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Hello from Colombia

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 pm
by Alanymarce
Lurking for a while, posting for the first time on this forum.

Lots of travel, over many years...our recent "big trips" have been:

- 11 months around South America, starting in Colombia, then Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, and Venezuela before arriving back in Colombia (some countries more than once, as is evident from the fact that you can't drive from Uruguay to Paraguay, for example.

- 9 months around Eastern & Southern Africa, starting in Kenya, then Tanzania, ZAmbia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and back to Kenya.

We're currently planning for Australia next year, so more to come.

We'll post some pictures shortly in the "photos" area.

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:10 am
by Brian-reynolds
Hi and a big welcome! Sounds like you are living the dream, as they say quite a lot....

Good to have you here!

Brian

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:18 pm
by Ivan C
Hello and welcome from me too, some nice pics on the other thread.
You're certainly getting out there
Ivan C

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:44 pm
by NeilandPat
Where are you now.

Heading North or South

We are in Peru ( Cusco ) heading slowly north

How did you get on in Venezuala, would love to here about that

Neil

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:21 pm
by Waddmiester
Wow, great travels. :D

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm
by Alanymarce
Apologies to Cloud9on tour - we've been busy (no excuse).

We're in Bogotá right now (where we live). Have sold the Land Cruiser and have just (yesterday) shipped our Montero - it's now on the way to Australia for a 9 month trip around the country/continent). We leave (visas permitting) at the end of February.

Imagine you've left South America by now?

If not, then don't go to Venezuela - it's a nightmare! Wonderful country, and great people, but definitely off-limits, at least for us. We lived there for a year, know it well, and have family and friends there. We were last there travelling for 6 weeks more or less all over the country, however this was some years ago and it was not so bad then (although bad enough). The last time we were at the border they were selling Bolivars by the Kilogramme, and we were seriously hassled by a Venezuelan Naval Patrol even though we were on the Colombian side of the river at the time.

Happy to offers thoughts on Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panamá, Costa RIca, Guatemala, and Mexico, if any of these is still on your itinerary and you have yet to arrive.

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 pm
by NeilandPat
Thanks for the reply. We are still in Lima Peru. We have just suspended our TIP as we going back to the UK for a few months. Upon our return in June we will be slowly wanderng though the northern part of Peru towards Ecuador. I would imagine we will be just into Colombia by the end of the year.

Have a great time in Australia. Its on our list.

Neil

Re: Hello from Colombia

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:31 pm
by Alanymarce
Hi - sounds as if we may be back while you are still in Colombia. Current plan gets us home at year-end. Stay in touch and let's see how to connect.