January 08, 2014 GMT
otavalo and north

had a good new year night in otavalo the street partyes went on till about 2 in the morning the town was dead the next day alot of hangovers were being nuresed
on the 2nd i headed for coloumbia the boarder was a night mare it took me 4 hours to get through then i had to stop at the ist town to get insurance another hour i then road on to pasto for the night cant say much about pasto in the morning i headed for cali, cant say i liked cali it felt very unsafe police every where
and the hotel was shit so ileft at 7 the next morning heade to bogota the ride over the mountians was something else you just kept going up and up through thee cloudes then down and up again the traffic was realy someting to cope with on these mountain roads and militry evry where i stoped about 70 miles befor bogota in a smalll holiday town for 2 days hotel had a pool which was good as the temp
was in the 90s it was packed out as it was a bank hoilday weekend i left monday morning it was pissing down with rain all the way to bogota the roads were like rivers
once into bogota set babout finding a hostal after passing the same spot 3 times in the center i flaged a taxi down and gave him the address nice hostal tip top hostals bogota nice couple run it, on tuesday i set about finding the bmw dealer
to get new tyres and a servics the man and the hostal gave me directions which were spot on 25 min later at the dealers, they did not know anything about the bike being booked in so i showed then the email i sent and confirmation from then that i would bring it in on the 7th so they booked it in for 2 days , got a taxi back to the hostal then went site seing the old town is very nice i spent the day walking my feet off, in the night about 6.30 i asked the lady at the hostal to recomend a restraunt
se would not let me go to till she got a secority gaurd to walk me to the restraunt so much for bogota being safe well i am at that stage of being jaded a bit of life on the road also its being raining for the last 3 days se what tomorow brings thats all for now

Posted by Geoff Stacey at 03:57 PM GMT
 
 

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