The Wife takes on Chlamydia. A South American Retrospective

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ChrisUK, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Vila de Leyva, Colombia. At the market and around town

    As promised/ threatened, here are more pictures with captions. This time from Vila de Leyva, a short hop north of Bogota. No bike pictures on this biking website. Muy tres bad, disculpe! Just daily life in Colombia, people, markets, a horse taking a dump in a wedding photoshoot and a dinosaur! Pictures in no particular order, just the order I took them...


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    They said "Set up a stall on the way to the market, and the people will come..." On the way up to the market



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    It's Friday, so it must be fish



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    Waiting for the hoards



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    Presentation is important. Or not



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    Too early for a smile



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    Busier now. It's nearer to lunchtime



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    The lunch stall: Not necessary a place for vegetarians or vegans...



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    Smells great



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    I'll have a dozen apples and 4 avocados, Senora!



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    Vege seller: Still dressed from last night's pumping the tunes in the nightclub. It's important to be cool



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    My favourite picture from this set



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    Stray dogs



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    Happy to be at the market



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    Follow the cairns for the right direction



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    Catching up with the font of wisdom



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    It's overcast, so the hat stall is a bit quiet



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    Cool dudes on bikes get the ladies...



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    Central square. It was great sitting out here in the evenings with beer from the bottle shop, watching the world go by



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    ^^^ Wot he sed



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    Happy for the moment. You're now under her thumb!



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    Hiding in plain view. While the photographer takes wedding pictures, the chauffeur catches horse poo in a bucket!



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    Ice-cream treat



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    Dinosaur up the road. While waiting for a bus to get back to town, some locals asked if I wanted a lift... Si, muchas gracias!
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  2. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Much appreciated the time you put into this Excellent RR Mate!

    Do all the stray dogs have collars there? Seems weird...
  3. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    I'm happy that you have found the time to read this RR and give feedback.

    I recon I got it wrong with regard to the stray dog caption. Clearly if they have collars, they'll belong to someone. I have to say I didn't look closely enough at the picture, although spotting the horseman catching horse dropping in his bucket didn't slip my eye :-)

    Colombian dogs were generally well behaved, in terms of chasing motorcycles or trying to chew my ankles. Probably based on the attitude of their owners and that it's a tad too warm to be running around the roads. While Peru was my favourite country in South America, Peruvian street dogs are the worst in the world, IMHO. With very few exceptions they ran at and after me. One did misjudged his attack somewhat and got a bit too close. He ended with the steel toecap of an Alpinestars Tech 6 MX boot in his teeth. I missed the other 99%!