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Old 02-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #1186
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Orosi

I headed to Orosi Valley to check out the hot springs.
There were two places to swim in various pools at different temps
They were businesses and not natural hot springs.
But it only cost $3 to swim.
The problem for me was I arrived on a weekend and every kid within a 20 mile radius was there yelling and screaming. I didn't even bother.
I heard about some natural hot springs in the area along a river that I could hike to. It wasn't recommended because there was a chance of getting robbed.
I went anyway.
I fund the hot springs and there were some locals there. It was ackward at first but I told them I was on a motorcycle trip around the world and that broke the ice. After that, they invited me back to their house to party with them.
I found CR to be not dangerous at all. The people seem very friendly

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #1187
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Costa Rica wine
For only $3
And guess what/
It sucked

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #1188
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I was in Montezuma last year, and hippie town fits it. Stayed in a place behind the park. A large drunk guy was in the park all night long talking to himself with a Pavarotti sounding voice. He finally passed out in the morning and someone brought him some food and something to drink and it started all over again.


Sorry about your girlfriend, but..... after your extended tour, and your back in town....You never know. Speaking from experience
I didn't see Pavarotti there. But I did see a lot of hippies with dreadlocks. I even met this hippy guy traveling with this beautiful girl. He was getting dreadlocks woovened in to his hair. And he was paying to have it done. I thought........what a phony. Dreadlocks are something that has to be earned. And I don't understand why anyone would want them. My head itches if I don't wash my hair every night..
Anyway, they didn't have more than a few dollars to their names but she something in him that I will never understand
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1189
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After reading for an hour about your trip Im reeeeaaaallllly jealous. Im planning a 7-10 day trip from Central Ca, up the coast into Oregon and the back down through Tahoe. How do you find these back roads? Im having trouble mapping out as much dirt as possible.
Let me know where you want to go
I know that area like the back of my hand.
I find them by exploring and stumbling upon them. No real secret. Just get out there and discover them for yourself
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #1190
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Ed,

I absolutely love the pictures of the monkeys. I had one crawl on me in Honduras, but want to hold one...on my bucket list.

I finally stopped lurking, and signed up so I could write a note to you on here.

I am sorry that you have had to struggle with the relationship failure on this trip. I know it is hard even when you are in your comfortable home element. I am sure it is harder when you are traveling and already feeling somewhat alone.

Godspeed....stay safe and have a blast. Love your 76 pages so far..




Kim

Hi Kim
I am up to 80 pages now.
I've added a lot more animal pictures too
Thanks for the kind words
It is nice to know that there are some gals here on this site.
But it is definitely a sausage fest here for sure.
I wonder if there are other girls out there lurking.
Who knows, maybe I will meet a girl on AdvRider.
Stranger things have happened.
But it won't be any time soon as I will be on the road for a while.
Unless of course I meet them on the road
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #1191
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Hi Ed,
That is really tough! Sorry to hear that. I'm going through a divorce right now and getting ready to sell my beautiful home and much of my stuff. I've seriously thought about doing what your doing to just clear my head. Who knows, she might come around in time. Maybe she will realize this is what you needed to do at this juncture in your life. Its not like its forever. Anyway, stay positve.
- Steve
I feel for you Steve
Been there
Maybe you need to go for a ride
It doesn't have to be around the world
But get on your bike and disappear for a while.
Come back when you have a plan and things sorted out in your head
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #1192
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Good morning Ed! (it's 8.20 a.m. in Vienna)

Don't know how you feel right now. But I would like to tell you two stories..
Right know there's an Austrian guy on a RTW trip too. He left everything behind and was riding alone the first months. Last year he met a girl from the Netherlands in Thailand. They felt in love. She quited her job and sold everything to join him on his trip. Now they are riding together on two bikes.

Before we started our trip thru the U.S. last july, I met a canadian guy on this forum. He gave us good advices for our trip and until now we have a great friendship. He studied and grew up in Canada, moved to the U.S. and lived there many years. Now he lives in Vienna, couple minutes away from our place. Few weeks ago he met a girl, felt in love and he may stay forever now.

