Sunday, November 29, 2015

Colombia: Still impressions, snapshots and more

A few still impressions, snapshots and stuff like this from Alejandria to the Finca.
Alejandria: those vultures were well fed by the nearby slaughterhouse.
Short-distance bus in Alejandria
Spooky creature - no idea what this was, almost looked pre-historic
Unbelievable: the brake pads disintegrated while I fixed the bike.
Peto is such a laid-back dude
A quick stop for a photo shoot at the entrance of Pablo Escobar's hacienda.
Finca in San Fransisco: Peto - the beast
Wynn's Dragon PowerClean additive - to compensate for the lousy fuel quality in Colombia.
Our little monsters.
While shopping I enjoyed a vegan lunch in Bogota.
Peto loves those bears :)
Nosy as usual
Mmmh - teddybears are delicious ;)
More action over there?
Or over there?

Skippy is busy satisfying all the dogs and cats around here...
... this cat is really cute and bending while getting a rub.
Feeding time - I was a bit disappointed to see that they get their food just thrown at the floor.
Beautiful amaryllis just outside the living room window.
watch and enjoy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Finca El Cimmaron - 9 dogs, 2 cats, a donkey, a horse and goats

This Finca is spacious and with 9 dogs, 2 cats, a donkey, a horse and goats - there is always some action. Besides all that I needed to do some planning ahead with the bike.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Back to the cooler mountains and first time in a Finca

The pressing heat in the valley was only bearable inside with the aircon constantly on. We went to the higher and cooler mountain area and ended up for our first time in a Finca.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

+++ Is this the end? +++ Colombia's back country roads and a stop at Pablo Escobar's hacienda

Colombia's back country roads are nice and offer stunning landscapes. I had a short stop for a photo shoot at Pablo Escobar's (the drug dealer) hacienda and later on Skippy vanished for quite a while...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Screwing some more with SilberWolf

All parts received, no rain in sight - it was time for the assembly of the new bolt and bearing...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Alejandria and back to Medellin

The bolt was out and next day we had time to explore more of Alejandria. Finally on Monday it was time for another adventure: the bus ride to Medellin and back in order to get my spare parts.

Friday, November 13, 2015

El Penon de Guatape - a few still impressions

Once more a few pictures for the friends of still impressions ...
El Penon de Guatape - soon there.
Arrived at the parking lot (Now I can clearly see the spots in my lens. Anybody knows how to clean it DIY?)
Good camping spot (camping was for free but only toilet during day time)
Camping with a view and I love my new chair :)
Skippy was just besides me
View to the lake(s) from the parking lot.
Peto was not afraid and made instantly new friends.
Whoa - Peto really had fun there. This "monster" slept just besides my tent the whole night and when Ulpu went to pee in the morning she almost got a heart attack when she saw this fellow. I never heard her so much whining while running back to mommy.
Next morning I went to the top.
Made it. Been there. Done that!
And this bearing and bolt broke and caused me some headache.

Stay tuned for the next travelogue...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fixing SilberWolf in Alejandria

Now I was "stuck" in Alejandria. That repair might became rather time consuming with the primitive tools I could find and how long would it take to get spare parts?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Going our own ways but together

We left Medellin. I went first with Peto in the sidecar and Skippy followed in her Mazda with the girls. We visited El Penon de Guatape and enjoyed the great landscape until I faced another big problem ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Still impression from our time in Medellin

This is for my friends of still images ...

Medellin panorama (click to enlarge)
Skippy's new vehicle: Mazda323
Peto liked it instantly.
No booze at voting weekend!
Can you imagine - Bitburger in Colombia!
The witches were out early this year.
Sattva (Zone rosa) - vegetarian restaurant with mostly vegan food.
Mostly a lunch place - open until 1900.
Absolute great tasting muffin and a blackberry juice.
Vegan pizza - tasted really good.
Nice flowers along our walks.
Bright red saw dust.

New leaf is coming.
Beautiful red
Really rich colors -  can't get enough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My beemer wants a drink shaken not stirred (engine detonation, pinging, rattling)

Since Mexico I noted strange noises from the engine (detonation, pinging, rattling) and in Colombia it got so bad that I asked for advice from one friend in Finland and went to the BMW dealer (Ruta40) in Medellin to ask for help.

Self-made jumper instead of BMW grey-plug for 91Octane fuel. The jumper bridges pins 6-2-8.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hanging around in Medellin

We spend some extra time in Medellin so Skippy could take care of her affairs, went to movies and Wolfi practiced single life (19.-30.10.2015).