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Forum: Latin America 06-27-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By empanadaman
You can get a TVIP for up to 6 months, then...

You can get a TVIP for up to 6 months, then before the 6 months is up it can be extended for another 6 months. Seeing as you would be back before the first 6 months is up I would think you should be...
Forum: Latin America 06-02-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,736
Posted By empanadaman
I had a 250 here in Colombia for most of last...

I had a 250 here in Colombia for most of last year, and part of this year. In the cities it was perfect (for me). But on those rare occasions when I ventured out, I found myself wishing I had a...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By empanadaman
I'm gonna go with love, although I am perplexed...

I'm gonna go with love, although I am perplexed by the Cuatra Brigada extending the ban on legal concealed carry of firearms in Medellin. I mean unless I'm missing something, criminals by definition...
Forum: Latin America 05-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By empanadaman
I'm stuck in Medellin helping single mothers pay...

I'm stuck in Medellin helping single mothers pay the bills! Actually they're not all single, the one I was helping today told me she has a husband who doesn't know where she works. Another good...
Forum: Latin America 05-18-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By empanadaman
Hey John what's up! How's Caracas treating you?...

Hey John what's up! How's Caracas treating you? Do you have your bike there? Be careful man, somebody was telling me they'll shoot you first without even asking you to give up the bike, that way you...
Forum: Latin America 05-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By empanadaman
Nice link and cool video. It would be interesting...

Nice link and cool video. It would be interesting to be on the look out for some of those hand gestures. Unfortunately, I am always on the look out for nice nalgas in tight jeans instead. Somebody...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,818
Posted By empanadaman
Good info, thanks muddyrabbit. Taking notes for a...

Good info, thanks muddyrabbit. Taking notes for a baja trip later this year. :beer
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By empanadaman
Poll seems to be missing hookers and blow. If the...

Poll seems to be missing hookers and blow. If the poll contained hookers and blow, that is what I would vote for, minus the blow. :deal
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By empanadaman
They do have private rooms. Try to get the one...

They do have private rooms. Try to get the one upstairs, not the one downstairs next to the kitchen. Overall not a bad hostel, if a person wanted to go that route. Couple of hammocks to lounge around...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,250
Posted By empanadaman
I used Gaston's services shipping my XT250 from...

I used Gaston's services shipping my XT250 from Galveston Texas to Cartagena Colombia just over a year ago. It was shipped down in a crate, however I just put it on a boat back to Galveston as a RoRo...
Forum: Latin America 01-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Hmm, it was over a week ago so it's all kind of...

Hmm, it was over a week ago so it's all kind of hazy now. It's entirely possible he could have asked for my permiso in the beginning. Not having one I pulled out my mini binder of paperwork and gave...
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Sounds good, let me know when you get back in...

Sounds good, let me know when you get back in town! :freaky

No bike related stamps in my passport, but that's probably because I forgot to stop at aduana in Venezuela.
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
I'm leaning toward riding. Just wish I had a KLR...

I'm leaning toward riding. Just wish I had a KLR 650 instead of my little scooter. Looking hard at buying a 650 when I get back to the states. On my current ride I should get there sometime in 2016...
Forum: Latin America 01-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Also, I'm still not sure if you need a bike visa...

Also, I'm still not sure if you need a bike visa in Venezuela. The cops never asked if I had one, they were just interested in whether or not I had insurance. Getting a new bike visa in Cucuta took...
Forum: Latin America 01-05-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Just to follow up the visa run to Venezuela was...

Just to follow up the visa run to Venezuela was pretty easy. San Antonio on the Venezuelan side and Cucuta in Colombia are a free zone so no need to purchase Venezuelan insurance if you don't go...
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
What's up Vincent, things are right as rain here...

What's up Vincent, things are right as rain here in Medellin. How ya been? Thanks for the heads up on the checkpoint. My bike visa expires the same day as my visa, Dec. 31st. SOAT is good until...
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Rereading your post I see you can trade COP on...

Rereading your post I see you can trade COP on the black market in Venezuela as well as dollars, might be easier to do that than scrounge up dollars here in Medellin. Off to google I go!
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Did you guys buy moto insurance in Venezuela? I'm...

Did you guys buy moto insurance in Venezuela? I'm just planning to turn and burn so I think I might skip the insurance if I can.
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Did you already have a valid Colombian bike visa...

Did you already have a valid Colombian bike visa when you crossed into Colombia? Just wondering If I will need to leave the bike at the border and take a taxi into town to aduana. My only experience...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By empanadaman
Anybody cross the Colombian border at Cucuta recently?

