Pages Navigation Menu

Viewing the World from a Two-Wheeled Perspective

The Most Magical Place on Earth: Valle de Corcora

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | 1 comment

February 3, 2010 I had a great time in Manizales with Adolfo. It was fun to walk around together, and nice to get to know him a bit (finally! we’d been so busy we did not have much time to talk until yesterday) Today he wanted to visit a friend in Periera…we decided to ride together to Periera, but I was undecided about what to do… Adolfo had three weeks to toodle around Colombia and Ecuador, and I needed to head south if I was going to beat the Penguins to Tierra del Fuego. Off we went back down the mountain… PEAJE. PEAJE. There is a crazy moto-culture here…they are like swarming gnats everywhere you go. They have about the same flight patterns as gnats too–you really have to be careful! Downtown Periera, where we wait to meet Adolfo’s...

Read More

Manizales, Colombia

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | Comments Off on Manizales, Colombia

February 2, 2010 Adolfo was leaving the next morning as well. We were both headed south, and frankly I was REALLY unsettled now. I was happy to be riding with him. We met up with a friend of his, Pedro, for breakfast, and let me tell you this is the sweetest guy in the world. So helpful, SO sweet, SO adoring of is wife, I was expecting him to sprout wings and fly off like an angel. After breakfast he gave me his card and invited me back to Medellin–he would be happy to give me a really good tour. Thanks Pedro! Pedro (L) and Adolfo (R) at breakfast Breakfast! Fried bananas (Yum) Fried Eggs (Greasy) Fried Pork Rind (Uck) Lime Sausage Luckily this wasn’t my breakfast 🙂 Back on the road, now heading South. Yes, this is a...

Read More

My Quick Tour of Medellin

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | Comments Off on My Quick Tour of Medellin

January 31, 2010 We walked to the train station Which is the public transport system. For $1 we rode all the way to where the the MetroCable connect and took the cable cars up up and above the city. Medellin was promoting cleanliness, and let me tell you: It is the cleanest City I have every been in, and I am usually a harsh critic of cities. It is DEFINITELY cleaner than NY City–we could learn a lot from these folks!!! Medellin is the former drug capital of Colombia, but it seemed pretty tranquilo from my vantage point. Other travelers reported having a really good time there. My buddy Adolfo and I. Our hosts Jose and Patricia. The cable cars DO take you over the poorest sections of the City…but the views are s-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r! A mural I saw from...

Read More

First days in Colombia

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Colombia, Motorcycle Vagabonding, South America | 2 comments

January 29, 2010 I admit I had a rough start to traveling in Colombia. I thoroughly enjoyed Central America, and had had the thought just before crossing over “why not just spend the second half of my trip touring back up to the USA–save South America for another trip, and this way I”ll have my way cool Twisted Bike back in the States for riding this summer…” It was also a big leap intellectually and physically–I mean, in South America is so faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar, and not so easy to turn around and just go home. Plus I confess to a certain excitement AND trepidation as I cross a border and head off into another unknown. (Every country has it’s own accent, customs, driving tempo, foods, people, moods, etc. It takes some adjustment to the new rules of travel every time...

Read More
Page 4 of 41234