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Old 02-02-2012, 04:28 AM   #6361
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Looks like a great trip... wish I coulda went....

Make sure you do a ride report!
I'll do a RR, because I have to document the sublime beauty of the stunning Esther of Palenque
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #6362
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Well, reading these ride reports has made me rethink my trip. I am now considering just doing Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The thing is I have about six weeks to ride in Latin America. At first I thought I would blast through to Yaviza and that way I could ride all the countries but I'm beginning to think I would not see much more than the Pan Am in Central America. That's a lot of border crossings just for bragging rights. I don't think I can really get to know a country by just spending one or two nights in it and just riding the roads. I am thinking that I could take two weeks going down Mexico to Belize, spend a week in Belize, another week in Guatemala and then take two more weeks going up Mexico over to Baja. That would be a lot more relaxing and I would spend a lot more time getting to know places. I will be entering Mexico around April 1 (after visiting my Dad in Longview and a cross state ride to Big Bend) and have six weeks from that time to either meet my wife in San Diego OR attend the Overland Expo in AZ.

You guys are MUCH more familiar with the size and scale of these countries than I am. Thoughts?
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #6363
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Next to the harbor at the Hotel Emporio
Where is the Hotel Emporio in relation to the Holiday Inn and the Zocalo ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #6364
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Where is the Hotel Emporio in relation to the Holiday Inn and the Zocalo ?
Just a few blocks away, but the Emporio is on the malecón
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #6365
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Our man on the scene in Veracruz, MikeMike
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #6366
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Just a few blocks away, but the Emporio is on the malecón

Thanks Trice,
I figured it out shortly after I posted. Great location !
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #6367
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My thoughts exactly! I have a total of 6 weeks for my ride and was dead set on getting to Panama! I haven't made my final decision yet but probably gonna ride Mex and maybe Belize and Guatamala. My bike is in Cabo now and I return to it in 6 days for a month. I am going to head south and see where I am at a week into my ride. I am learning there is so much to see in Mex!! I am done riding March 5 and will let you know how I feel about my choice then!! Looking at taking two months to do CA in the fall and then I wont feel guilty about blowing through Mex.

The difficult decisions that we have to make!! haha I am sure we both have great rides no matter what the choice



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Well, reading these ride reports has made me rethink my trip. I am now considering just doing Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The thing is I have about six weeks to ride in Latin America. At first I thought I would blast through to Yaviza and that way I could ride all the countries but I'm beginning to think I would not see much more than the Pan Am in Central America. That's a lot of border crossings just for bragging rights. I don't think I can really get to know a country by just spending one or two nights in it and just riding the roads. I am thinking that I could take two weeks going down Mexico to Belize, spend a week in Belize, another week in Guatemala and then take two more weeks going up Mexico over to Baja. That would be a lot more relaxing and I would spend a lot more time getting to know places. I will be entering Mexico around April 1 (after visiting my Dad in Longview and a cross state ride to Big Bend) and have six weeks from that time to either meet my wife in San Diego OR attend the Overland Expo in AZ.

You guys are MUCH more familiar with the size and scale of these countries than I am. Thoughts?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:57 AM   #6368
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Langosta the size of hogie buns at La Mera Madre, on the malecón, Veracruz.
The ones from the Pacific taste better
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #6369
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Our man on the scene in Veracruz, MikeMike
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #6370
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LOL! You guys are too kind. You got my "bad" side in the photo LOL!
Wish I had more time to spend with you, you guys have a good day for riding up the coast and then inland on the twisty route to Teziutlan, Puebla, some nasty weather moving in this weekend, but you'll be well ahead of it.
Have a safe trip back.
You didn't tell me you were dining at the Mera Madre last night, it's about 3 blocks from my house! You went to the one on what we call "the new" boulevard and the restaurant has a design like the front of a ship, right? Jimmex had asked about seafood but I think I was guilty of convincing him to have a steak...my bad...but the steak was good (Thanks Jim!), you guys are going to like it next time through.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #6371
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I had a hot dog for dinner last night y uno cerveza



What's under that skirt? Pic of the entire bike please. Looks interesting.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #6372
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4 years ago a bunch of us went to Copper Canyon. I can't remember if I got my deposit back or not. i.e. I can't remember(old age) if I cancelled my TVIP and handed back the sticker and document. Will this be a problem if I try to go into Mexico again this spring??? Thanks in advance
Call the nearest Mexican consulate, and explain the situation to them. A friend of mine did that a few years back and he was subsequently turned away at the border when he tried to re-enter Mexico. He had to show documentation that he had not sold the vehicle in Mexico before they'd let him drive a vehicle into the country, which translated to showing a bill of sale/title transfer within the US or showing that you still own the vehicle. My buddy got his situation resolved, but it ruined the trip he had planned after he reached the border, and was turned back.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #6373
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What's under that skirt? Pic of the entire bike please. Looks interesting.

This only has something to do with skirts....

Every now and then, you see something from Mexico, that as a gringo, makes you say "Whhhaaaaaaaaaa?" And, it makes you appreciate the beauty of the way Mexicans look at the situation.

Check this out:

protest walk.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #6374
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You didn't tell me you were dining at the Mera Madre last night, it's about 3 blocks from my house! You went to the one on what we call "the new" boulevard and the restaurant has a design like the front of a ship, right?
La Mera Madre: Best place in Veracruz for lobster the size of a football
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #6375
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Yecenia, in the market at Cuetzalan, making our dinner of tacos al pastor.

Yecenia tells me she has been making tacos here for 30 years.

Cuetzalan is a Pueblo Magico. Check it out!
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