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Old 06-21-2014, 07:17 PM   #23281
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Parting shots

How Mexico has been looking, lately. At least through my lens, anyways...





























And that's that.
Don't go looking into the eye of the swan on the right, too long.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:33 PM   #23282
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How Mexico has been looking, lately. At least through my lens, anyways...





And that's that.
Don't go looking into the eye of the swan on the right, too long.
All great, but these two........hijole!!
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #23283
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Schizz, you got mail.

Meanwhile, I forgot to put one up for Trice. Shot from the studio window at work the other day...

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Old 06-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #23284
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How Mexico has been looking, lately. At least through my lens, anyways...





























And that's that.
Don't go looking into the eye of the swan on the right, too long.
Nice work!
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:01 AM   #23285
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Riding in Mexico

How long would it take to travel from the US border to Guatemala.

I have limited vacation time this year and would like to get as far south as possible. My goal this time out would be to practice traveling in a foreign country and practice my Spanish. Not interested in lots of stop overs. The juice for me is getting comfortable functioning in a foreign country. Thanks- ksop
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:25 AM   #23286
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A few easy days

You could "Iron Butt" it on the cuota - but this is not recommended
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #23287
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How long would it take to travel from the US border to Guatemala.

I have limited vacation time this year and would like to get as far south as possible. My goal this time out would be to practice traveling in a foreign country and practice my Spanish. Not interested in lots of stop overs. The juice for me is getting comfortable functioning in a foreign country. Thanks- ksop
Direct route from Vancouver Island passes through El Paso (you can cross just west of there at Sta. Teresa) leaving you with 1779 miles to La Mesilla, Guatemala - a nice crossing for Lake Atitlan, Antigua, Guate City. Unless you're Nick Sanders you should plan four days to cover this distance. At least. Endurance riding and Mexico are not, IMO, the best mix. A 500 mile day down there can be like 800+ miles in the USA. Take my word for this.

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Old 06-22-2014, 11:59 AM   #23288
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My goal this time out would be to practice traveling in a foreign country and practice my Spanish.

Not interested in lots of stop overs.
It seems, at least to me, that these two thoughts are at odds with each other.

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:26 PM   #23289
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Mexico and beyond

Yes, they are at odds. I have no intentions to stop for tourist type things. I want to embrace the culture, practice my Spanish and see if this life is for me. Hopefully a green gringo like me does not end up on the wrong end of a bad conversation. My Spanish teacher still yells at me mixing up the Spanish words for "year" and" anus" quite regularly. Might not end well for me if I say Buenos anus...to the wrong person. Thanks for the help
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:49 PM   #23290
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How long would it take to travel from the US border to Guatemala.

I have limited vacation time this year and would like to get as far south as possible. My goal this time out would be to practice traveling in a foreign country and practice my Spanish. Not interested in lots of stop overs. The juice for me is getting comfortable functioning in a foreign country. Thanks- ksop
From a Mexico travel rookie who has moto traveled south of the border only three times, my advice is to shorten the length of your trip. Marathon it to the border, but then plan 200 mile days while in Mexico. You will better be able to meet your goals; practice travel in Latin America and practice Spanish.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #23291
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My Spanish teacher still yells at me mixing up the Spanish words for "year" and" anus" quite regularly. Might not end well for me if I say Buenos anus...to the wrong person.
Might not end well if you say it to the "right" person either

There's your subtle innuendo
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:09 PM   #23292
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From a Mexico travel rookie who has moto traveled south of the border only three times, my advice is to shorten the length of your trip. Marathon it to the border, but then plan 200 mile days while in Mexico. You will better be able to meet your goals; practice travel in Latin America and practice Spanish.
You're not a rookie, and this is sage advice
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:14 PM   #23293
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Meanwhile, I forgot to put one up for Trice. Shot from the studio window at work the other day...

Love the Veracruz waterfront vibe

PS:

Here's a link to that ship from Maritime-Connector

It appears she's now in Baltimore

Really fun site if you're into tracking ships world wide
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #23294
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Why would you ever say "buenos año"?
It is "feliz año".
Do you usually wish some one "good year" in English?
If so, when?
Are you buying tires?
Fire your Spanish teacher.
Save your money and book a two week, live in, intensive Spanish and cultural immersion course at least a good 2 days ride south of the US border.
You will eat the food, live in real world conditions, and if you last two weeks you will likely be fine anywhere in Latin America.

Riding fast and far will get you nowhere culturally speaking.
There are huge regional differences in the cultures just in Mexico, alone. Guatemala and Honduras are equally different.
Not giving yourself enough time is the equivalent of spending a week in East Los Angeles.
With a shtty Spanish teacher.

Remember this:
You'll always be a gringo if you do it the wrong way.
But you'll be a guero if you do it the right way.
Coño. :)
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:17 PM   #23295
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From a Mexico travel rookie who has moto traveled south of the border only three times, my advice is to shorten the length of your trip. Marathon it to the border, but then plan 200 mile days while in Mexico. You will better be able to meet your goals; practice travel in Latin America and practice Spanish.
As someone currently sitting south of the border 84 days into my first Mexico trip, I agree with this sentiment. A 500 mile day down here would be exhausting and unpleasant. Not to mention dangerous with the fatigue by the end of the day.
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