Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Here are the 3 wines that I bought.........................kidding. I wish!!!!
    And if you know your wine, you would know that each of these wines are well over a $1000 each!
    With the Screaming Eagle going for over $5000.
    It's a California Cult wine.
    The other 2 are French First Growth Bordeaux

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  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    These girls worked for coke. They were passing out free Cokes for anyone that would play hopscotch with them.
    They were actually out of Cokes but I played anyway.
    I am just a big kid

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  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Check out this crazy building.
    It makes sense as each floor as its own balcony

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  4. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    Near where I staying, they had a fresh seafood market.
    I had fresh ceviche and coctels for dinner....yum!

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  5. flyingdutchman177

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    And after dinner, I stopped by a micro brewery and had some good beers for a change. They had a pale ale and a porter that were pretty good. I chatted with a couple blokes from Australia and later a gal from France.
    The gal from France was not all that attractive but she got a lot better looking when she told me that she was a contortionist (spelling??) for the circus
    LOL
    Well, she also told me that she had a BF, so I never got to see how flexible she was.
    Ha!

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  6. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I am sure my trip sounds like all fun.
    But it is not all fun.
    I am staying at a $13 a night hotel with shared rooms.
    I slept in the top bunk in a bed with plastic covering the thin mattress and dirty sheets.
    The room was hot and without air conditioning.
    The guys in the room slept during the day and were awake at night.
    The street was noisy and smelled like urine.
    But I had a few beers so I fell right to sleep anyway.
    I didn't shower.
    I stink so bad. I am actually surprised that anyone actually talks to me.
    I haven't put on deodorant in weeks.
    I haven't changed my shirt or clothes in a week (since I got to Panama).
    It is hard to find good food to eat.
    The hotel included breakfast for $13. I thought it was good deal until I found out that breakfast was a piece of toast, a banana, a slice of bologna (spelling?) and a slice of America cheese.
    I am heading to San Blas this morning to catch my boat to Colombia tomorrow.
    I think I will put on a fresh shirt, take a shower and shave, get a real breakfast and get out there at make it a great day.
  7. Wimke1971

    Wimke1971 Adventurer

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    Just read the whole report!!! in 4 days! between things and work!
    AWESOME!!!!! great adventure!!!!!

    women can suck! you can see that both ways!
    when you are in Belgium! you can stay at my place! allways welcome! i'll show you around! have a gs too!
    cu!
  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    I will see you there
    I was drinking beer from Belguim last night
    Love it
  9. quimexa

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    Up that spirit Lalo!!!!!!! just think about the things that are coming, dream about it and you will see that you will be transported from where you are to anywhere.......

    Courage to move forward!!! :freaky


  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Adventurer

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    My spirits are up
    I just wanted to point out that it is not easy.
    I have not had a hot shower in a while
    I have a sore on my leg that got infected and it filled up with PUss.
    I have so many bug bites
    A jellyfish got me while surfing
    But I would not trade this adventure or experience for anything.
    I just wanted to point out to all listening that it is not easy living on the road by motorcycle.
    Sometimes I might make it seem easy with all the fun stuff I do, but there is a dark side that often gets neglected UN my reports. So I just want everyone to hear the whole story in case they are contemplating such a trip.
    Oj, gotten head to Carti and figure out how in the hell I am going to get my big heavy bike in one of those little launch boats and how they are going to get it in to the sailboat.
    Here goes
    I will give a full report when I can
  11. Scubalong

    Scubalong Long timer

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    Bordeaux Centimilion is the best:evil
    Have a safe trip to Columbia, I heard the women there are prutty and there are a lot of Guerrilla:rofl
  12. qman67

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    Unfortunately I know this smell and have clear memories of having to share a tent with it on the central coast of Cali. I was impressed when I saw the pictures of the flight attendants and then the german adventurer but now I am very impressed knowing that you got pictures with them despite the aroma!!!! Think of the tallent you might land if you bought one less bottle of wine and instead bought some old spice:D. But maybe you're on to something? Maybe the stank has some love potion quality for the opposite sex? I hope it stays fun for the whole trip as I am very much enjoying reading about it! Take care!
  13. Wimke1971

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    Belgium beer is the best of the world!!! we live near a beer restaurant where they have 200 different beers!
    so, you are welcome!
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    Lalo, enjoy man it's a great report and we're all enjoying it very much. more pics of those hotties! that one you bought the hammock from was a winner for sure! hope you were able to negotiate a good deal....
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    Met him on the CDT in 2009 -Mike
  16. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    You sound good Lalo, and it sounds like you even smell better!

    i hear you. Living off a bike - day after day - is not easy- at all!

    That was one fine German chick BTW. Always had a thing for european women. They can have an innate sexiness matched with culture and a cool outlook on life. Enjoy dude!
  17. TigerMike

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    Central America is one thing, but getting to South America was a journey not many could do. Incredible story!! :freaky
  18. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Reminds me of a hostel in Amsterdam...:lol3

    Extremes are part of the adventure when traveling....Always nice thinking that down the road things will be better and worse.

    Like the 5 star place in Costa Rica. They would have to throw me out of there.

    Looking forward to your run through Colombia. Cooler weather and letting the bug bites heal up. Then there is the girls..:wink:
  19. gbacque

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    Hint about hammocks. If you are not using a sleeping bag (as in way to hot for anything) then spray down the outside of the hammock with bug dope. Because you are pressed against the bottom bugs can bite right through it.

    Pitch it high and then get in. Lay there for a few seconds then get out and re-tighten. Get in one more time to make sure it holds before unpacking sleeping bag and such.

    Now I want to see some single tree pitches on the beach. :deal Palms that curve down would work the best. Camping hammocks are more comfortable if you can pitch them tight.
  20. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Lalo,

    Good stuff keep the RR coming and stay safe,

    Mark
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