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Old 29 Sep 2008
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On detachment to Arica, Chile

Hi guys,

Going to Arica, Chile for 3 weeks from 25 October 2008 until the 16th of November.

I'll be working out of the airport with a bunch of aviation engineers and other riff raff, so if you have any mechanical issues I'm sure we can sort something out...

If there's anyone out there around that time and wants to speak some English or Dutch and have a cold of course be sure to drop me an email. It's always nice to talk to other travellers on the road....

Sadly I won't be on the bike this year. But I have got plans to go back to Chile in 2009 with the bike.

Don't be shy now.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Mark,

Sorry no one has written in a week. So I will write to keep this thread near the top so people have a chance to see it for the next 2 weeks.

I lived in the jungle of Peru many years as a "tourist", meaning that every 6 months I would have to "leave the country" to "re-set" my "tourist" visa. Believe it or not, Arica was the quickest place to do that even tho I was less than 100 miles from Cruzeiro do Sul ! I have been to Arica now 5 times and have enjoyed the place greatly, the market places, the railroad tracks by the sea, and the small plazas.

Actually, an aviation hangar is one of the best moto shops anywhere due to the cleanliness and the materials and equipment available (bring your OWN nuts and bolt tho, as EVERYTHING there will be grade 8, fine thread, SAE bolts!) Here's a pix of my son and I's total moto repair in Cuiaba, Brazil at a missionary centers hangar (he even had had a crash 1,500 km before) and the treatment was great!
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Are you still in Arica bartman?

am stopping over for a night or 2 on the way to uruguay!

so if you ar earound drop me an email or reply here.

i donĀ“t suppose i can turn up at the airport and find you , assuming the security works.

cheers
mike
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