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Date Place Comment
April 28th, 2016 gas station esso / restaurant parador las acacias

parking for trucks between gas station and restaurant. Was free. Was noisy during the night.

April 27th, 2016 parador Rojo/esso Petrol Station

Station située dans le sens Sud > Nord. Possibilité de demi-tour 1km plus loin si on arrive du nord.
Restaurant un peu plus cher que ceux qu'on trouve habituellement sur la route.
Toilettes 24/24.
wifi sans mot de passe bon débit depuis son véhicule en se garant près des toilettes du resto, au fond du parking !

April 26th, 2016 Brunch

Plus que de bons burgers, c'est le rdv des voyageurs. N'oubliez pas de laisser une trace de votre passage sur un des murs. Moi, j'ai aimé y lire 'Work, save, travel & repeat'.

April 26th, 2016 Salento Plaza Central

Policemen explain us after travelers let their trash everywhere they aren't welcome anymore in public area. We have to find private area.

April 26th, 2016 MERAKI, local & cosmo food

After policemen explain us overlanders aren't welcome anymore in all public area of the town (some travelers let their trash everywhere), we meet Jorge, the owner of this restaurant. He's happy to meet overlanders and ask nothing else than time to share expérience of travel. He speaks spanish, english and french (he lived some times in Québec). His restaurant has a big parking lot close for night. We stay here 2 nights in our RV near a couple from Argentina in their van !
Toilets are open until 9pm. Wifi 24h.
The food isn't cheap but so good !! If you like crêpes, don't miss it !

April 24th, 2016 hotel restaurant for trucks

Big parking lot with a guard for the night. 10k for the night.

April 23rd, 2016 Hacienda Guayabal - Chinchina

Done with 7meters RV. Not easy but ok.
Price is 20k cop Pp. So, really expensive for family 5 peoples (finaly paid 80k)... Servicies aren't better than in others areas where we paid 20k per car...

But coffee tour is really at the top. Absolutly recommended. 3h for 30k pp. 15k for child less than 10y. see tripadvisor or other for details. Really good.

Restaurant is 25k pp. Good (especialy coffee sauce). Not cheap but right price for touristic area.

Hotel is 130k per 2 peoples. + 65k pp added. We find sames rooms at 35k in others areas in Colombia... It depend what u're looking for. Nice place, tripadvisor winner... so not the same price... U could go in the swimming pool, read nice books about birds of local area, play games, use wifi, see a lot of birds...

And owner really friendly.

April 22nd, 2016 Hotel restaurant El Mirador

Big parking lot for trucks. We sleep in the RV for 6000cop: quiet and safe place, with nice view (aside the hotel, not near the trucks !). Free cold shower and restroom 24h. Truckers take one of the 20 rooms (33000cop for double and 22000cop for single with shower and restroom). Very friendly staff. Restaurant is 24h. Coffee, soup and today‘special for 7000cop. Simple, plentifull and good. A perfect stop on the road !

April 21st, 2016 Gaz station

Ok to overnight but ask 6000 tips... And ask 6000 more to refill our water tank. Quiet, but nothing else...

April 21st, 2016 Brio Gas Station - Parking lot

Someone says we had to ask to the hotel. At the hotel reception they say it's 30k... We left...
We want to go to the restaurant before. They didn't have any today's special (12k) but only others meat 30k each. We left...

April 21st, 2016 Gaz Station

Not so big and a little bit noisy, but it was ok to overnight. Good small pasteleria around. At 6 o'clock in the morning, I hear a knock knock on our door. The 3 employees went going back and it's seems there waiting for a tips before to go. I give 6k, that was price in another gaz station. It looks like the rigth price...

April 20th, 2016 Patinodromo de Arcabuco

We stay between the patinodrome and the road to Villa de Leyva. Quiet, flat, nice and big enough for our RV. We ask to police before.
Don't forget to taste local meat : almorabana con queso. It's bread, good cheese and drink looks like tea.

Bivouac simple et sympa. Les enfants peuvent jouer sur le patinodrome. C'est très calme, on a pour seuls voisins les vaches du pré d'à côté à partir de 9h...
Ici, il fait frais et c'est bienvenue !
Ne passez pas à côté de la spécialité du coin, les bons fromages ne sont pas monnaie courante sur ce continent :-)

April 16th, 2016 Overnight parking Barichara

Grand espace de terre tout en haut de la ville. Tranquille et beau point de vue. Des personnes viennent ici se prendre en photo de l'aube au crépuscule.
On avait prévu de rester une nuit, on y est resté 3...
Ne ratez pas la visite de l'atelier de fabrication de papier, ni le chemin pédestre qui mène à Guane (Camino real, 5,5kms)

April 13th, 2016 Gaz station Hotel Restaurant

You probably find best area on the way. We stay overnight for free. Safe, but not quiet, and food not so good...

