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Old 01-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #841
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Happy New Year and also Happy Birthday in a days time now, Safe riding and Thanks for pics and reports and keep them coming
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #842
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Happy New Year make it a safe 2013 Love your FAMILY
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #843
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Made in to Guatemala
The border was easy
I paid about $20 US to leave Belize and about $20 US to bring my bike in to Guatemala.
Still took some time to get all the stamps and paper work done
Well at leastI hoe I got it all done
Went to Tikal and walked around the ruins
Amazing
It took me about 4+ hours to see everything
I am in this little town about 20 miles south now
Got some dinner and a Gallo Beer
No wifi but I am at a internet cafe using their computers
I was going to camp
Found a place for Q35.......that{s about $5)
It was not real nice
So I found a hotel that is nice, has secure parking
The room has its own bathroom with hot water
And its only $15 a night
Maybe I am getting soft but for $10 more.....it was a no brainer
Not sure where I am going tomorrow but I have all night to dream about it
I will post pics next time I find wifi
Buenos Nochas
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #844
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Thanks M&P
Feliz Año

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #845
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Creekr makes a good point about inner reflection when riding alone. I've done most of my long disance rides alone and I could always think with extreme clarity. Something you cannot do sitting in a cubicle. Not to get heavy, but there is no doubt that long distance motorcycle travel is a metaphor for life's journey. Its real & raw living. It also parallels the ups & downs of life. Some good days on the road, a few crappy ones, and the occasional lonely day. One thing is for sure, you'll come back a wiser guy. Now pass the rum punch!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #846
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Happy New Year and also Happy Birthday in a days time now, Safe riding and Thanks for pics and reports and keep them coming
Gotta find some wine for my birthday to celebrate..............it{s been a while
Man can not live on beer, tequila and rum alone
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #847
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Yep, not alone when I log on to my blog

But my little tent can get lonely at night


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Love the pics and stories. I think from reading the posts from others, you have a lot of company riding with you!

Happy New Year
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #848
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I need to learn Spanish faster some how
I am missing out on so much because I can{t have a normal conversation down here

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Ed, Happy New Year! Just playing catch up on your report... Really like all the travel issues and details about camping and interaction with locals and other travelers. The cave exploring sounds a lil'' sketch though
Have a great 2013!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #849
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I cant remember te name of the place
But in Mexico, it probablt has not changed much

I need to start planning for my boat ride to Columbia soon
I am thinking late January
I will pin it down in the next couple of weeks

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Yo Ed

Was that place called 'La Ventosa' or something like that? I stayed at a place that looks very much like that like 30 years ago!!! :-) Probably just hallucinating. But there was a nasty guy hanging around back then too! ;-)

Your RR is awesome man. Awesome!

Happy New Year man!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #850
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The camera is a waterproof Nikon
I wanted the Canon but it was 3 times as much
I figured if it takes a dump or gets lost or stolen, I can just buy another and still be better off
In the end, I wish I would have bought the Canon


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Still enjoying your RR. Your photos are great. What camera is it, as you also took it underwater. Hope 2013 is a great and safe adventure for you. Keep the report and photos coming.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #851
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Amen
Not only am I learning the world, but I am learning more about myself
And people don{t know what I mean unless you have been in our shoes
Thanks

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Now is the time to look inward, and make adjustments in our lives. I too have traveled alone and know there can be lonely and dark times. However, these same times can be used for great reflection and action.


Please keep in mind, your grass on your side of the fence looks pretty darn good to us desk jockies! Have a Happy & Safe New Year........................
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #852
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Well said
I have left the land of rum punch and rasta dudes
Now it all about the Rooster (Gallo Beer)
Tomorrow I will explore beyond the rooster and see what else this country has to offer

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Creekr makes a good point about inner reflection when riding alone. I've done most of my long disance rides alone and I could always think with extreme clarity. Something you cannot do sitting in a cubicle. Not to get heavy, but there is no doubt that long distance motorcycle travel is a metaphor for life's journey. Its real & raw living. It also parallels the ups & downs of life. Some good days on the road, a few crappy ones, and the occasional lonely day. One thing is for sure, you'll come back a wiser guy. Now pass the rum punch!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #853
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I need to learn Spanish faster some how
I am missing out on so much because I can{t have a normal conversation down here
Ecuador has really cheap Spanish immersion classes in Quito...Friend from work went and said it was great....
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #854
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Eduardo! Ole! - Following your adventures with much envy! You're looking great! Bike looks good too. Now that you're almost through the muck of Central America - I thought maybe I'd fly down to SA. Let's coordinate! Drop me a PM when you get a chance!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #855
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Happy Birthday keep it up we are all with you. I love getting my fix every Monday. Thanks
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