Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
July 3rd, 2018 sonja_winti Iconpopout

A small roadside pullout along the forest road. Ok for sleeping, dense forest and mosquitoes. Quiet. Best for small rigs, camper vans, rooftop or regular tent. Several pullouts close by.

bigger pull out 47.627515, -124.362288
July 3rd, 2018 racletteburger.com Iconpopout

Quiet place, perfect when you arrive from the ferry at night. Beautiful hike in the rainforest along the coast

Butze Rapids Trail 54.306362, -130.267928
July 3rd, 2018 marion.lefournier Iconpopout

Not possible to park a car inside... The gate is on a small shopping street and there is a big step to go in. Maybe ok for motorbike...

Kamila Lodge -13.521814, -71.980434
July 3rd, 2018 vueltamerica.com Iconpopout

Peak of Cerro Rodadero. An amazing hike with view of the mountains and southern coast. It’s a lesser known spot you can backpack and wild camp on foot.

Cerro Rodadero summit 18.103764, -66.819543
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July 3rd, 2018 vueltamerica.com Iconpopout

Trailhead to a 30 min hike up to the summit of the mountain. Here Lu can park the car

Cerro Rodadero trailhead 18.106767, -66.818560
July 3rd, 2018 adventurehaks.com Iconpopout

Nice quiet spot to camp. We stayed for the night and didn’t see another person. Lots of space for any size rig. Mosquitos were around but not terrible.

Maggie's Shapely Banks 4.910606, -74.741629
July 3rd, 2018 thebigao.com Iconpopout

Stefan and his family made us very welcome, Stefan ran us to the local town to get some beers, fed us and allowed us to watch the World Cup. The place is lovely, on the outskirts of Tarapoto (10 S/ motortaxi from town). Stefan has lots of plans and we wish him and his family well in getting everything set up and running. We enjoyed exploring the back of the property, collecting fruit! It’s still a project but they’ve done a lot given they only moved 4 months ago and had a baby 3 months ago! Relaxed, super helpful and very welcoming.

Hacienda Omega -6.457260, -76.421920
July 3rd, 2018 die2hollys.de Iconpopout

LoLo from Colón to Cartagena with Seaboard: Step 4, 5 and 7 for us.

After DIAN we were send directly to SPRC (without temporary TIP).
They want to see:
pass, licence of the car, BoL, permit to enter (we have got it from Seaboard), accident insurance (!)
Date for the next day to do inspection, pay the bill and get the car.

Step 5. Next day.
Inspection and pay the final bill.
(The bill was 80 $ more expensive than Tea had told us......./ Seaboard had send by mail a wrong weight and the car owners and Seaboard had a lot of discussions to got the cars)

After 8 h (!) we had to park the cars before the Exit, took fotos of the plate and VIN and "run" with this to the DIAN to get the TIP.

Step 7
After the " DIAN run" we had to come back here, show the complete TIP and wait again until 18:30 (for a paper, for annother paper, nobody knows or could explain).
Then they gave us 10 min for go straight to the cars. Otherwise we had to wait til tomorrow......
After waiting again at the Exit Gate and the final check:
Jippie!! We did it! After 11h at this day.

All cars (5) were okay, no damages.

Sociedad Portuaria (SPRC) (pay container fees) 10.406431, -75.528492
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July 3rd, 2018 die2hollys.de Iconpopout

LoLo with Seaboard from Colón to Cartagena: Step 1 for us.

Linda is very nice and helpfull.
We had to show the temporary BoL (from Panama) and the passport.
We have got a new temporary BoL and a bill over 50 $ (extra for a large flatrack, not for a container ?) to pay in COP at a Citibank.
With the bill of payment we had to come back and got the BoL and the keys.

Olimpic supermarket info: the balotto open at 10, but at this day they were not able to make a connection to Citibank. So we took a taxi to the next Citibank.

After this we were send to the DIAN.

COMPAS - Seaboard Marine Office 10.395123, -75.523298
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July 3rd, 2018 die2hollys.de Iconpopout

LoLo from Colón to Cartagena with Seaboard. Step 2 for us.

Here we had to pay the 50$ bill in COP. After this you can go back to the Seaboard Office to get the BoL.

Citibank - to pay the extra Seaboard bill 10.409028, -75.532111
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July 3rd, 2018 die2hollys.de Iconpopout

LoLo from Colón to Cartagena with Seaboard. Step 3 and 6 for us.

Step 3:
With the BoL we asked for the form to make a vehicle import.
They gave us a form an told us which copies they need.
Copyshop is near the entrance on the other side of the street:
passport, page in pass with the entry stamp, car licence, driver licence, BoL and a copy from the form, too.
They took all the copies and send us directly to SPRC. A 15 min walk.

Step 6:
SPRC send us with our pictures of the cars (VIN and plate) for the final add on the TIP.
With this we had to go back to SPRC.

DIAN Office Cartagena Vehicle Import 10.409632, -75.534034
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July 3rd, 2018 simonqualmann Iconpopout

Very quiet. only a hand fiull of sites. 50 km to the historic town.

