17 comments on “Almost Hostages. It sure felt like it.

  1. RIOJA has really good wine make sure you and Matteo enjoy some…
    ““Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
    Congrats you guys are improving.
    PS bring me back some Coffee beans

  2. Hola Roberto/Matteo, I want to let you know that I feel really bad and somehow responsible for what happened. We cant believe what you guys have gone through before leaving Colombia!! we are so sorry you had to live a situation like that. Nothing out of control like that happened in a long time. Right after you called me, I called the ambasy and talked to the security guy (Rodrigo Cebolla), I told him about the situation, next morning called him again and he told me that the ambassy had contacted you guys, he did not give me any other information. I called several times to Don Luis but you guys weren’t around. Really, nobody was aware of the strike nor it would be so intense, we are “used to” this kind of things where normally they block the road for big trucks and leave everybody else alone as you described happened on the first block. Unfortunally, our goverment does not work on favor of small poor farmers as it does for big multinational corporations, which does not help.Ever since Lee contacted me and told me about the trip, I tried to contact you because I wanted to go along with you guys within the colombian territory.. cause you never know. For the past 9 years I’ve travelled all over the country with no problems whatsoever.We are very happy that you made it through and on the bright side.. no lines at the border.. (sorry bad joke) Have a great trip (I think you are having it) Andres

    Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:32:15 +0000 To: j_andres_2001@hotmail.com

  3. Unbelievable, Roberto! What a situation to find yourselves in. We’re just so very happy to know you and Matteo are now in Ecuador. Wishing you safe travels from this point on. Love from K.E.K.E

  4. Je cours mettre des cierges chez Santa Rita, la sainte des causes perdues, Sensationnel à lire, ton journal, et je rajoute une autre douzaine pour ton ange gardien!!! XXXX Veronique

  5. The fact that you are riding for such an admirable cause may have saved your bacon.If you had been regular moto tourists who knows how it may have ended.Good work guys.Glad you’re safe.

  6. Wow! Truly an incredible and heart-pounding read, you guys are truly a fearless crew. So happy and grateful to be a part of your journey. Best of luck through the next unknown.

  7. Incredible! What a compelling and astonishing story. You should right a book Roberto! So thrilling and grateful to get to be with you in your journey. Brent xx

    Excuse any typo’s, sent from my iPhone5

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