WANTED: South America Locals for Beds, Beers, and Strange Conversation!

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by porkandcorn, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

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    hola!

    just started a 4-month trip through chile, argentina, uruguay, brazil, peru, bolivia, ecuador, and columbia on my triumph tiger 800xc. i'm looking for local south american ADV'ers who are interested in meeting up for a drink, showing me around your city/town, or giving advice about good roads or points of interest. i like food, beer/wine, and good parties.

    estoy a punto de empezar un viaje de cuatro meses a través del chile, de la argentina, de uruguay, del brasil, de perú, de bolivia, de ecuador, y de colombia en me triumph tiger 800xc. estoy buscando a ADV'ers suramericano local que está interesado en una bebida, mostrarme alrededor de su ciudad/pueblo, o el donante de consejo sobre los buenos caminos o puntas del interés. me gusto de la comida, de la cerveza/vino, y fiestas buenas.

    here is my ride report:
    www.porkandcorn.com

    will be in these cities in the next few weeks:

    argentina/uruguay: buenos aires, montevideo, punta del este, chuy
    brasil: porto alegre, sao jose dos ausentes, floripa, passo fundo, uruguaiana
    argentina: santa fe, cordoba,


    thanks!!!!
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  2. mrtuc

    mrtuc Adventurer

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    I live in Tucuman, north of Argentina. according to your itinerary you won´t came near. But if you are planing to visit Tucuman Salta o Jujuy (where there are "Los Valles Calchaquies", "La Quebrada de Humauaca" and many other fantastic places to know in bike) I can find you hosting, show you the city and giving advice about good roads or points of interest.
    Also, a friend and me are going to make te "Paso de San Francisco" on march 9, visiting Copiapo, Bahia Ingleses, La Serena, and returning by the "Paso de Aguas Negras", to San Juan where we are going to visit Parque Talampaya. (Honda Transalp and KTM adventure)
    I also I know florianopolis (the north beach (Canasvieras, Juerer, Cashoerias, Lagoinia, Playa Ingleses y Playa Brava) are a mini argentina). I strongly recommend that in your return to argentina, go to Misiones and visit de "Cataratas del Iguazu" one of the most beatiful places you can Know in the world.
    For any questions I am available
    Marcos
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  3. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

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    in buenos aires for a week if anyone wants to meet up.
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  4. miguelitro

    miguelitro Chuchaqui

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    let me know when you are in my area.
    Mike
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  5. Sandino

    Sandino Been here awhile

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    You got a friend in Paraguay :freaky
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  6. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    I'm 600 km north from Ushuaia
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  7. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Curious why you skipped past Mendoza ... and N. Argentina? Do you plan to cover the North after B.A.? Skipping the South as well? No Ushuaia and S. Chile too?

    Pretty sure you could make most of it on your Tiger. But the North can be HOT now ... I'd do the South NOW and the North like in March. I loved the north of Argentina.

    Anyway, good luck. Great pics! ... and great Dakar experience! LUCKY!
    Rubber Side Down! :clap
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  8. NicolasR

    NicolasR Adventurer

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    I live in Medellin, Colombia. I will be gald to ride around the city with you and show you some interesting places. Also, I could help you with a riding route in Colombia so you ride through the most baeutiful places of my country!!!!

    Nicolas
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  9. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

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    thanks!

    NicolasR: i'll send a PM when i am closer. thank you so much! i will happy ride with you in your country.

    ADVgrifter: yes, i am going to return to SA to do patagonia another time. for now, i only have 4 months, and want to see 8 countries, so i have to split my time. i will return to mendoza via cordoba in a couple of weeks, then start heading north.

    manolito & sandino: too bad! i won't make it to your areas in this trip, but maybe in the next! thanks for the offers!

    miquelitro: i will be in salinas in april! i will see you then!
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  10. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Sounds good! Do you plan to leave your bike somewhere along the way North, then return later? That's my plan if I can pull it off. But my bike is only worth a couple grand. Import paperwork is a bit of a challenge on this.

    Very nice coverage of B.A. ! Probably my favorite city in the world ... btw ... by now I'm sure you figured out it's just a bit bigger than Portland :lol3
    Hope Tango lessons are going well.

    The Portenos have their own language ... lots of weird slang not heard in the rest of Argentina. I hung out with Portenos and flew all over Antarctica with Argentine Air Force. A great experience. Now, Argentinian Spanish is the most easy for me to understand. (my Spanish is not great anyway)

    Looking forward to more reports as you head North! Anxious to see how your Tiger holds up to all the abuse.
    !Que le via bien!
    Suerte!
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  11. porkandcorn

    porkandcorn FortesFortunaAdiuvat

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    hey i'm in santa fe, argentina, headed to cordoba, mendoza, then north toward tucaman and crossing into chile on ruta 60/paso san francisco. then off toward bahia inglesa, pan de azucar, antofagasta, and eventually atacama.

    let me know if anyone is around or near that path and let's get together for a beer!

    blogging my south america adventure here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853603

    f
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  12. stovepipe

    stovepipe Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys.

    I'm in Rio Gallegos right now and hopefully heading south to Ushuaia soon.

    I hope to meet some of you guys soon. I'll be in the Ushuaia area for awhile and then heading back north sticking close to Chile but on the Argentinian side. Then over to BsAs by April. After that the plans are wide open. I will definitley reach out to you guys when I am coming your way.

    A little about me. I am riding a 2001 KLR 650 from San Francisco. I actually started this grand trip by splitting a shipping container with Fritz from LA to Valparaiso. Great times! Miss you man! I have at least 5 more months to explore South Am, if not a year.

    My rear suspension lost all of its oil about a week ago, so I'm trying to sort that bit out. But all is well.
    Any and all advice would be much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Bear aka Stovepipe
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  13. Sandino

    Sandino Been here awhile

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    Enjoy the trip
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  14. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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