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Old 12-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #1291
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Julio,

I enjoy following your travels, but again, for me, your photos are the best part. You really have a good eye for composition and subjects.

I am in Santa Ana, Costa Rica with my two girls. Headed for La Fortuna and Volcan Arenal today. Trying to get my head wrapped around 10'000 Collones = $20USD.

Be safe in you're travels.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #1292
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Julio,
Thanks for all the work and effort that you put into this ride report. I've really enjoyed following your trip and it brought back some nice memories for me.

Enjoy your return to Guatemala and I hope your next adventure isn't too far off :)
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #1293
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Hola, Servus!

Looks like you will make it back right when you wanted to!
Am followong the thread, green with envy

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #1294
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Awsome adventure and RR Julio and Luisa !! Felicidades !!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:14 AM   #1295
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Julio,

I enjoy following your travels, but again, for me, your photos are the best part. You really have a good eye for composition and subjects.

I am in Santa Ana, Costa Rica with my two girls. Headed for La Fortuna and Volcan Arenal today. Trying to get my head wrapped around 10'000 Collones = $20USD.

Be safe in you're travels.


Thank you !

Enjoy Costa Rica and your girls , Pura Vida !!!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:16 AM   #1296
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Julio,
Thanks for all the work and effort that you put into this ride report. I've really enjoyed following your trip and it brought back some nice memories for me.

Enjoy your return to Guatemala and I hope your next adventure isn't too far off :)


Thank you for having been along !
We will enjoy our return and the continuation of our journey is already in the preparation stage
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:22 AM   #1297
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Looks like you will make it back right when you wanted to!
Am followong the thread, green with envy

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Hola Barb,
yes I will be back on time for the arrival of my sons ! They prepared a great Christmas-New Year adventure for me that includes a lot of 4WD driving and a long hike to El Mirador, the biggest Mayan site in the northern Peten.
Hope everything is OK at your end !

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:24 AM   #1298
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Awsome adventure and RR Julio and Luisa !! Felicidades !!

Gracias hermano !! Your help in this adventure was essential !
Hopefully we will get soon the chance to get together and talk about all our friends in common
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #1299
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Bluhduh The ride to the border

We had a very early dinner because the restaurant closes at 5.30 pm ; no more food or cold beer after that

So we decided to order some fajitas de pollo and some beer and wait until the temperature of the beer would rise close to its acceptable limit . When that moment came we set down to dinner : The fajitas were to cold and the beer to warm , but it was good and we enjoyed it Don't let our faces fool you






The next morning we got up early, we wanted to get to the border before the heat started. We were up and ready early , but the gate was locked and nobody around to open it up





After some time , somebody showed up and let us out







And so now we were on our way to our last border crossing on this journey...lots of intense feelings along the road , on both seats of the bike ,hard to describe. Sometimes it was even hard to focus on the road, my mind was not there all the time.

But nevertheless , we made it to the border










It didn't take us long to return the TVIP, get my $400 back and ride on for another 4 KM before arriving at our side of the border.
Most of this 4 KM we were holding each others hand and I felt just so lucky to have a wife that is crazy enough to hold up with my crazyness and for sharing this journey with me . Gracias , mi amor !!











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Old 12-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #1300
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #1301
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Julio with the (happy to be back in Guatemala) look on his face.

It was a fantastic journey and I'm happy that I was able to be a part of it.

Un abrazo desde Girdwood!
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #1302
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Still smiling after all those miles.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and many more miles of smiles.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #1303
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Welcome back! Wishing you happy holidays and many more wonderful miles ahead!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:31 AM   #1304
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Thanks Shawn, it was an honor sharing part of the road with you !!
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:35 AM   #1305
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Julio with the (happy to be back in Guatemala) look on his face.

It was a fantastic journey and I'm happy that I was able to be a part of it.

Un abrazo desde Girdwood!

You are right on all counts !!
It was great being your guest twice , I really enjoyed that time, the cooking, eating and
I hope to see you soon down here, with or without your bike .
Un abrazo mi hermano !!!
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