a mango:



for dessert. Alas, there are no Trader Joe's down here, so it's catch as catch can food wise.

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:50 PM   #1893
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And for those like Silviu who have abundant restaurants nearby I give you pics of fun loving people walking by while I was eating:











I spent 64500 pesos (36.86) today on food, gas and lodging.

Hasta Mañana,
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #1894
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Food is sometimes highly overrated.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #1895
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #1896
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Nice Twinstar.
Good eye Klay,

That fellow pulled up as I was eating and left a while later. I could tour on a twinstar if I had to. That's a bulletproof motor.

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #1897
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Excellent RR John. The photos are getting better. Thanks for the scenery.

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #1898
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Excellent RR John. The photos are getting better. Thanks for the scenery.

Kurt
Hi Kurt,

Glad to have you along for the ride.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #1899
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... major problems getting back into Columbia, accused of line jumping by an official but when i got 1000 columbians on my side shouting and chanting at the immigration guy he finally backed down...

... they actually opened the border crossing early for us in Paraguachón so we could wait in the AC until the officials arrived in the nice cool air...i exited at Cucuta, took a matter of minutes and was simple
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Awesome! I've got to read about that. Sounds amazing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:09 PM   #1900
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But this is the land of "golden opportunity" - everyone wants to come here - and we'd only want to go there temporarily... and leave a few almighty dollars there in the process...
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:...You're wrong my friend, not everybody wants or needs to get there ! I've been there more then 20 times , it always was just temporarily...and "I always left (more then) a few almighty dollars there in the process.."
And even so I get always the same stupid and insulting questions at the airport or at the border
If you treat somebody badly, you can not expect to be treated properly in return
Desculpe, it reads WE'D (US Citizens) would only want to go THERE (Latin America) temporarily - I'm being flippant (siempre el payaso) - sorry that didn't come across. Trust me when I say I know the Latin American people. I've been in the family for about 33 years now. Been through a LOT of stuff in that time. Now entering the dawn of grandparenting. The Latin American lifestyle is superior in my way of thinking, or shall I say I feel quite honored to be an integral part of it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #1901
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Bingo! I have friends in Mexico City (of modest means) who have US travel visas good for 10 years. I must renew my Mexico visa every 6 months.

Hopefully John can find a way into Venezuela and report back soon.
It's true the US gov't does issue a certain number of tourist visas to citizens of Ecuador, for example an uncle had a visa good for 5 years which allowed him to visit the US for up to so many days at a time (probably 90) during that time. But there's no guarantee of getting a renewal, a lot of people don't get renewed. To get a visa they have to present at the US embassy there, pay an application fee of (they told me, not verified) $100, and most of the people are turned down. Just certain ones get lucky, it's entirely up to the estimation of the embassy representative who gets to be the ones chosen. That's a lot of money and a big gamble for them.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #1902
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... I work at Trader Joes and see women all day, no care for photos of them, I want food.

Well good for you, but it's not the same. You aren't seeing THOSE women. Thanks, JD.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #1903
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.... Alas, there are no Trader Joe's down here, so it's catch as catch can food wise. ...

That's a good one, John. What a smorgasboard you have down there. Para mejorar su salud! In more ways than one, also.

That's cool,girls dancing in the street. Why the moto prohibido sign?

Did you get to meet any of the riders of the other motos around in the other pics?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #1904
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I'd love to know what you said to those girls to set them to dancing in the street like that.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #1905
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I'd love to know what you said to those girls to set them to dancing in the street like that.
Hi JD,

I'd like to think it's my magnetic personality.

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