JTOG Day 63: Loving Colombia—Cartagena, Bogota & Medellin!12-12-13

I am loving Colombia & traveling in South America! First Karibana Cartagena – Proyecto Inmobiliario, now the Hilton Bogotá, has to be the best property of Hilton Hotels & Resorts. I miss Torch but not the border crossings, quite adventurous yes, but disorganized & frustrating at times. Airports are better, planes are nice but not as nice as her! (-:   (Facebook Post 6 Pics, Andy Reistetter, 12/12/13)

So VISA for BRAZIL looks to be a major bump in the road on The Journey… spoke with Brazil Consulate here in Bogota… 10 business days, they keep your passport, no exceptions… can’t stay here that long but may have to in Lima, Peru or Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina… thinking Buenos Aires, lots of golf courses there! No luck at the US Embassy either Stuart Perlin!   (Facebook Post, Andy Reistetter, 12/12/13)

Your trip is going well… I’m quite jealous of your courage to drive alone… i’m in Panamá now… if you need somewhere to hang out near the border i would suggest Puerto Iguazuu.. near the Paraguayan Brazilian, Argentine Border….. one of the greatest and most impressive Natural Wo ders of the World.. Las Cataratas de Iguazuu falls which literally dwarf Niagara and a bevvy of cheap hotels… sadly no golf though! Good Luck my friend.. sorry I failed to mention the need of a Visa for Brazil.. totally my bad   (Facebook Post, David Walker, 12/15/13)