Shipping agent Ushuaia

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by TUCKERS, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Osvaldo Lavado, 548 Fuegio Basket, Ushuaia, Argentina.

    osvaldoelavado@speedy.com.ar

    You can go to his house, meet his lovely family.

    He arranges container shipping to many ports and does customs paperwork.

    You can store your bike with him.

    Solid gold.
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  2. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Thanks! I might look him up!
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  3. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    You ought to. Just go and say hello and let others know this guy is a gem and for real.

    He has major confidence and tells me he has shipped to Africa and Europe as well.

    After going to his own home we went to his father and mothers home up the hill in centro Ushuaia. Very re-assuring. He came highly recommended from the Hamburg Sud office in Ushuaia.
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  4. Vin

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    Hey Tuckers...
    I've been skipping around your thread with hopes to sometime sit down and go end to end.
    I'm putting all the pieces together for a Central/South America trip in 2016. The biggest issue so far is getting my employer to let me dissapear for 6 months.
    My current plan is ship to Valpraiso and ride North (well, Patagonia, Argentina, then north). Starting in November, getting back to Colorado late April.
    You've navigated the continent now. Seen the sights, the people, the weather. Is there a decent argument for going south vs. north? Heat and rain are my biggest concerns. Any thoughts?
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  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    It's difficult for me to argue either way. Our total and single agenda was to ride to Ushuaia from Los Angeles.

    Chile and Argentina cost us a lot more $ than elsewhere, so that's a factor.

    Patagonia is everything and more, worth the expense.

    Ruta 40 didn't live up to it's reputation for me.

    I'd say your ride is sound if you are not bothered about reaching 'the end'

    Going north from Val is all good. We loved Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Not so the cities, we tried to stay away.

    Central America was great. The borders are tedious, but worth it.


    You will miss the Carratera Austral....which is a BIG reason why many choose to go that far south.

    try Villakunterbunt in Val for shipping options and hostal/hostel/hotel
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  6. bananaman

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    It's easier to wait for your bike at home than in SA.
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  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    it's not so easy...........................:cry
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    It's not uncommon for riders to arrive in Chile and find put that their bike isn't there, or it's stuck in port, or a shipper didn't do some obscure paperwork you properly and then they end up wasting days or even weeks trying to get the bike out of hock.

    If you ride down, you can ride into Dakar Motos and hand Sandra your keys and $1500-$2000 cash and she'll take care of everything.
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