Colombia Libre!Cartagena 2009

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by theturtleshead, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    When you get to Panama, if you don't speak spanish, go to a Farmacia, say "Moreo" "mar" and "barco" in the same sentence. The person behind the counter will take care of you.
  2. j_seguin

    j_seguin Been here awhile

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    We had meds for seasickness when we took our sailboat ride. We both still got sick, the meds made it better but it still wasn't pleasant.... especially when you had to go below decks to cook a meal for everyone
  3. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Wow, I just found this thread! Good god, I'm so excited I don't know whether to crap or go bowling. Count me in!:freaky
  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT O.G. on da O.C.

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    So are you going to ride the 990 down to Colombia?
    Sometime in July, after I return from riding in Alaska, I'll firm up the boat
    schedule and will need a head count to reserve our places.
    I'm riding out from Idaho Oct.1 riding through central Mexico and along the
    Caribbean through the rest of C.A.

    Twist it, MAX
  5. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    The 990 is long gone. I'm on an F800GS now. OMG, what a fantastic bike! I flew down to Burbank to pick it up and took my time (7 days) to return to Portland (Berdoo, Death Valley, Tonopah, Reno, Sacramento, Grants Pass, Coos Bay, and finally Portland). Since this is the prologue of the SA trip, I'm thinking of starting a RR now. Jeez, I can't wait! :deal:freaky:clap:norton

    I'm also putting pressure on some friends who don't have the time to ride down to the party, to fly down. I need to come up with some good guilt-trip ideas :lol3
  6. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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    Researching flight options from Miami. Copa is now under $400RT.
  7. ColombiaGS

    ColombiaGS Two-up in Colombia!

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    Ft. Lauderdale to Medellin (RT) runs on average $250-300.00 via Spirit Airlines.

    American Airlines runs around $400-480.00.
  8. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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    And how much more for your luggage? Or a seat on an aisle that allows you to uncoil your legs?:evil
  9. Quetzal

    Quetzal Guatemalan Import

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    Interested, very interested.....:lurk

    Let me know if you need help with the Spanish part, like translate a reply, etc.:deal
  10. enceladus

    enceladus I want off this rock

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    I'm an American Ex-Pat living in Mexico. How hard is it to get a long term visa in Colombia similar to the FM3 that I have in Mexico.
  11. enceladus

    enceladus I want off this rock

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  12. ColombiaGS

    ColombiaGS Two-up in Colombia!

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    So many different options that you'd have to be more specific about what you have or what type you are looking for. Easiest is to get married, have a child with someone or get a student visa. Second in line would be a pensioner's visa or investment visa. However you can stay here up to 6 months per calendar year with nothing...maybe bounce between Mexico and Colombia twice a year?
  13. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    I,ll be spending more time getting this thing back on course in Medellin.The bad news is that I had to crash my Ktm and break my Fibia to get the time needed.
    Back with more news soon!!!
    Al thebarkingspider
  14. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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    Pictures?:evil
  15. Digiamo

    Digiamo Dan nyc

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    OUCH! Now that's dedication to the cause Al.
    Heal well my friend, and keep us posted.
  16. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    I'd love to attend. But, US$1500 to Columbia from Panama and return, with the bike, is a massive nut to pay.

    Any less expensive options that anyone has come up with?
  17. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    check HU board new lower price of $250 something one way, if better speak great spanish thou.

    Make it and spend it, don't regret that you didn't
  18. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Can't find it, you got linky?
  19. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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  20. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Wow. Then I read the comments and went Wow again. I may not use that technique :deal