Lightning Creek Recreation Site, in between Quesnel and Barkerville # 26 53.021712, -122.085284
July 3rd, 2018 Landcruising Adventure Iconpopout

Little side valley. Plenty of camping options.

Bagagarin Chulu 46.203009, 106.035243
July 3rd, 2018 christophe.castillon Iconpopout

Large sandy area on the beach where we put our tent. There's a parking space but best is to have a 4WD to find somewhere quieter and more hidden. Almost no shade though...

West Velikas beach 36.986899, 21.934554
July 3rd, 2018 christophe.castillon Iconpopout

We came back for one more night. We really love the peace in this place, the starry night, and sounds of the insects and birds from the nearby wetlands. There are not so many mosquitos. Note however that nudists may use this area of the beach, so it may not be suitable for everyone. But they seem respectful and if you're there before they want to uncover themselves, they'll ask if it's OK for you.

West Velikas beach 36.986650, 21.934120
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July 3rd, 2018 instagram.com/moto_miri Iconpopout

There is no water in the lake 3.7.2018. In the tourist information they don't tell anything about it, maybe to sell more permits. The scenery is still nice, but it seems that the lake dried out a while ago.

Köl-Suu Lake 40.706362, 76.389667
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July 3rd, 2018 haunliam Iconpopout

It is absolutely beautiful! The entrance was kind of hard to find so here’s a little help: when you’re coming from Bled there will be a house ~150 meters before the bridge. Ignore the house and the small way to it but slow down and take the next, slightly hidden, path to your right. It will directly head to the sandbank at the riverside.

Sava River Wild Camp 46.300917, 14.037889
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July 3rd, 2018 familibre Iconpopout

Basic, pas de commentaire particulier pour un Walmart. J'ai trouvé bien mieux le lendemain au bord du lac, voir mon point ajouté.

Walmart Shawinigan 46.553230, -72.749520
July 3rd, 2018 whot.ch Iconpopout

Besides the gasstation, off the road. Quiet, good sanitary station, clean, open the whole night. The parking lot has electricity 220V. Inside the restaurant WiFi. Friendly people.
The other gasstation BR 1km away is near the road, quite noisy

Posto da Lagoa -27.385789, -53.398916
July 3rd, 2018 2up2wheels.blogspot.com Iconpopout

stayed for 5 nights at 20$ p/ night with 5$ discount. clean comfortable. excellent location for old town and city bus tour. plenty restaurants and easy walking. kitchen. motorcycle parking in garage.

Hostel Margarita -0.309951, -77.785375
July 3rd, 2018 Gran Viaje Iconpopout

We planned to spend the night here, however the sand flies were really bad, so we went back to playa bandera.

Playa Palma 9.507057, -84.392788
July 3rd, 2018 Gran Viaje Iconpopout

Was busy with locals until sunset, then everybody left. Nice place and no sand flies :)

Playa Bandera Beach Front 9.504306, -84.382171
July 3rd, 2018 alaska2patagonia.com Iconpopout

It gets pretty windy around here and everything is pretty munched fenced along the C13 between Rosh Pinah and here. There is a turn off leading to those buildings of an old diamond mine. All abandoned. Buildings are open some rooms are dirty some only dusty. You can pitch your tent on the left hand corner of the front porch of the main building. You will be sheltered from the fury of the winds. However plenty of choice to camp inside or outside there are various buildings and trees. The WiFi is slow. Just kidding!

Abandoned Diamond mine buildings off C13 -27.590041, 16.709510
July 3rd, 2018 erlamberton Iconpopout

Good sized flat area with great views and homemade stone fire rings. The road gets pretty rough once you start to climb the hill but is manageable if taken slowly.

Curtis Canyon (Informal) 43.513558, -110.659572
July 3rd, 2018 mena.lerf Iconpopout

still sell at 25$, they tell you to be at the harbour 1 hour early, but 30min is absolutely sufficient (they won't be there earlier neither)

Travel Agency -0.747830, -90.313720
July 3rd, 2018 martijn.endenburg Iconpopout

Super nice, creative and clean hostel. However, as we were there by car you need to park and sleep on the street. The street is not particularly quiet at night so we did not like it so much.

Topchan Hostel 41.281070, 69.295190
July 3rd, 2018 ameibinns Iconpopout

A beautiful place at a small lake with lots of birds. Toilette and cold showers. Clean. Paved shelter. Used by groups of students. We were told you have to make a reservation in advance: 3164164628
Camping is free- this year

Laguna de Solso 3.879251, -76.346855
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July 3rd, 2018 TheTravelingYogiRN Iconpopout

Be aware, hours are different for summer. Our experience was there was someone at front desk. We were told, 1 shower without pass but if showering more than that, must get a pass. Must bring all your own shower necessities I.e towel, shampoo

Hot Showers @ West Point Grey Community Center 49.271733, -123.204210
July 3rd, 2018 magnet69 Iconpopout

35 peso por kilo. pick up the same day.
good Service.

Lavandaria Lizzy 24.124836, -110.305016
July 3rd, 2018 magnet69 Iconpopout

10 peso per garrafon normal. 15 peso for alkaline.

Purificadora 24.141093, -110.315611