The Andes would be nice, Greg....definitely an enclave that has an identity, as RingGap puts it. now that I'm in Alabama I'm back to being a little amazed, believe it or not. I'm having a difficult time understanding what half the people say half the time. I'm fairly good with dialects, but the only one I've run into that's harder than pikey is some of these Southern voices!
Word from back home today was pretty hilarious. My uncle went into a Ducati dealer to see a Panigale in person. Here's his experience: "I explained your journey, and he was adamant that I was mistaken, because a Panigale isn't the kind of bike someone takes cross country (and back), or off pavement, or....I insisted that's exactly what you're doing ON A PANIGALE, and he insisted again I'm wrong, as did the Counter guy."