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Old 18 Jan 2005
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contact details for ricardo rocco in quito

hello to all,
well i,m in panama finally and heading to quito equador. I am riding solo on a r100gs pd down to buenos aires end of march, so quite quick. I am intersted in finding out how to contact ricardo rocco for the customs process as i don,t think i want to hang around an airport too long, well who does. If anyone can help that would be great. I have already sent a message through communities to equador. i have decided to skip columbia at this point, due to flights and extra miles and so forth, and not knowing the customs process there. Atleast at the borders you have your bike, its not locked up that always scares me...... safe travelling to all.....

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Try with all of this:

Ricardo Rocco
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I shipped from panama to quito last december and ricardo recommended to use Bertha Ibarra as a customs broker.
her office is rght in front of the customs at the end of the street(dead end) right next to the airport.
beware you have to pay for the paperwork, storage and about 50US$ for the broker.don't try to do it on your one, you might end up paying up to 150US$ for customs as happed to another traveller I now.
the whole proces takes anywhere between six hours and three days.
good luck,
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thanks guys i will try that!
Yeh i hope it works out in Quito. it looks like i will be going with Cirag, as they have the cheapest quote, an unbeleivable.. $600.
I have tried to bargain with copa and many more but they want $700 min!! anyway...
Thanks again!
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thanks very much i have contacted him and will be meeting him tommorow, and hopefully get my bike out on monday!! Thanks again

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