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Old 12-28-2012, 05:16 AM   #35
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Antigua , Guatemala
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Originally Posted by shmula1 View Post
Hi it's 12/26/12 and I just got here I'm heading south but don't have a
Planed route. I will stay for couple of days and would like to explor the
Area. Also for a next stop toward el salvador
Any suggestions ?
Check out the small villages around the lake , market in Chichicastenago(Thursday and Sunday), take a look at the local church there, pretty interesting to see the mixture between Mayan tradition and Catholic curch.
If you get there early, there is a small hill just outside of Chichicastenango where you can witness Mayan rites with chicken sacrifices etc. Just ask around for Pasqual Abaj
Don't miss Antigua on your way south.

Originally Posted by Dazzer View Post
Leigh and I will be riding through Guatemala on our Yamaha very soon on the central American leg of our round the world trip. Any tips of roads that should or should not be ridden and sights that should be seen would be of great help.

Also If any ADV riders would like to meet up for a beer that would also be

Dazzer and Leigh

Ride write up so far

I would love to buy you guys a beer if you come through Antigua or even take you for a ride on some of our not so well known but amazing backroads . I'm located in Antigua : I will be back in town from a hike up to El Mirador around January 6.

Originally Posted by kta View Post

It would be wise to go clockwise around the lake and skip the roads between San Pedro and Santiago - lots of crooks out there that sometimes attack motorcyclists.
You can ask for free police escort for the short dirt part (3KM) between San Pedro and Santiago ; I know there have been some issues there, but we locals still ride there all the time . It's a beautiful road.
Just stop at the police station on your way out of San Pedro and tell the cops that you ar going to Santiago ; they will have a patrol car waiting for you at the "dangerous" part .
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