Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Ride Tales, Trip Reports and Stories > Ride Tales

Ride Tales An easy way to post your ride reports, whether it's a weekend ride or around the world. Please make the first words of the title WHERE the ride is. See the announcement in the forum for details on posting. Please do NOT just post a link to your site. For a link, see Get a Link.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8 Sep 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale,Forida,USA
Posts: 742
South America / On the road again

It was a long time since my last adventure , my first RTW seems now like a distant memory a dream or fantasy . But this is it , Bogota is my first destination ,my DL650 will be my ride of choice toward Terra Del Fuego . Photo and video to come . little thanks to my friends James and sanjoh for their help in preparing the bike , and many thanks to all that given me info and recommendation for this trip. Shipping was done by Gaston Miami , fellow rider and great help .
The airport info and pick up in Bogota ( a fellow rider Manuel from Chile gave me many info for this )
Here is the final instructions:

place 1: FEDEX building next to the DHL, there will be your AWB (guia area) take taxi from airport (3 mn)
Place 2: the first office to the left is your
place 3: DIAN building. this is the place where the colomnian officer
aprobe your papers
place 4: store where will be you bike
place 5: main door
process
1) go to place 2 to recover your origial AWB. you have to pay $100.000
pesos in the Popular Bank en de DIAN Building (place 3)

2) after pay, you have to ask to people in the AIR office (place 2) if
the bike was "inmobilizada" for the DIAN Officer. If it is yes, you have
to go to the second floor in the DIAN building (place 3) and ask for the
Cargo officer..with the Bike licence and your passport they release the
AWB. Probably the officer will go to check the VIN number. The officer are
not always in there desk...you have to wait until they appears

3) then go to the 3 floor to get the temporal importation permit. the
officer require original and photocopies of AWB, passport, bike licence
and SOAT (colombian vehicule insurance).

4) with the paper from step 3 (they will give you one of temporal
importation permit and 2 of check the bike), return to the place 2 (Third
windows to the left with Marta), She will give the paper and permit to
recover the bike. she will required photocopies of passport, AWB, bike
licence. The photocopy machine are in the first floor of DIAN Building
(place 3)

5) all the process in the DIAN building is free except the photocopies

6) To recover the Bike, go to the place 5 and pass the paper that Marta give you

7) The final time in the store for recover the bike is 17:30
You have to be sure that the plane departure (check in the centurion web
page) with your bike has been at least 24 hour until you go to the office
(place 2), because there is a lot of internal process before to release your AWB
that set....the people are very nice..except the DIAN officer

In my case it went well until I learned that my bike was immobilisado , so I had to wait 24 hours and fill enough paper to make you creasy and then go to a warehouse in the middle of nowhere
Attached Thumbnails
South America  / On the road again-dsc0189-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dscn0404-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dscn0406-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-place-1-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-place-3-m.jpg  

__________________
Hendi Kaf

http://Hendikaf.com

http://webbingthegood.com/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8 Sep 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale,Forida,USA
Posts: 742
Bogota

Its was while ago since my last visit to Bogota and it was a great surprise to see that the city is now very safe and clean , the people are the same friendly and helpful people that I remember and the food is still delicious. I decided to stay in the Candeleria district as its very close to all that can be seen in Bogota , not cheap but walking distance to all that I like to see so why not. The hotel Platypus is great but a bit too busy for my taste but the employees where doing anything possible to help with my bike and were more than willing to even call to get info on my status before I even arrived in Colombia , after few days of visiting the town it was about time to head to santa Marta but first stop will be the beautifull town of Chibarra .
Attached Thumbnails
South America  / On the road again-dscn0508-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dsc0094-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dsc0101-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dsc0104-m.jpg  

South America  / On the road again-dsc0137-m.jpg  

__________________
Hendi Kaf

http://Hendikaf.com

http://webbingthegood.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 Sep 2011
Grant Johnson's Avatar
HU Founder
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 1997
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 4,556
Keep it coming Hendi! Colombia is beautiful, and I'm very jealous! Enjoy the ride!
__________________
Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.

------------------------

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997!
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13 Sep 2011
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
nice pics, thanks for it!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12 Oct 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale,Forida,USA
Posts: 742
on the road

The road to Santa Marta is in great shape and we can see everywhere the effort of the Colombian wanting to make the road and country safer and more attractive to the tourist of all sort.


__________________
Hendi Kaf

http://Hendikaf.com

http://webbingthegood.com/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12 Oct 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale,Forida,USA
Posts: 742
on the road

Santa Marta itself is an OK town but for a more quiet stay you can stay just a few mile out and get a nice hotel on the sand for a better price and a lesser touristic feel.
I didn’t stay in Barranquilla even so it was on my road, the city itself is way modern and comfortable but not to my taste so Cartagena is next on my List.
Cartagena is the perfect place to stay for a little while fun and with some nice architecture and beaches all that you may want is there , prices are fair and from low to high you get what you pay for .






__________________
Hendi Kaf

http://Hendikaf.com

http://webbingthegood.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12 Oct 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale,Forida,USA
Posts: 742
On the road

ON the way to Medellin I discovered the city of Guatape , a great place for a rest , inexpensive and quiet this town will be a perfect stop for anyone wanting to chill out for few days ( only 1:30 mn from Medellin)






__________________
Hendi Kaf

http://Hendikaf.com

http://webbingthegood.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone as Mobile Broadband connection for laptop on the road - South America CameraTraveler South America 5 11 Jun 2010 23:58
Road Map for Bolivia and South America chica loca South America 4 29 Jun 2009 18:28
North and South America Road Maps tonykau Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 1 11 Sep 2008 05:25
Road Trip to South America haas1mic Travellers Seeking Travellers 7 8 Dec 2004 01:58
South America Road Maps somasized Equipment Reviews 2 12 Feb 2004 00:54

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:22.