Catcha Colombia – Bogota to the Border – Toms Thoughts #5

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Colombia. Before I jumped on my bike and before i began to pedal south, I had gathered loose bits and pieces of stuff..ideas.. thoughts on what this country might be like.

My mind could only muster up images of women with curves and bumps pouting with a seductive tone to their talk and images of possessed soccer nuts screaming and running through ramshackle streets of beaten down suburbs. Looting and plundering.

Its a bloody beautiful thing to arrive in place for the first time and only have a pretty thin idea of what it may be like. 

Colombia was a good place. And i know have more stuff..ideas and thoughts

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San Gil to Big City Bogota – Toms thoughts #4

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Tom here again.

The main highway will get you from San Gil to Bogota in under two weeks on paved and well kept roads but with plenty of traffic to go with it. It can get pretty frustrating having truck after truck blow past within a beard whisker so once again i decided to turn of the main highway and head towards the back roads to get me to the city. It added an extra week onto the ride and it threw up some rough and steep climbs but this section was one of my favorites so far.

So i have kept the text short again and chucked in plenty of photos. Im going to try out this google maps gaget (you will see a second map halfway through the post) to give you an idea of where the heck i am and where i’ve been.

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