You never know what happens. ;)

My best wishes and stay save and healthy!
WOW!
Those are some great stories!
I have met a lot of people traveling on the road together as a couple. And most of the time they met while traveling.
I guess it is possible that I could meet someone, but it would be unlikely because I usually don't stay in one place for very long. Definitely not enough time to build a relationship. But I do want to spend some time in Argentina and Chile doing some wine tasting. So if it is going to happen, then I will let the wine show me the way
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #1193
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At the beginning of my blog, I mentioned that you can do anything you want in this world as long as you are willing to pay the price.
I sold my house
I sold my 1967 lotus elan
I sold my XR650R
I even sold my Dan Gurney Eagle BMX bike that I have had since I was 9 years old.
I was ok with getting rid of all those things
But I just lost something that I was hoping that I wouldn't ever lose
I lost my girl friend and my best friend.
She was a perfect fit for me.
She loved motorcycles.
She was fun
and she had a good head on her shoulders and a big heart.
But with me being gone so long took its toll on our relationship.
She wants more and I guess I don't blame her.
Now I am really traveling alone.
I paid a big price to do this trip.
Makes me wonder if it is all worth it.
And until you have to give up something you love to do something else that you love, you don't know how I am feeling.
At this point, there is no going back and trying to repair the damage that has been done. Part of me wants to try. But I have come this far. I might as well keep going. I dont really have much left to come back to[/QUOTLal

Hey Lalo, when you come back your good friends will always be there for you..and I too feel your pain and wish I could be there for you so we could talk over a game of ping pong or shooting baskets like the old days.... but go forward and make this the most memorable trip ever and we'll see you when you get back..have a safe trip!..Little Sam
Hey Sam
I have known you for 90% of my life now
And you are right.
People come and go from your life, but your good friends will always be there for you.
Thanks for that
Very insightful
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #1194
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Hey Ed,
As many previous posts stated, keep on keeping on. If it was meant to be, she may be there in a year- This may also be an opportunity for you to be more free to meet the locals on a more personal level
The Tica's are super nice and wait until you get to Colombia and Venezuela !
Enjoy this special time and live it to the fullest solo mento!
I will be in Colombia in less than 3 weeks.
Looking forward to it
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #1195
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kom langs in mijn motorzaak in antigua guatemala, kunnen we ff koffiedrinken. zoveel nederlanders komen er niet langs op motoren.

Taz
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I am mearly its captain
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #1196
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Hey Ed, I can sympathize. It's such a personal decision that has a major affect on your life. Nothing wrong at all with trying to patch things up -- you may not get another shot at it. You can always continue your journey later knowing that you tried. In other words - do what you need you need to do - to be happy. Best of luck buddy.
I said at the beginning of my ride.......I am going to keep going until I lose the means and/or the desire to continue

I met a guy from England that was traveling on his bicycle for 3 years. He was finishing in 3 weeks. He said his dream ride had turned in to "work" and it had lost its charm.
He was burnt out.
It happens
And it will happen to me one day I am sure
And when it does, I will return home and figure it out then
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #1197
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Caribbean side of CR

I made it to the Caribbean side of CR
Here I am between Pto Limon and Pto Viejo.
I have the whole beach to myself (and all the coconuts I can eat)

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #1198
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Hey Ed, very cool pics of the wildlife. How are you handling moto maintenance down there? Oil changes & such?

Keep 'er rollin!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #1199
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Travel zoo

I am borrowing this term from a fellow long term bike traveler
He calls it.......Travel Zoo.
Where ever you go down here, you always have a at least one pair of eyes on you.
Some times a lot of eyes
People just stand there and stare.
And I can't get off my bike without a barrage of questions
And the same questions too
Where are you coming from
How big is the motor
how much does the bike cost
How fast does it go
Etc
Plan on an extra ten minutes at every stop to answer these questions
It us ok sometimes but when I am in a hurry, it is annoying.
But I dont want to be rude.
And a lot of times it us nice to speak with someone that shows an interest in my travels
But it is the looks I get that gets old.
It is like I am an animal at the zoo.
Everyone is looking
What are they thinking
I know what I am thinking..........better get out of there before they are brave enough to start asking questions.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:47 AM   #1200
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ally Posted by motomundo antigua kom langs in mijn motorzaak in antigua guatemala, kunnen we ff koffiedrinken. zoveel nederlanders komen er niet langs op motoren.

Taz

No habla Dutch

Taz (should be a girl) is inviting you for coffee and is a car dealer in antigua, come buddy get with the program, you are a international traveller now

Enjoy!
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