The Beginning of My South American Adventure
After 5 days on a boat I was excited to be back on land and get back to riding. I still had to unload the bike and get through Colombia customs though. It took almost a full day to unload the bike, get it imported, load all my gear back on it and then get insurance. Captain Ludwig of the Stalhratte has improved the unloading process in Cartagena by using a floating dock instead of a dinghy. Six bikes can fit on it at a time and it pulls up to a small pier and you just ride right off. A few of us jumped the gun and took off before the floating dock was tied up so my bike went over a small gap before I was safe on land.
A bunch of us stayed in hostels in the old part of Cartagena and spent time exploring the restaurants, sights, and bars.