Team riders: Mario Adolini, Gigi Rizitelli, Alex Pellegrini, Filippo Brunetti.
Period: January 1st – 18th, 2011
Great idea to go to Colombia!
This wonderful country is rich in amazing and unexplored rivers and has an absolutely perfect climate, stunning landscapes and beautiful women. However, if you are planning a trip to Colombia you must be very patient because nothing over there is easy to do, it could be ordering a breakfast or finding someone who can drive you to the river's put in.
We understood it was not going to be an easy trip when, at the airport's baggage reclaim, only one of four kayaks arrived and no paddles! I can sum up the first four days spent in the degenerated city of Bogotá between hostel and airport in one sentence: “!Espera! Estamos en Colombia!”; isn't it funny that the Spanish word "espera=wait" is so similar to the Italian word "spera=hope"??