Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I didn't realize that I was that transparent
    But I am sort of an open book
    But if I ever grow dreadlocks like the other hippies here, please just shoot me
  2. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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  3. flyingdutchman177

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    I am having trouble finding a way to get my bike to Columbia
    I might have waited too long
    You guys that are checking the other riders blogs, what are my options?
    There has to be another way besides the sail boats to get your bike over there
    Can I take a plane
    Ship?
    Please, if you know some other way or if you know of a boat that is leaving, please let me know what you know.
    I figured that part would be easy
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    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Thanks for the input
    Captain jack says the 21st is the soonest I can catch a sailboat
    At this point, I dont mind paying, I just want to know what my plan is and when and where I am going.
    I have been on my own time schedule so far for my entire trip. There has never been a need to preplan anything
    There are always accommodations. Gas stations have had gas. And restaurants have had food without a wait. I am surprised there is no ferry between the countries. There has to be more than a few people doing this
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  7. flyingdutchman177

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    Don't forget the puking part. :puke1

    Hope you make it across the Great Divide.
  9. flyingdutchman177

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    They have to have a lot of rum on board before I puke
  10. Voidrider

    Voidrider Been here awhile

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    Sorry if this was posted and I missed it, but John here seems to have had something work out. The last few pages outline his course of action...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831076&page=86

    Reading these various reports, its interesting to note that people's true natures seem to present themselves when things are not going right. I get really tired of people pulling the "Ugly American" routine...so far most advrider guys are doing a pretty good job of being great ambassadors for future motorcycle travelers.

    Good Fortune to you on your progress!
  11. Shapi

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    Buenos dias Lalo! Muy bien es tu RR. Donde esta las mujeres de la calle? :lol3

    Just kidding of course, I just had to figure out a way to use you new moniker! Happy to be reading that all is well. Sounds like trying to get to Columbia is turning out to be the adventure of the adventure! Buen suerte amigo!
  12. flyingdutchman177

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    Funny you bring that up.........I saw some of those ladies yesterday
    First time I have been propositioned on the entire trip. And they were probably the ugliest ladies in town
  13. flyingdutchman177

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    Trying to make some lemonade out of lemons
    Looks like I have a flight option
    A bit expensive
    For less money, taking the boat would be much more fun
    I have some thinking to do today
    Thanks for your help
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    Hey FD177, I'm heading that way myself, in Yucatan now. Flying with Girag and sailing with the schooner "Stahlratte" seem to be the only realistic options. Flying is faster but more expensive (but only by a few hundred dollars), and sailing may or may not be more fun (it depends...), will save some money but takes 4 days and there are limited departure dates. I'm booked on the Stahlrat's second sailing of the year, March 28. The first one is booked up so March 28 is the soonest you could get the boat, assuming that sailing is not already booked up. Check at http://stahlratte.org/ - you'll find plenty about it here too/

    Trevor
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    Hey Trev
    Thanks for the insight
    After spending 2 months of under-utilized resources (all accommodatios, restaurants have been been open and sometimes empty), I didnt think it would be so difficult to get to Colombia. I figured that someone would fulfill the supply and exceed the demand for boats heading to Colombia. But there is a dearth of boats and demand exceeds the supply.
    I think I am have a place on a boat called the independence. I booked it thru Captain Jacks
    I am waiting for a response from them to confirm my reservation.
    The date for my crossing is the 21st of February. That means I have a month to kill in Costa Rica and Panama. Not such a bad thing. But I think it does mean that I wont be able to make it to Patagonia before winter. And that bums me out but it also doesn't put the pressure on me to make time to get down there quickly.
    I just need to plan one day at a time. Because, in the end, everything changes.....nit fault to yourself. You just need to be flexible and roll with the punches.
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    Lake Nicaragua is huge. It takes up a good portion of the country. Right now I am on a beach watching the waves break in the Pacific Ocean. The lake is only about 10 miles away. It creates this wind that blows off shore here......great for surfing but it blows so hard, it is a sand storm on the beach.
    It has been like that every day so far.
    So again.......the beaches here are fine for surfing.......not so good for sunbathing.
    Plus the water is 10 degrees colder than El Salvador.
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    Ed, wouldn't it cost more to stay in CR than the extra for the flight and get there sooner? Just sayin'.
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    Logically......yes
    But I am looking forward to slowing the place down and enjoying Costa Rica and Panama more
    Plus I can take my time thru Colombia too
    a lot of other riders I bump in to are rushing thru each country and are missing out on the experience.
    For me, it is less a motorcycle ride and more of an opportunity to explore the world.
    Patagonia will be waiting for me and when I do make it there, I wont want to be rushing thru it.
  19. flyingdutchman177

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    I made it in to Costa Rica yesterday.
    The border crossing was time consuming but without any adversity.
    It was getting dark so I pulled in to Santa Rosa National Park and camped there
    Lots of aigns and good roads are making it easy to find my way around CR

    Next stop, the beach
    Looks like my tent will be getting more use here are there are lots more opportunities to camp here
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    Thanks for all the goods stuff, enjoy:d
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