The Cassey Excursion Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
November 18th, 2020 French Creek RV

Still open for the season because the weather is holding and people keep showing up. Although bathrooms and showers have already been secured. The woman who runs the place lives here year round.

December 23rd, 2019 Outdoor Parqueo for the Mall

if your vehicle is over 2.1 meters this parking lot is a good option. it cost 5,000 mil for overnight parking although there isn't really overnight parking. they let me stay anyway and I pulled forward to be right in front of the mall where the security guards were standing all night.

December 9th, 2019 Hotel San Francisco

Hotel right in downtown Bogota with free breakfast and free parking (lot directly across the street with no height restrictions. Could not have been happier with this choice for my stay. Booked for $20/night for 3 nights but price my fluctuate. This was a deal on The tram stop is just outside the door on the other side from the parking lot. Hotel is clean and nice.

December 6th, 2019 Macondo Guest House

What a wonderful place to stay and visit Medellin. I parked my Westy in the driveway and stayed in my car for 20,000 COP/night. Plenty of room for motorcycles to park their bikes inside for more safety. Within 10 minutes walking of Pablado metro station and also within 10 minutes of the exito grocery store (HUGE) and 10-15 minutes walking of movie theaters/malls. On Tuesday and Wednesday they have half price movie tickets at cine Colombia. Only 7,000 COP ($2 USD) for just released movies! I went both nights to also practice my Spanish with the subtitles ☺️. I went on the tour to Guatapé and the pickup location was Pablado Park 11 minutes walking from the hostel, which was nice because you meet early. Very happy with the location and facilities. They also have laundry service! (price is per kg). They are planning to start Spanish classes soon (possibly end of December 2019) for people who which to learn.

December 3rd, 2019 Taller Hare Automotriz

Went here for an oil change with a 1990 Vanagon and it cost 100,000 COP / $28 USD with a new filter. they specialize in VW. phone number: 312-765-2143. The clearance for their shop is not very high and so they conducted the oil change outside on the street because my rooftop rack would not clear. I inspected everything afterwards to ensure no leaks.

December 3rd, 2019 Taller Hare Automotriz

also I am adding a picture of the business card.

November 15th, 2019 Part 2 - DIJ Vehicle Inspection to ship Vehicle

Just wanted to add a photo of the building. use the bridge to cross the busy highway especially if it is raining hard as the roads here were pretty flooded when we went to get our paperwork.

November 15th, 2019 Part 1 - DIJ Vehicle Inspection for Exporting Vehicle

If you have something wrong with your Panama TIP ie. Vin number incorrect even after double checking the paperwork at the boarder 🤦🏻‍♀️, do not freak out. There is an aduana office just down the road that the vehicle inspection officer can direct you to. I left the inspection and took a taxi for $3 and was back in 30 minutes with the updated and correct paperwork. there was no one at the office so I didn't wait in any line. I still got my vehicle inspection paperwork the same day. If you have to go to fix your TIP do not forget original copies of the TIP and also the insurance as they will need both to update everything. Luckily I had brought everything. Safe travels!

November 7th, 2019 Elias Vanagon Mechanic and Parts!

Elias fixes interior and exterior problems for cars and specializes in Vanagons!! conducts general mechanical repairs and can get extra parts especially for Vanagons!! Elias WhatsApp: +50685631358. he was very fair and did an amazing job on my Vanagon when I was passing through San Jose!

November 1st, 2019 Elias Vanagon Mechanic and Parts!

Elias is very good with cosmetic fixes, he installed a manual switch on my solar system, went over the engine, and replaced a leaking fuel line. the price was very fare and he is a mechanic for all cars but specializes in Vanagons. I had to leave the majority of my
things in the car as it was a 5 day job and I have gone over everything twice since my return. nothing was missing.

October 26th, 2019 Ojo De Água

definitely recommend this cold mineral water pool from the volcano. $C166 entrance with very nice facilities, bathrooms, changing room, etc. the road is unpaved but easy to drive and there is parking at the end for bigger rigs.

October 17th, 2019 Restaurant/Cabañas Los Kascadas

They let me buy beers and nachos and spend the night for free. No problem. I was the only one in the parking lot for the night.

October 15th, 2019 CA Travelers

Highly recommend this tour company which you can also sign up with in Vagamundo hostel. paid 325Q for the tour up the volcano + 50Q entry to the park. Farah is working on the first set of female tour guides and is eccstatic about this as am I. She said this has been a long process that she has been working on! The food on the tour was plentiful with wine and hot chocolate at base camp. You are supporting the local community when you use this tour group!

September 24th, 2019 Old Belize Marina / Cucumber Beach

One update: the laundry has been out of commission for quite so time. The washer has stagnant water sitting in it. Everything else was very nice, especially the breeze.

September 23rd, 2019 Bella Sombra Guesthouse

I would say no longer allowing people to park or camp. This did not come from the owners mouth but when I went yesterday to see about camping a younger woman was quite rude and said if I did not have a reservation I should leave. I asked if there was secured parking and she said no. Then I showed her the app since she speaks English and she said they no longer allowed camping on or near the property. She shut the gate in my face and that was that.

September 21st, 2019 Green Monkey Hostel

price has gone up slightly. 195mxn per night for tenting. mixed dorm quoted at 300mxn+ I was just staying in my van. The town of Bacalar is really neat with good vibes

September 18th, 2019 Hotel restaurante la isla bonita

100 mxn for the night. Mosquitos were everywhere and the second to last out door shower has really painful Barb's growing up through the wood slats. I got them stuck on me and my towel. There are 6 outdoor showers so stay away from the left side.

September 12th, 2019 Front of hotel Rio

stayed here last night and the staff at the hotel was so nice. I ate dinner there, charged my phone and used the wifi. it was really nice. the wifi did not work outside but that was okay. In the morning, the woman at the hotel was very rude and mean. I went to use the bathroom and the woman did not even let me step to the door. She said absolutely no permissio and then told the guy to watch me while I walked away. Very different from the evening. I walked down the street .2 miles to the pemex gas station. You win some you loose some 😊

September 11th, 2019 Quinta La Carolina

The couple here is very nice 80pp for the night and wifi at the main building. Showers and toilets are down near the campsite.

September 6th, 2019 La Posada en El Potrero Chico

Price is still 150pp/night. Really great place to stay and very relaxing. It will get very busy starting in October for the climbing season. Even if you don't climb it is worth it to see El Potrero Chico!