Living long term in Colombia...

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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby horace » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:36 pm

I wrote the post quite quickly during a bit of a bender.
Here are some more postives; the sky at night is the best I have seen in a very long time, there are also an amazing number of birds of prey flying about in the skies during the day, there also seems to be absolutely no British backpackers. They are nearly all French, Spanish and Italian or hail from other S American countries, neither do there seem to be any sex touriss.
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Living long term in Colombia...

Postby jaclu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:10 am

Removed comment after realizing it was Colombia and not Cambodia that was talked about. Keeping an eye on details would have prevented embarrassment ;)
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Tuktukpizza » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am

Gringos get robbed in columbia quite often, Black widow scam is common there.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Miguelito » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:56 am

horace wrote:And the only thing that is everywhere are the police and army checkpoints.


Does that make you feel safer or not so much? The men with guns on all the street corners, at the hotels and bars and the such, actually makes me feel safer.

Surprised you can't find any good coffee. They've actually recently opened up Juan Valdez Cafes in Kuala Lumpur, surprisingly enough. Get a cup there when you're back in Bogota.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby horace » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 am

Westerners n tourists get robbed quite often everywhere even in London!
The only time I have ever been burgled was in PP way back in early 2000s. I have never been a victim of street crime other than the odd drug buying scam one of which involved window panes in London in 1989 and the other in Laos a year or two ago buying puff. Both times small deals not bank busting scams. However, I have had guns put to my head in Puerto Rico and Outback Mexico during larger deals and both times it was a case of see how the cunt acts, ad repeat business was conducted quite a few times thereafter.
" Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye "" is probably the best advice for any tourist anywhere in the world, along with " don't wander down dark alleys with complete strangers on yer own " .
I actually had two coppers on a motorbike pull up in Riohacha and indicate with a slit throat gesture that the area I was in was not a good area to be in and forced me to turn around. Fuckers, why did they I was there?
PS , I ain't as worldy wise or knowledgeable about everything and when I don't know something I tell people. I can't be arsed googling Black Widow Scam and it is more interesting and perhaps thread lenghtening to be informed by someone more enlightened. Hpoefully a few true tales may come to light concerning this scam, but more likely it will be derailed by Dipshit crazy in one of his/ her fantasy mood swings.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby horace » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 am

Miguelito wrote:
horace wrote:And the only thing that is everywhere are the police and army checkpoints.


Does that make you feel safer or not so much? The men with guns on all the street corners, at the hotels and bars and the such, actually makes me feel safer.

Surprised you can't find any good coffee. They've actually recently opened up Juan Valdez Cafes in Kuala Lumpur, surprisingly enough. Get a cup there when you're back in Bogota.


I have never really felt unsafe anywhere on my travels, although I must admit that when I biked around Bogota and went into the areas around directly around the old town, which I would call The escape from Bogota " areas I was at unease. Very poor , lots of drugged out Zombies, lots of down n outs and very derelict. Broken glass and smashed stuff everywhere.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Tuktukpizza » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:45 am

horace wrote:Westerners n tourists get robbed quite often everywhere even in London!
The only time I have ever been burgled was in PP way back in early 2000s. I have never been a victim of street crime other than the odd drug buying scam one of which involved window panes in London in 1989 and the other in Laos a year or two ago buying puff. Both times small deals not bank busting scams. However, I have had guns put to my head in Puerto Rico and Outback Mexico during larger deals and both times it was a case of see how the cunt acts, ad repeat business was conducted quite a few times thereafter.
" Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye "" is probably the best advice for any tourist anywhere in the world, along with " don't wander down dark alleys with complete strangers on yer own " .
I actually had two coppers on a motorbike pull up in Riohacha and indicate with a slit throat gesture that the area I was in was not a good area to be in and forced me to turn around. Fuckers, why did they I was there?
PS , I ain't as worldy wise or knowledgeable about everything and when I don't know something I tell people. I can't be arsed googling Black Widow Scam and it is more interesting and perhaps thread lenghtening to be informed by someone more enlightened. Hpoefully a few true tales may come to light concerning this scam, but more likely it will be derailed by Dipshit crazy in one of his/ her fantasy mood swings.
Reply made swinging in a hammock by me tent trollyed, so forgive any grammar errors.


Black widow scam is where a lady comes to your room for a drink then puts drugs in your drink and robs you.

Pattaya Beach road ladyboys are well known for this scam.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby horace » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm

That is not a scam that is a robbery!
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby kansaicanuck » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:06 pm

This is from the Scam City series. In Bogota



Sounds like another great trip Horace. Keep the stories and pic coming.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Tuktukpizza » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:39 am

horace wrote:That is not a scam that is a robbery!

I only learned about the termanology from some weirdo in GSM mall at 3 AM on a weekday years back.

He was referring to some vietnamese ladyboy hookers who at the time looked like hot vietnamese females.

The weird dude told me not go near those hookers, They are know for doing the black widow on barangs.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby spitthedog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 pm

If one wants to head to a place where you get left alone and no one speaks english where the women have nice tits/bods, with loads of spicy food - then head to Vietnam.
It's much closer than Colombia.

Life is cheap in S America. Tourists are generally looked after in Asia.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Miguelito » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:29 am

spitthedog wrote:If one wants to head to a place where you get left alone and no one speaks english where the women have nice tits/bods, with loads of spicy food - then head to Vietnam.
It's much closer than Colombia.

Life is cheap in S America. Tourists are generally looked after in Asia.


Loads of spicy food in Vietnam?

Whenever I spend a few weeks in Europe, I eat like crazy and very well, but definitely miss any real spice. At least in America they’re addicted to Tabasco and sriracha.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby spitthedog » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:51 pm

Miguelito wrote:
spitthedog wrote:If one wants to head to a place where you get left alone and no one speaks english where the women have nice tits/bods, with loads of spicy food - then head to Vietnam.
It's much closer than Colombia.

Life is cheap in S America. Tourists are generally looked after in Asia.


Loads of spicy food in Vietnam?

Whenever I spend a few weeks in Europe, I eat like crazy and very well, but definitely miss any real spice. At least in America they’re addicted to Tabasco and sriracha.


Yeah, same here with needing spicy food. My girlfriend mostly cooks thai food so we eat alot of Nam phriks, steamed fish with nam jin seafood etc.

I think Vietnam food is famous for its sweetness with chili dips, but i guess i also found i liked the sublety of Viet food compared to full on heat thai food.

I dont enjoy thai food as much if its not real spicy.
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Re: Living long term in Colombia...

Postby Seasquatch » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:28 pm

horace wrote:Image

This shows my route starting in Bogota and heading N, blue dot is now. So yeah, I have been to Barranquila and have camped on many beaches. Now heading south to Medellin, Cali and Ecuador which I should reach in about 7 weeks.



I've been to Medellin a couple times over the years, Medellin boasts the most beautiful women in Colombia, was there last year and was surprised to see the backpakers moved into Lleras park, now with lots of hostels and shit pizza/taco places :-D , however seems they're to busy boasting on facebook to leave the safe area as you don't see them anywhere else like downtown at the Botero plaza, avoid North of that area especially by the river where there's a lot of crushing poverty, believe me I almost found out the hard way walking to far down the road.

I like Envigato and Sabeneta, couple little towns South of Medellin, little more laid back. Agree fully Colombian food is the worst, however there's something charming about kicking back in Sabeneta sweating balls in the heat, drinking your warm beer with ice, with all the Chorizo and blood sausages hanging off the rafters, makes you glad they cooked the fuck out of the food, and all the salt makes that warm beer go down better :pissed:

Watch out for those Gringo Hunters :-)
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