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Around the world on a Vespa

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by s_gogos, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. rafapiloto195

    rafapiloto195 n00b

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    Damn! Amazing pics!
  2. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Thanks :-)
  3. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    The 7th episode from Paraguay is now online and has a looot of mud!

    In this episode:
    -the road is flooded
    -Mr Jose Barrios is showing us his fish
    -and Alexandra is saving Kitsos from drowning



    *don't forget to turn on the English subtitles

    :beer
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  4. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Guys here's the 8th episode of our Paraguayan mini-series!

    In this episode:
    -we're riding into puddles
    -we're taking pictures of pigs' heads
    -and we're waiting some geese to cross the road...
    :beer


    *don't forget to turn on the English subtitles!
  5. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    So here's the last episode of our Paraguayan mini series!
    In this episode we're leaving Kitsos and we're getting on a Land Rover, Alexandra is chasing away the chickens and a snake is blocking our way...



    What do you think?
    Have you visited Paraguay yet?
    Alright, I promise i'll try to stop talking about Parauay now and enjoy other countries, too :lol3
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  6. ItsNotTooLate

    ItsNotTooLate Adventurer

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    Yeah, Paraguay sucks. All those unfriendly people you keep meeting, the terrible food and one tourist trap after another, lol!!! To answer your question, I was there for about 30 minutes. From the Brazilian side of Foz do Iguaçu you can walk across a bridge into a street market where they sell everything, including motorcycle helmets for $15!!! I wanted one because in the city of Foz do Iguaçu they had motorcycle taxis. Since I don't ride (well in my dreams I do) I thought it would be fun to hop on one of those taxis but I didn't want to wear the provided and probably smelly and dirty helmet they give you. After watching those moto taxis zip around I decided that even though I don't ride, I'd probably be safer if I rented a motorcycle and hit the road myself :-) So basically I'm seeing Paraguay through the lense of your camera. Keep the vids coming!!!
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  7. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    Great as always
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  8. SOLOKLR

    SOLOKLR Back to work

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    I love the videos! If you come to the United States, the first beer is on me, or whatever coffee you want.
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  9. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Sorry for the late reply but I've been busy trying to break-in yet another new piston...

    Yes, Paraguay REALLY SUCKS!!! You can see it on the videos :rofl

    Though they have very cheap stuff as you mentioned. Worths a visit just for shopping!
    Anyway, if you have to jump on a mototaxi again in the future then consider buying a buff. That's what I do :brow :lol2

    We'll keep the videos coming (hopefully sometime in the near future because we also have to travel a bit).

    Cheers :beer
    Stergios
  10. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    I'm VERY HAPPY to hear that as always :D
    :beer
  11. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Thanks for telling us!!
    It's a real boost for the difficult days in front of the laptop screen!!

    We drink both coffee and beer, so depending on the time we'll arrive, we'll let you know :lol2

    :beer:beer
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  12. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Eagerly awaiting your next venture. My doors are open.
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  13. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Thanks man!!! :beer:beer
  14. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    who is preparing the cylinder for you?
  15. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Our mechanic (and I can say friend now) Gas who works for the "Motonetas Clasicas Argentina" in Buenos Aires.
  16. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    Hey gogos, are you still in contact with your 2 friends who started this trip with you? How are they doing? :)
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  17. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Yes, we are still in contact. They are both well. The one lives in Greece and the other now works/lives in Germany.
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  18. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    In 2020, may all the roads be open and the hearts be warm for everyone!

    nye-1.jpg
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  19. s_gogos

    s_gogos Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, how are you?
    It's been a while since the last time.
    How are you? Is everyone OK?

    We are both fine, "stuck" in Argentina but we managed at last to make a new video!
    Self quarantine at home = More videos
    The positive side of coronavirus :lol3

    In this episode I'm moaning for 45 minutes about all those "professional" Vespa mechanics (and other stuff) we encountered on our trip...

    Enjoy and stay safe!



    Cheers,
    Stergios
  20. johnnybgood8

    johnnybgood8 Been here awhile

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    I just saw video on youtube :) I trying to get to my crib on Danube river, enjoying time alone and waiting for this crap to end so can countinue with my life :/
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