Sunday, February 24, 2013, Pasto, Colombia. Hotel Aura Maria.
Bogota is at about 8,000 feet above sea level so we had been enjoying cool temperatures with highs only into the low 70’s, a nice break from the consistent 90 degree temperatures in Central America. On Wednesday morning the sky was clear blue with perfect temperatures for us to gather our motos from the dealer and resume our journey.
By noon we had all the bikes back at Charlies Place with new oil, chains and filters, ready to be loaded. After four nights at the boutique hotel we became friends with the excellent staff and they came out to wish us buen viaje which is Spanish for have a nice trip.
With fond memories we said goodbye to Hotel Charlies Place. I would highly recommend a stay there if ever in Bogota.
Once on the bikes our first challenge was navigating through the city towards our destination of Giradot.
I managed a few pictures of us in traffic. It seems crazy, and it is, but we seem to be getting skilled at negotiating the madness.
Once out of the city, it was a nice ride to Giradot on route 47, a road recommended by Gustavo from the BMW dealer. After our usual random tour of the town we ended up at a pretty nice resort with a welcome pool and cold cervezas. It seemed a shame to stay only one night at such a nice place but we have a continent to explore!
Next: The “line” across the Andes to the coffee farm.
I have more Colombia picture HERE and you can follow our progress live by clicking HERE. I’m a few days behind in writing but hopefully I’ll have good wifi tonight and can get caught up. Today we plan on crossing the border into Ecuador.
D&D 🙂 🙂