Nov 5 2014
Its not every day we get a legendary visitor here in Colombia (though of cause many of your customers become legends in their own sense on tour with us
But earlier this month Mr. Ted Simon aka Jupiter’s Travel joined us on tour in Colombia. Mr. Ted Simon has circumnavigated the world a couple of times and written some great books about it. Check out Jupitalia.com if you really do not know who I’m talking about.
Ted is 83 years old now and this year was the 40th anniversary since Ted rode through Colombia for the first time in 1974.
Back then he wrote:
“The Andes resolutely refused to pall. North of the equator they became more beautiful than ever, as they spread out across Colombia. From Ipiales to Pasto to Popayan, I was prepared to swear that I would never see anything more beautiful than these great mountainsides clad in grenery and bursting with flowers and flame trees. The homes were developed, and built in the most pleasing shape of all, around patios, with red-tiled roofs running out over verandahs. Unlike Peru, Colombia was a soft, habitable country, with streams and waterfalls, and good earth apparently everywhere.”
Now he posted this on his Facebook:
“Just got back into Cali and I want to say what a wonderful time I’ve had riding around Colombia with Mike Thomsen and his Motolombians. The views are spectacular and life is full of surprises. The other day we passed a man on a horse holding a wheelbarrow in his arms.”
Not much has changed in the rural areas of Colombia in 40 years and there is no better way to visit these wonderful people than on a motorcycle.
Thanks for a great ride Ted and the rest of the group!
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