My visa expires on Dec 31st so I need to make a run to the border. It seems like crossing into Venezuela at Cucuta would be the easiest option (I'm in Medellin). Anybody cross there recently and can...
Forum: Latin America 09-13-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By empanadaman
+1 on Medellin. The weather is great if it's not...

+1 on Medellin. The weather is great if it's not raining, and tons of eye candy all over the place. I've been living in Laureles for a few months now and I like it due to the fact there are less...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By empanadaman
I'll have to check it out in a month or so. I'm...

I'll have to check it out in a month or so. I'm taking Spanish lessons now, still at a pretty basic level but I'm motivated (something about petite Paisas with nice badonkadonks just does it for me!)...
Forum: Latin America 03-28-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By empanadaman
Ah it's a Yammie even better. I didn't really...

Ah it's a Yammie even better. I didn't really look that close at it but it would blend in good here, and the price is right.

Definitely not hanging around the hostal all the time, although still...
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By empanadaman
If you are interested in a 125 China bike there...

If you are interested in a 125 China bike there was an Aussie girl here in Medellin that bought one new in Guatamala a few months ago for around $1600 and is now selling it for around $700, but she...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,393
Views: 362,821
Posted By empanadaman
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5533239871_7ee...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5533239871_7ee57c20ce_z.jpg

In Cartagena Colombia
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Found the SOAT office, thanks to directions from...

Found the SOAT office, thanks to directions from Throttlemeister. This place is in Manga, very close to Getsamani and you can buy shorter policies here than at the gas stations.
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Forum: Latin America 03-12-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
Well I was gonna post a couple of pictures of the...

Well I was gonna post a couple of pictures of the crate as it was being opened and when I got the bike out. I took a bunch of photos but apparently my new 8GB memory card I bought just before I left...
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Where exactly is the place you went to in Manga?...

Where exactly is the place you went to in Manga? I was riding around there today looking for anything saying Seguro or SOAT but didn't see it. I did hit about 4-5 gas stations, down some crazy busy...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Not at all committed to staying near the old...

Not at all committed to staying near the old town. Really I just want to get my bike and start riding. I'd be happy to sleep on the dock and wait for the boat to get in!
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
I do like girls... although I prefer paisas over...

I do like girls... although I prefer paisas over dirty backpacker girls :evil
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Not into the young backpacker crowd at all. I'll...

Not into the young backpacker crowd at all. I'll probably just spend a few days there so I'll look around for second and third night accommodations when I get there. Not really too picky but hot...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Media Luna Hostel looks pretty nice. Sadly...

Media Luna Hostel looks pretty nice. Sadly they're booked up until the 12th so I booked a room at El Viajero Hostel for one night. I'll look around once I'm there and see what looks good.
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Where's a good cheap place to stay in Cartagena...

Where's a good cheap place to stay in Cartagena where I can park my bike inside (or safely outside)? I was looking at hostels online but none of them look like they are convenient for keeping a bike...
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Yeah that makes sense I would need the import...

Yeah that makes sense I would need the import papers first to get insurance. By grease the wheels I meant pay someone at the dock to uncrate it but I like your idea of borrowing a crowbar better!
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Forum: Latin America 03-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
Quick update: Gaston has been helping...

Quick update:

Gaston has been helping arrange the shipment of my bike to Colombia. He has been a tremendous help, as well as saving me a ton of money over trying to get it shipped on my own....
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By empanadaman
Is it possible to buy the SOAT while I'm in...

Is it possible to buy the SOAT while I'm in Medellin, waiting for my bike to arrive in Cartagena? Bike ships from Houston via freighter on Friday and I'm flying on Friday as well. I'll be in Medellin...
Forum: Latin America 02-11-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
Gaston it's Micah, I will call you tonight! I'm...

Gaston it's Micah, I will call you tonight! I'm excited to hear about the RoRo option. It sounds very promising. Especially after hearing some outrageous quotes on air freight from LAX i'm ready to...
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
Thanks for the info! I just sent Rene an email.

Thanks for the info! I just sent Rene an email.
Forum: Latin America 02-10-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
Not looking good so far. Quotes out of LAX have...

Not looking good so far. Quotes out of LAX have been very high. I'm going to look into shipping from Miami or Houston instead.
Forum: Latin America 02-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,208
Posted By empanadaman
I've got the contact info of 10 freight...

I've got the contact info of 10 freight forwarding companies near LAX. I'm gonna start calling them on Monday. Once I get quotes from all of them I'll post up the results. I'm looking for the best...
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