I enjoyed your RR. I owe you an apology of sorts. I got burned by the same scam at the same Guat border, same helpers, same dollar amounts, same trip to the bank, same parking fee...same story. Riding solo, intimidated by all the Helpers swarming the bike, afraid to leave it unattended, linguistically challenged...sound familiar?
I should have posted it but I never do the RR's. I'm just not disciplined enough I guess. I could have saved you some money. I'll buy you some beers instead if you ever get out to Salt Spring Island or I get out to NB.
Enjoy the new ride. Thanks for the read. Maybe I'll return the RR favour next time (but I wouldn't hold my breath!)