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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.
And apparently for Pearl Harbour
"The Davenport facility was originally built to supply cement for the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor."
Howzit. Had lunch a little while ago with your Sister and Brother in Law. The beer was cold.
If and when, shout when you're in the Mother City again.
Duuuuude!!! Howzit going?
Damn man, missing you lot a lot
If Zuma and kie does not fuck up ZA more we can keep going in which case hopefully we can go on for for longer. So might not make it to Kaapstad in a while. But for fucking sure will let you know when we get to the Kaap again!
Cartagena - Colombia
Cartagena is the city where our shipping container is going to drop our bikes and cars. Cartagena is a fresh new hell, it is as hot as Panama with an added dose of crazy drivers and loads of people.
"Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena de Indias was built on the site of an abandoned Amerindian village, known as Calamarí, located on a small island of the same name. ... After becoming governor, he established himself in the village of Calamarí and founded Cartagena.
One of the most beautiful cities in Colombia, with over a million inhabitants living right on the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena de Indias, or simply, Cartagena, was named after the famous Spanish City of Cartagena which, in turn, takes its name from Carthage, the great merchant city that once rivaled Rome itself.""
It sure is a beautiful city but for sure not ONE of the most, it might be on the lower end of the list of beautiful cities. The city is a mad hatter buzz of activity. It is loud, vibrant and colourful with a bit of a modern day pirate feeling to it. As with Cuba, Cartagena has a bit of that sexy, saucy hot salsa sweaty thing going for it. Women love dressing and just a tad sensuous and men love looking. I think best to describe it that of those romantic women books. Okay I maybe going off a bit here.
There's also the new part of Cartagena which is more Panama and all corporate suite.
We needed to get out of the city. It was too big and noisy and we wanted to hit the coast with beers and sun. Luckily our shipping agents were quite clued up and cool and helped us clear all the bikes and cars in two days. Which allowed us to explore the old city and some of the newer areas around.
Vegan butcheries all over the place.
" India Catalina (1495–1529), was an indigenous woman from the Colombian Atlantic coast, who accompanied Pedro de Heredia and played a role in the Spanish conquest of Colombia, acting as interpreter and intermediary. In Colombia today, India Catalina remains as an icon of the pacification of the Pre-Colombian inhabitants.
Catalina was abducted in 1509 by Spanish conqueror Diego de Nicuesa from an indigenous settlement known as Zamba o Galerazamba, where she was the daughter of the local chief. She was sent to Santo Domingo, where she learned the Spanish language and adopted the Catholic religion. Pedro de Heredia required her to serve as an interpreter to the Native Americans. Afterwards, she married Alonso Montañez, Pedro de Heredia's nephew.
The events of the Spanish conquest in the area of modern Cartagena ended with the complete annihilation of the Calamari people, which happened while she was enslaved and abducted by the Spaniards."
Love that pic of the guy checking out the talent and the “after” shot of him grinning. Classic!
random hot chicks again!
Morning Michnus, still here in Jo,burg great time of year to be here, the Vallies have gone to the Coast and the Indians to Durb's, no longer employed so have just rebuilt the 1150's gearbox and may go riding. I need to avoid these people trying to employ me.
@Welshman, Jo'burg must be a joll now that the place is empty and the coast and the Kaap have to deal with their bullshit
Have you retired or they asked you to go sit and drink beer instead? It is in any case better, hauling ass on your 1150 is way more fun than working... Embrace the Lifestyle of the Unemployed
We got a 6 months visa for Colombia and no time to spare. Head out of Cartagena towards a coastal town South closer to the Panama/Colombia border to go check out a Donkey festival and then Mompos, sort of a religious gathering in the a small old style colonial village. Not that we are religious it is just that festival is a bit of thing with them.
Saturday and Sunday is festival day and people cruising the street with the family. All very relax and a laid back thing.
Blue crabs for sale.
Rock'in the scooter!
They asked me to go sit and drink beer for two months after which I am retired, good job I have the 1150 as I drove the company Mercedes into the garage wall yesterday.
YES!, Colombian Gals on bikes!
Great pic's, thanks.
Damn! that's a shit one. Did the airbags pop?
There's a few more, but you know in this day and age of being offended so easily I thought it best not to upset people
We want to be offended!
They nearly banned me the last time
Nope, no air bags but its parked in the driveway until new year. pics please.
Oh yes, we just had Xmas dinner, wife is German so its on Xmas eve, it was 26C outside at 19:30 and humid, inside it was a killer, pool temp is about 27C so you can imagine.