April 13th, 2016 Voladero las Águilas Ruitoque

20000 par nuit pour notre camping-car (7metres). Très bon accueil, très belle vue sur la ville. Douches sommaires mais bienvenues, wc, eau disponible, wifi 24h mais au restaurant uniquement. Possibilité de raccord électrique et prises à dispo au restaurant/ réception. Les propriétaires nous ont très gentiment prêté leur machine pour faire nos lessives. Après avoir regardé les parapentistes décoller toute la journée, on a décidé de rester pour faire un vol en tandem le lendemain.

April 12th, 2016 hotel restaurant el cacique

little restaurant on the side of hotel. very good and cheap. possibility to stay overnight with trucks (big area) close to zeuss gas station. restroom and shower at the restaurant.

April 11th, 2016 Parking lot Guatapé

Guarded and no free parking the weekend, but free and non guarded (but safe) from monday to friday. We paid 5000p for the sunday afternoon and it was ok to stay overnight. At 100m from the zocalo and perfect for visiting the village.
We finally stay 2 nights. Quiet even if we hear a lot of frogs in the night ! In the morning, 3 horses spent some time near us and then go away, alone !

April 10th, 2016 Great Place Direct By The Water!!!

Entrance too hard for our RV (7m length) :-(

April 9th, 2016 Texaco gas station with restaurant

Après avoir demandé à la pompiste, elle nous a conseillé de nous garer derrière le restaurant. Très bon emplacement gratuit avec wifi gratuit.

We asked at the gas station and they said we can park behind the restaurant. Free nice place with free wifi.

En la bomba, dicieron que podemos estacionarse detrás del restaurante. Buen lugar gratis con wifi gratis.

April 8th, 2016 Taller Todo Fibra

spécialiste des réparations de pare-chocs en fibre plastique. Travail rapide et pas cher.

it's a specialist to repear bumpers. He works fast and cheap.

April 8th, 2016 Gas station - Motel - Restaurant

At the beginning we just want to overnight (it's ok near the restaurant) and take a shower (it's free near the motel). Finally we do as all truckers : take a room with AC and bathroom with shower. Room with 2 double beds (for 2 adults and 3 childrens) is 35.000. Clean. And we do as all truckers : eat in the restaurant. 12.000 for good meal. Fruits juice are very good. Owners of restaurant and motel friendly.

April 6th, 2016 gasan

at the end of a unpaved
road, on the right. they can fill american cylinder. open later than the other adress.

March 31st, 2016 Behind Radisson Hotel

At this time, most of the overlanders stay in front of the entrance or everywhere around. Very good place to meet other overlanders from / to Colombia. We finally take some nigths in the hotel, when our rv was shipping. Not good : Restaurant maybe good but very expensive. Far to city center and airport...

March 30th, 2016 Seaboard Marine

you have to continue to the end of this road... I add new coords !

March 30th, 2016 Seaboard Marine

The office is in the last building of this road. This is the first step if roro with Seaboard / Seacargo. Give bill of lading 4 copies to be stamped and maybe a disclaimer. Then go to aduana / custom office.

March 30th, 2016 RORO & Flat Rack Final Location - Customs Desks, Payment, Forms, Final Inspections, also drop off keys for collection

Step 4. Leave your car. Wait for photos. Wait for dog drug inspector. Wait for papers. Wait Wait... Now the last step : hand up to call a taxi to go where you want (we go back to panama city with touristic train. with AC, Quiet and enjoy) and don't forget... pray for the car.

March 30th, 2016 Aduana - Custom export and Almacenaje

Step 3 to ship to Cartagena. A lot of windows. Choose one for Aduana, show papers from the step 2, they stamp, then go to an other window for Almacenaje, pay (70$ for our rv) and ask for receipt and BL copies. Then go to last step : park our vehicule. (look at an other shipping logo on the app's map, north east of this one...)

March 30th, 2016 France Field Aduana- Administración de Aduana Offices

this is step 2 to ship to cartagena, after stamped BL on your carrier (seaboard...). Some differents offices in the same building. You have to explain you ship to colombia (not arriving in panama). They stamp driver passport and give vehicule entrada/salida form.
now step 3, return to the port (look at other aduana sign on the app !)

March 26th, 2016 On the side of the restaurant

We can't overnight on the parking of the mall, so guards suggest us to ask to the owner of this restaurant. He was ok and friendly. Not quiet because just near the highway but with really more wind than in Panama City (definitely too hot). We stayed 2 nights.
There is a lot of fast food inside the mall, bathroom and free wifi...

March 26th, 2016 Barwil Agencies / Wilhelmsen Main Office

Main office of the company.
Bvd Panama Pacifico in International Business Park.
Tower A (but seems renamed with number), 4st floor, Officine 401
In the first red and white building, on the right.


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