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Here is the link to the facebook page the family has setup for him:
https://www.facebook.com/NicInBolivi...mCMDvIFxGn-mYV

Here is a link to Sophie Holzem's (the sister) facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Sophie.Holzem
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The consul is a good start in La Paz. But you will need biker contacts on the ground and you will need the media.

I dont use FB, but I will send you my whatsapp number. I will contact the HU community in La Paz and other places in Bolivia, if you have not done it. Welcome to Bolivia. Suerte.

mika

I agree with Mika. There is a lot of inefficency in Bolivia's government and police. Someone like Mika or Matthias can give you the best advice in coming up with a plan on how to find your brother.

This is my opinion: a few people in Bolivia know what happened to your brother or his motorcycle. The average wages in Bolivia are very low, so getting the media involved and offering a reward will lead to finding him the fastest.
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Post on ADV offering help

I just noticed the post below on ADV from 2 days ago. Might be a good lead..


Cae Rodriguez Calvo > Natgeo14 • 2 days ago
Hello, I am Vice President of La Paz hotel chamber, we would
like to help in any way possible, please send me your details to +59168660500. The system we have should allow us to search if he stayed at any of our hostels or hotels in La Paz. We will also send information to all affiliates and the national chamber.
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Done. Unfortunately we came up empty...
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Did you contact my friend Matthias?

Hola Geoff:

Please do not hesitate to establish contact between Miss Catherine Holzem and me.

Señor Matthias Bode
Calle Prof. José Mérida #2243
Villa Graciela, Pacata Alta
COCHABAMBA / BOLIVIA

MOB: 70 71 56 64; TEL: 4 - 4 29 88 14
LVSABA@HOTMAIL.COM

I would like to get the local press/media involved.
Thanks gatogato, we are contacting Matthias.
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Nicolas Holzem

fellow bike traveler Pedro Mota put this out


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TFvrBQBpU


pls share it with all your Bolivian and foreign friends in Bolivia!!



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Customs post ??

Hi all,

as I have never myself crossed the border at Tilali on the Eastern shore of Lake Titicaca (North of La Paz) .... could somebody please tell me where the next customs post (aduana) is to register your vehicle for the temporary import into Bolivia??

Thank you.

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Hi all,

as I have never myself crossed the border at Tilali on the Eastern shore of Lake Titicaca (North of La Paz) .... could somebody please tell me where the next customs post (aduana) is to register your vehicle for the temporary import into Bolivia??

Thank you.

mika
I wrote this on FB on Nicolas' missing person's thread:

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From recent experience, there's only one border post on the east side of Lago Titicaca. Coming from the Peru side, immigration is on the main square in the last town. Names/ passport details written manually in a big book. Aduana is 2km south on the main (paved) road. Either manual or electronic bike registration, depending on electric supply and the very unhelpful Aduana officer. Also manual name / passport registration with the police at this barrier.

Then 10 or 15 km of gravel road of no man's land. Then Bolivia immigration and Aduana. Nice and very friendly people. Paved main road from here.

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So: Bolivia aduana and migracion are opposite each other at the border barrier.
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Bolivian Aduana

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From recent experience, there's only one border post on the east side of Lago Titicaca. Coming from the Peru side, immigration is on the main square in the last town. Names/ passport details written manually in a big book. Aduana is 2km south on the main (paved) road. Either manual or electronic bike registration, depending on electric supply and the very unhelpful Aduana officer. Also manual name / passport registration with the police at this barrier.

Then 10 or 15 km of gravel road of no man's land. Then Bolivia immigration and Aduana. Nice and very friendly people. Paved main road from here.

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So: Bolivia aduana and migracion are opposite each other at the border barrier.

Thank you Chris, this helps. As you know, I dont follow FB

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Catherine Holzempara Help - missing person in Bolivia.12 h ago

Queridos amigos / Dear friends,
First of all we would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the support you've shown us!
We are monitoring this page around the clock and are grateful for any lead we get. Every sighting is followed up with the help of a network of biker friends in Bolivia.
We've just confirmed sightings of Nicolas in Rurrenbaque some 3-4 weeks ago. We've now received more recent reports of sightings of Nicolas around Villamontes and Tarija. If you are from these areas or happen to be traveling there please keep your eyes out for him. We've started hoping that all this could just have been a bad dream after all!"

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¡Hola amigos! Muchas gracias por su ayuda hasta ahora. Hemos tenido algunos reportes de personas que parecen haberlo visto desde Rurrenabaque hasta Riberalta, Puerto Teresa, Villa Montes y Santa Cruz. Todavía estamos tratando de verificar estos reportes.
Creemos que estuvo en Santa Cruz el jueves pasado. Si crees que has visto a Nicolas, ¿puedes especificar cuándo y dónde y también dejar tu número de teléfono para que Catherine pueda contactarte (o contactar a Catherine al 78797494)? ¡Por favor, también dile a Nic que su hermana Catherine está en Bolivia e esta lo está buscando si lo ves!
Gracias de nuevo mis amigos!"
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¡Hola amigos! Muchas gracias por su ayuda hasta ahora. Hemos tenido algunos reportes de personas que parecen haberlo visto desde Rurrenabaque hasta Riberalta, Puerto Teresa, Villa Montes y Santa Cruz. Todavía estamos tratando de verificar estos reportes.
Creemos que estuvo en Santa Cruz el jueves pasado. Si crees que has visto a Nicolas, ¿puedes especificar cuándo y dónde y también dejar tu número de teléfono para que Catherine pueda contactarte (o contactar a Catherine al 78797494)? ¡Por favor, también dile a Nic que su hermana Catherine está en Bolivia e esta lo está buscando si lo ves!
Gracias de nuevo mis amigos!"


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Translation:

Hello friends!
Thank you very much for your help so far. We have had some reports of people who seem to have seen it from Rurrenabaque to Riberalta, Puerto Teresa, Villa Montes and Santa Cruz.We are still trying to verify these reports.
We think he was in Santa Cruz last Thursday.

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So not found yet.
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I've met Nick in mexico, awesome guy, he showed me pictures of his rides, and he loves to go off the beaten path and off roading on his bike. He didn't have the best safety gear, so he may have gotten stuck somewhere with a mechanical failure or gotten hurt. Best thing to do would be to look for all the off-roading trails near his last known location and search there.

Drive to every single hostel first thing and ask about him - he hops hostel to hostel you should be able to trace him to the day he went missing by tracking the hostels - get access to his booking and hostelworld accounts. Then you have a search radius.
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Thanks Bucephalus,

Bucephalus sent me this message just now:

"He also wrote my on June 9th here on the forums NicoGSX, but he did not respond to my reply and it looks like his last log on date was June 14th."
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