Starting my journey in late August/September from Colombia

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by mopulga, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. mopulga

    mopulga Been here awhile

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    I will start my journey in late August (bike officially arrives to Cartagena August 30.) :clap

    If any of you are around, please message me.

    Bike: DR650

    Plan to spend about a month in Colombia and then to Ecuador for about 1 1/2 months. I don't have a true itinerary and will figure it out once I am there.

    I speak spanish and plan to be on the budget side of things.

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  2. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Buen Viaje! Saludos, Jim
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  3. renimus

    renimus n00b

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    I'm in Nicaragua now and plan to be there around same time. Keep me posted if you're in Colombia for a while. You can contact me here or through me blog that desperately needs to be updated;
    www.mototripsouth.com
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  4. Dr. Benny

    Dr. Benny Enjoying the Journey

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    Have a great ride! Suerte Amigo.
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  5. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    Spend as much time as you can in Colombia. It's beautiful and a rider's paradise.
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  6. mopulga

    mopulga Been here awhile

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    It has been amazing so far!
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  7. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    I am looking for partners to drive to Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas. Drop a PM if interested to meet. I am in Bogota, I am Colombian USA citizen.
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  8. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    Where are ya?
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  9. BobinBahia

    BobinBahia Lifelong M.I.A.

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    Same here: around mid September (Colombia start south, budget, Spanish/Portuguese, open itinerary....)
    In So Cal trying to decide whether to buy a KLR here and Air Freight down....

    ........... or buy a "travel bike" in South America.

    Anyone, might it work to "just go" and find travel bike in Colombia this time 'on the fly' this time of year?
    BTW, is it easier to locate a travel bike elsewhere in South America?

    Thanks for all advice.
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  10. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    Motolombia is your man!
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  11. BobinBahia

    BobinBahia Lifelong M.I.A.

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    Thanks for that. In touch with Mike to try to sort out legal doubts about a bike with expired import permit.
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