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Old 15 Oct 2006
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La Mesilla crossing

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Rick McDermed here. I am (and maybe two others if we make contact tonight in San Cristobal de las Casas) crossing into Guat tomorrow at La Mesilla. I think I was just behind you yesterday. I stopped to talk to the German couple in the overland van and they said someone or two from Washington had just left them two minutes ago. I stayed and talked to them for 20 minutes so didn't catch up. Maybe I'll see you on the road. You going thru El Salvador or bypass?
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They must have seen someone else from Washington. I'm travelling solo. I was in Pelenque for a few days, then Comitan on Thursday and Friday.
I crossed at Mesilla this a.m. - 15 minutes on the Mexico side to get stamped out and spend the last of my pesos, 15 minutes to get to the Guat border post, another 30 minutes to get proper paper. Cost me 12.40 Qetzals for the fumigation, 41Q for the bike import.

Buy gas on the Mexico side.

I'm hanging in Quetzaltenango for a bit, for some needed Spanish. Maybe I'll see you pass through?
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Best I´ve had since leaving the USA, but after drinking the piss water stuff all through Central America my abilty to handle the real thing seems to be compromised. A bit of sage advice: Never try to match drinks with an Irish lass in a British pub in Ecuador.
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Great and company albert. A real british brew pub is a rare sight down here.

My SecaII is still running but i havent made it very far. I should be in Cuenca for another 6months / year teaching and ill defiantly be back Quito to buy you a .


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Hello boys and girls my name is Albert and I own the only Brewpub in Ecuador.All the ingredients are British and we do a Scottish heavy ale,an India pale ale,a stout which is better than the usual boring tat and a Czech style lager and to go with it a rare old variety of pub meals.
Oh and I also have a KTM950 Adventure and my shiny new Husqvarna 610 sm for playing the fool in town,I,ve been about a bit in Ecuador Colombia and Peru and in the last couple of months I,ve been visited by two Yamaha Diversions would you belive two BMW1150,s two BMW 1200,S and yesterday two Yamaha TTR600,s and I,ve helped a few get a hold of tyres and bits and bobs as I know the local bike shops and so on.
So if you fancy a pint a bit of scoff or need a bit of advice or just want to make a lost Scotsman happy,drop by to
THE TURTLES HEAD
LA NIÑA 626 Y JUAN LEON MERA
LA MARISCAL
QUITO
We,re one block from the hotel Marriot
Hope to see you there!!!

your pub sounds great...Id like to drop in one day!!How did you end up in Quito? that sounds interesting!
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How did I end up in Quito? that,s a long story,give me a couple days to think up a concise version of the strange story of an old despatcher or better still get down here and get the aural version and save me a load of one handed typing!!
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One handed typing? I don't want to know what you're doing with the other hand when online. Evening, Albert, how the hell is it? Still got the Blade and the Camaro? Found a space for that portrait? Bout time I came back down for another month or so of Llama Negra and ribs, I reckon.

Best Pub in Ecuador? No doubt. Top Ten in Latin America? Absolutely. The Turtle's Head makes a top Quito HQ - Bert knows his stuff and runs a great bar.

Say 'hello fajer' to Roland if he's still around, will ya?

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Talking I'll second that...

I managed to see Dan dance after a few ales at the Turtles head. Now that is worth paying money for - the is that good.

It is a superb pub. Albert is a gent - the atmosphere unique in that part of the world, you cannot go through Quito without a visit....or ten.

I'm missing a decent pint large - not much around here.

Good to hear from you here Albert, it brought back some good memories.
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looking forward to a cold one....

albert,

we've made it to nicaragua, costa rico tomorrow and so on and so on.....hope to be in quito by Nov 21st. we could use the the following help....

need a shipping address to get some parts sent to - anyway we can send them to you and you hold them for us?

how bout a good 'value' place to stay in quito. we'll be there at least a week, and want to do the galapogos (sp?) islands as well.

my choice will be a pint of your thickest, heaviest, blackest brew you have...

hope to see you soon.

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Rick:
They must have seen someone else from Washington. I'm travelling solo. I was in Pelenque for a few days, then Comitan on Thursday and Friday.
I crossed at Mesilla this a.m. - 15 minutes on the Mexico side to get stamped out and spend the last of my pesos, 15 minutes to get to the Guat border post, another 30 minutes to get proper paper. Cost me 12.40 Qetzals for the fumigation, 41Q for the bike import.

Buy gas on the Mexico side.

I'm hanging in Quetzaltenango for a bit, for some needed Spanish. Maybe I'll see you pass through?

rick and quastdog...my wife and i are the aforementioned folks from washington....in nicaragua now, hooked up with nickdude from oakland on the klr...should hit panam within a week...where are you guys at?

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rick and quastdog...my wife and i are the aforementioned folks from washington....in nicaragua now, hooked up with nickdude from oakland on the klr...should hit panam within a week...where are you guys at?

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Still in Xela learning Espanol. I´m planning on a year in South America, another few years after that getting the rest of the way around the world. I guess I´ll see you two later, or not.
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albert,

we've made it to nicaragua, costa rico tomorrow and so on and so on.....hope to be in quito by Nov 21st. we could use the the following help....

need a shipping address to get some parts sent to - anyway we can send them to you and you hold them for us?

how bout a good 'value' place to stay in quito. we'll be there at least a week, and want to do the galapogos (sp?) islands as well.

my choice will be a pint of your thickest, heaviest, blackest brew you have...

hope to see you soon.

mark
Yep no problem,the full address is at the start of the thread,but if I were you I,d be using DHL or some other reputable agency as the local post can be a bit tricky,if you need somewhere to stay Ricardo Rocco,s place ismentioned in the HUBB somewhere,but there,s a ton of cheap places around here anyway and if you,re staying for a week negociate a lower priceright from the get-go and if parking,s tricky you can allways leave them at the pub!
Good luck and see you soon and enjoy the pleasures of Colombia Carajo!!!
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I managed to see Dan dance after a few ales at the Turtles head. Now that is worth paying money for - the is that good.

It is a superb pub. Albert is a gent - the atmosphere unique in that part of the world, you cannot go through Quito without a visit....or ten.

I'm missing a decent pint large - not much around here.

Good to hear from you here Albert, it brought back some good memories.
Nice to hear from you and Dan after all this time,got rid of the Fireblade,fantastic piece of machinery but highly innapropriate for the surroundings,I,ve now got a KTM 950 ADV and been getting around a bit myself,Peru Colombia and of course Ecuador,Oh yeah just bought a Husky 610 sm for being a twat around town and pissing off superbikes on the local windy roads,they don,t know what hit,em
Now after posting on the HUBB i,m seeing tons of bikes passing through but you boys were the first,I,m putting together a portrait wall of all the biker types who,ve been through the pub so send your photos to theturtleshead@hotmail.com and I,ll stick you up and not just for money this time
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so albert your against tacos!!! Im coming down in a few weeks. I need a good .. Do you guys serve bangers and mash...
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just been in Albert´s pub, It´s awesome. Really nice and friendly place.The is great.He´s such a funny guy. I enjoyed a lot. THANKS ALBERT!!
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