Category Archives: Colombia

Barichara

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Riding out the back way from Villa de Levya the road was variably unpaved (but great gravel), paved, and paved at one time. The later being the worst due to the potholes. We had another EPIC days ride thru the mountains to reach the town of Barichara.… Read the rest

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Cathedral de Sel and Villa de Leyva

Now the work starts. We have to sort out and pack the bikes again to hit the road. Luckily we had the covered parade at Salvador’s apartment to deal with all our stuff.

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The TMK were there to send us off in style and Ellen managed to get a few pics of the departure.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 6

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The boys headed out for a day on the bikes and the girls spent the day walking and working. On Sundays several main arteries of the city are shut to cars for walking, biking, and rollerblading on the ciclovia. It is packed with people and vendors.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 5

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There was some serious excitement on the way to the airport, but some stress also since we stupidly in the 40 plus heat last may 2 nd we had forgotten to disconnect the battery leads on the bikes before they went into storage for 5 month.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 4

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On Saturday morning Salvador’s offensive against Girag began with calls starting at 730 am. We finally got a person on the line after 15 calls at 915. They told us there were 3 motos on the plane, but could not tell us if they were our bikes and the Mexican couple or the three Honduran bikes.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 3

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Bogota is a very cosmopolitan and lively city. Our hosts Salvador and Paola took us out on the town to a 6- story bar/ restaurant. This place was packed on all levels and decorated in a very kitsch style. They give you VIP crowns and welcome to Colombia sashes.… Read the rest

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Bogota Part 2

The name of this city has changed several times from Bogota to Santa fe to Bogota and back, so the license plates here very.

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So we last saw the Two Moto Kiwi (TMK from here on out) after we had just left the famous for its massive cinnamon buns Braeburn “lodge” just outside of Whitehorse.… Read the rest

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Bogota Colombia- arrival in South America!

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At last the long awaited trip across the Darien Gap to South America. We landed here after a pleasant though slightly turbulent 1hour 30-minute flight and breezed thru Immigration and Customs.

After an Indy style cab ride we arrived at our hotel in the old city or Candaleria district of Bogota.… Read the rest

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