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tringlomane
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PokerGrinder
January 30th, 2019 at 8:53:19 PM permalink
This is a great trip report. Thanks for sharing!
Hullabaloo
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January 31st, 2019 at 4:46:43 AM permalink
Thanks for the report! It's always great to see/hear about different countries and I'd much rather do that then experience it myself :)

I seem to recall that in your Asian trip you mentioned that you had an "iron stomach", sorry it turned against you. I certainly don't have one which is one reason you won't likely find me in downtown Bogata. The only tour I'd be able to take would be "The Bathrooms of Bogata". Over and over and over again.

I was curious as to how much, in US dollars, it cost for your night at the nightclub. So Goggled the number in peso's and it came back with $2,091.94! I had no idea you were such a high roller. Then I put on my thinking cap and realized that it was probably a different peso, which it was, and was a much more reasonable $12.67.

Can't wait for next report! (looks like it's almost done too).
PokerGrinder
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January 31st, 2019 at 6:15:19 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I see the world through glasses I acquired
from my personal experiences. Take it or leave it.


Iíve been pushing the leave it button like mad but I think itís broken.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
unJon
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January 31st, 2019 at 6:55:32 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Iíve been pushing the leave it button like mad but I think itís broken.



Sounds like Trumpís big red button. https://www.google.com/amp/s/people.com/politics/donald-trump-red-nuclear-button-desk/amp/

You might try the block button instead.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
PokerGrinder
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January 31st, 2019 at 6:55:54 AM permalink
Quote: Hullabaloo

Thanks for the report! It's always great to see/hear about different countries and I'd much rather do that then experience it myself :)

I seem to recall that in your Asian trip you mentioned that you had an "iron stomach", sorry it turned against you. I certainly don't have one which is one reason you won't likely find me in downtown Bogata. The only tour I'd be able to take would be "The Bathrooms of Bogata". Over and over and over again.

I was curious as to how much, in US dollars, it cost for your night at the nightclub. So Goggled the number in peso's and it came back with $2,091.94! I had no idea you were such a high roller. Then I put on my thinking cap and realized that it was probably a different peso, which it was, and was a much more reasonable $12.67.

Can't wait for next report! (looks like it's almost done too).



I still say that I have an iron stomach, this is the first time Iíve gotten sick in all my years of travelling, it was bound to happen at some point.

Haha ya youíll never see me spending 2 grand at a club, at least not of my own money.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
Ayecarumba
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January 31st, 2019 at 8:38:33 AM permalink
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... Haha ya youíll never see me spending 2 grand at a club, at least not of my own money.



With prices in the six figures for modest purchases, what does the currency situation look like for a regular joe? Do they have a million COP bill? Even if the smallest bill is 1000, you'd end up carrying big wads of bills just to buy groceries.
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PokerGrinder
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January 31st, 2019 at 9:07:19 AM permalink
The biggest bill that they use is 50,000. They do have a 100,000 bill but I only saw it once in two weeks in Colombia so it doesnít get circulated at all.

Groceries are cheap, we bought fruit, drinks, snacks and beer for under 50,000.

An average meal was between 5-20k.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
EvenBob
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January 31st, 2019 at 10:20:26 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I still say that I have an iron stomach, this is the first time Iíve gotten sick in all my years of travelling,



Yet another perk of traveling. Went to Mexico City
with a buddy and he had the runs so bad 20 min
after eating the wonderful street food, he couldn't
make it back to the room and unloaded in one of
those big planters they have trees in, right in the
lobby.. Good times..

Tony Bourdain said in an interview that what we
never saw on his travel shows was the number
of times he was up all night, running to the
bathroom every 10 minutes from some poisoning
he got from street vendors in even the best
countries. He lost count.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
tringlomane
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January 31st, 2019 at 10:29:00 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Iíve been pushing the leave it button like mad but I think itís broken.



Understandable. Bob is a big reason why I stopped writing TRs here.
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January 31st, 2019 at 10:51:07 AM permalink
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Understandable. Bob is a big reason why I stopped writing TRs here.


I always enjoyed your TR's. Beer and VP...


PG
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