May 18, 2006 GMT
Garden Centres

You may remember I met a couple of Colombian motorcyclists on the boat from Belem to Manuasand again in Boa Vista - this is them: Diego and Andras.

Publimotos is a magazine and TV program here about bikes, and they want to interview me, so I'll be on Colombian telly - how about that?

Colombia is still amazing me with its friendliness and hospitality - more stories than you can shake a stick at.

I'll be here in Bogotá for a couple of weeks (so you may get a bit bored) as I need to do major bike work and arrange shipping to Panama City. This continent is very hard on machinery. I've yet to meet anyone who hasn't had major problems of some sort. Rupert's more or less wrecked his bike (he's still in Ecuador), but then he clearly has some sort of death-wish.

The BMW chap here (Gustavo Johnson) is being incredibly helpful, and a fellow 1200GS owner, Pedro, is taking me out for lunch in 20 minutes. Yes, I'm reduced to accepting invitations from people I meet online.

Anyway, how can you be afraid of a country full of garden centres?

Posted by Cynthia Milton at May 18, 2006 07:36 PM GMT
 


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