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posted on 5-26-2009 at 04:24 AM Reply With Quote


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This is all groovy and all but, seriously, doesn't this belong in off topic? Where are all those purists?

Off-Topic brings a different crowd. :barf:
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posted on 5-26-2009 at 04:53 AM Reply With Quote


I just remember getting my **** slapped for posting about surf just north of the border......like it didn't translate.

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Some chilling information



I pulled this information from the Venezuelan Consul website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1059.html#entry_requirements

When visiting Santa Marta, Colombia 2 yrs. ago, an Austrailian woman was kidnapped and held for $32,000.00 ransom. The ransom was paid, and she was immediately released and fled back to Austrailia. This abduction took place while I was visiting in that city, and the funny thing was that the woman was held at a villa in Santa Marta overlooking the ocean the entire time of her abduction.

Speaking only Spanish with my US Passport back at the hotel, I blended in. But, upon a visit to the ATM in Santa Marta, there was a large group of American tourists - nervous to speak to me.

Its best to stay informed and read as much information as possible in order to make an educated decision. I'm not trying to put a damper on things, just raise some awareness.

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posted on 5-27-2009 at 03:04 PM Reply With Quote


circle your calendar, all. she's scheduled to visit on the 1st. quiet on the preparations, though. I thought we'd get into more what to do, where to take her, etc, kinda like the thread on, which Nomad was it?, what to wear for his big date. you guys!
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We want pictures fish.

Lots of them. Keep camera handy...

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What's with the hands, Ken? Where's the Jeep?


"The Hands" are from a CD I have called, "Cafe del Mar - Volumen Diez" - Cafe del Mar is a nightclub that plays chill-out music on the island of Ibiza off the coast of Spain. Cafe del Mar has only 1 other location - Cartegena, Colombia. Oh Yea! You go fill in the dots...:bounce:

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Café del Mar (freely translated as "cafe by the ocean") is world famous bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Known for its spectacular sunsets and chill-out music, it is a popular tourist destination during the summer season. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tourists and locals gather in front of the café to enjoy relaxing chill-out music, while the sun slowly disappears under the horizon. Café del Mar has played a major role in the foundation of chill-out music culture.

The Café del Mar is perhaps most known around the world for its chill-out music compilations. The tracklist is carefully chosen to reflect the mood and spirit of a sunset by the ocean. The songs are described as balearic ambient, easy listening music. The collections of the music played at the café were first sold on cassette at the end of the 1980s. In 1994, the first official “Café del Mar” CD was released, which included works by world-renowned artists. Following the great success of the first release, a total of 15 volumes of the main compilation series has been published, continuing to this date. Today, Café del Mar stands as the most respected and highly imitated chill-out music compilation series, selling millions of copies around the world.

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Hey Ken,
when you were in Columbia did you hear about Gaviotas or do you have any knowledge of Gaviotas on the llanos? I just finished the book and found it interesting.




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when you were in Columbia did you hear about Gaviotas or do you have any knowledge of Gaviotas on the llanos? I just finished the book and found it interesting.


Cuales son gaviotas? Yo fui en solamente in Barranquilla por las carnavales de Fevrero. Solo conozco la costa y nada mas. Disculpme, amigo...I mean, Nomad. :bounce:
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Lo siento. Entiendo poquito Espanol!



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posted on 5-28-2009 at 01:15 AM Reply With Quote
Disculpe de nuevo, amigo..



I haven't traveled any further east than the city of Santa Marta. I'm more interested in seeing the Parque Tayrona with its Indigenous huts and the Coastal desert of La Guajira.


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Very beautiful.



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check out the song, 'Guajira" by Santana.

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I'll always love Baja, but lets say I was flying to La Paz - for...$400 r/t. For $100 more, I'm in Northern Colombia, and everything there is about 1/2 the price of Mexico. More bang for your vacation buck.

From Barranquilla to Santa Marta - Motorcoach w/AC $4 each way.
Santa Marta to Tayrona - $8 each way.

Fresh fish meals $5 each.

Baja prices with new atmosphere. That's what I'm talking about...
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Ken

it sounds like pto escondido, oaxaca in the mid 80's. good times.

go get yours, nomad!




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BBP went to Columbia recently on a group Cenam trip.
they all agreed Cartajena (sp?) was the cleanest well run city in centro america they'd been to in a long time. Friendly people, beautiful night life, vibrant, a pleasure to visit.




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I'll always love Baja, but lets say I was flying to La Paz - for...$400 r/t. For $100 more, I'm in Northern Colombia, and everything there is about 1/2 the price of Mexico. More bang for your vacation buck.

From Barranquilla to Santa Marta - Motorcoach w/AC $4 each way.
Santa Marta to Tayrona - $8 each way.

Fresh fish meals $5 each.

Baja prices with new atmosphere. That's what I'm talking about...


And gas being less than .20 cents per gallon, a car rental should be fairly inexpensive.




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"The Hands" are from a CD I have called, "Cafe del Mar - Volumen Diez" - Cafe del Mar is a nightclub that plays chill-out music on the island of Ibiza off the coast of Spain. Cafe del Mar has only 1 other location - Cartegena, Colombia. Oh Yea! You go fill in the dots...:bounce:

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Café del Mar (freely translated as "cafe by the ocean") is world famous bar located in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Known for its spectacular sunsets and chill-out music, it is a popular tourist destination during the summer season. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tourists and locals gather in front of the café to enjoy relaxing chill-out music, while the sun slowly disappears under the horizon. Café del Mar has played a major role in the foundation of chill-out music culture.

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Spain.... music...??? Trying to figure the Baja connection for your Baja Nomad avatar... the Jeep fits you perfectly... IMO.

Thanks for the 'splanation amigo!




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What's with the hands, Ken? Where's the Jeep?

Spain.... music...??? Trying to figure the Baja connection for your Baja Nomad avatar... the Jeep fits you perfectly... IMO.

Thanks for the 'splanation amigo!


Just doing different things with the avatar. The Jeep avatars have gotten real boring. I'm excited about going back to Colombia in July. I want to run with the Baja Crawlers in Tecate next month, but the sport is real expensive and I'm counting my Pesos.

Spainish music? Ever hear the Gypsy Kings' music playing in Mexico? They're very popular there in Latino circles - even in Northern Baja.

You know I love Baja, but Northern Colombia is my favorite place I've ever traveled.

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There are good women here in America, still... FYI.:light:


David, Have you been watching Pitbull videos or something? :light:


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