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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Jul 18, 2012.
this is 3 of the riders, Ryan, Dylan and phil
Hola Paul, if you see Phil again, (Yellow 2012 V Strom) pass on my regards from me, (David from Vancouver BC), do you know if he has a blog?
BTW awesome RR and the photos are spectacular, nice job.
sending you a PM with the info, he is leaving cartagena tomorrow heading south
Still enjoying the awesome photographs! Keep up the great work.
outrageously poor, but all very happy, almost everyone was smiling until i pointed a camera at them, the kids love it to see their photo, they smiled at everything
thanks man, glad to see you are still enjoying the images
yeah, man.... you gotta great eye, take some great pics.... please keep it up!...
Lovin the report Paul. Check it everyday to see what's new with you. Thanks for all the time and work to share your awesome journey with us. The only way most of us will ever see and learn about these countries is though people like you. Thanks.
It sounds like your crossing was pretty "interesting" with the big swells and welding of engine valves to get you to Cartagena!!
I think you must have stayed at a different island to us on the first night - I don't recognize the toilet......ours was slanting more into the sea
We are in Ecuador now, heading to Peru in the next week. Where are you off to next?
Amazing photos as always, but a couple on the previous page really stand out and should probably get entered in a photo contest. National Geo, etc. The thatched hut at the tip of the island/peninsula or the sunset canoe with the bird overhead. If you put that one on Smugmug for sale I'll be your first customer.
Where are you at present. My bike is in Cartagena and I'm flying tomorrow to pick it up.
Your photos are getting progressively better.
I am on a round the world trip on a KLR650 with my girlfriend.
Lots of great info here. We are going through Mexico then Cuba and central and south america next. Any advice?
What about going to cuba with vs. without the bike? We also want to couchsurf in Cuba which we hear is illigal.
how long in advance did you have to book the Stahlratte to be onboard on the date you picked?
you know i hear that from a lot of people, but it is a lot cheaper to travel than most think, for example the last four months is averaging around $45 a day, and honestly i am living pretty well and haven't camped for months, and i usually wild camp a lot, if i was doing that then i would be around the $30 a day range...something to think about
thanks for coming a long for the ride...P
yea the seas were the worst they can ever remember...lots of seasick people, eating hardly anything...the motor was a problem, yes i fixed it but it was basically a patch to get us in, we drifted for almost four hours whilst i was working on it!!! they have new parts ordered and hopefully they will come in soon as i have to get back on to go to Cuba, so i am mosre interested than most
right now i'm in VZ, amazingly cheap, got free gas and a hotel room for $6, but more on that later...you will love Peru
WOW thanks for that...Nat Geo asked me to submit a photo last month, i'll let you know if it gets published, it was one from Mexico...drop me an email and i can send you some other images, i took of that, i had about 5 or 6 taken around the same time, then you can choose, they maybe another that you like more as i don't post all my photos here
right now in VZ, heading further east tomorrow towards Valencia....i guess that photography degree of mine is coming in useful after all now i'm taking a little time out to shoot
the stahlratte is going to Cuba twice next year, once in feb and again april, but i did hear there is a boat that goes from somewhere near Cancun that a lot of Mexican roders use, if you are not on a US passport then that is probably a better option as then it would be open and up to you when to return, you can rent bikes in Cuba if you wanted but i wanted the freedom of my own ride...internet is basically non existant and kind of illegal except in larger hotels so i guess that would mean couch surfing is too? not too sure on that, you need to stay in Casa particulars, basically in people house who have a permit to house tourists, if they don't have that right, you and them can get in big trouble
read about scams regarding casa particulars as i have heard there are quite a few different ones happening right now, i will be able to tell you more when i get back in March if you haven't headed there already
i contacted them initally in July to sail for December, they told me they are booked thru end of Feb, but they always have a standby list, and there are other boats running too, the independence, is the one people talk about but i have no info on it, best place to check on that would be HU