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Old 10-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #61
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My buddy is going to make a trip in South america in November.

Maybe you will meet him somewhere.
I will give him the tips you wrote here.

Love your pics and stories.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #62
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The pics and info are very good ! The running commentary, pontificating, and opining are tiresome.
Do have a safe trip.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #63
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The pics and info are very good ! The running commentary, pontificating, and opining are tiresome.
Do have a safe trip.
I am enjoying your report. Please Opine as much as you want. If someone does not want to be Opined they can think of your ride report as a Playboy magazine and just look at the pictures. In fact if you want to carry on a running pontification be my guest............and do have a safe trip.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #64
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The running commentary, pontificating, and opining are tiresome.
Do have a safe trip.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #65
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The pics and info are very good ! The running commentary, pontificating, and opining are tiresome.
Do have a safe trip.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:08 PM   #66
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WOW ... One month in already!

We're lovein' your ride reports. KitKat is SO glad she didn't have to mortgage the house to bail you out of la carcel for your 'speeding' violation earlier on in your ride through northern Mexico. We were sorry to hear you lost your ride lieutenant. Stay vertical and keep the pic's and commentary coming!
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #67
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Disagree with acejones.

Enjoying the ride tale, keep it coming.

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Old 10-31-2013, 10:06 AM   #68
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nice

recognize the BC Ferries deck anywhere .....

so the shiny black ST1300 is going to be lonely in the garage eh .... well maybe my shiny black ST1300 can keep it company .... following along
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:24 PM   #69
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Reporting live from Palenque with the monkeys howling in the background






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Old 11-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #70
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Quote from Horizons Unlimited re. crossing border from Mex to Guat:

"Allow 2 hours, arrive early, not at lunch time, avoid weekends & public holidays"

So J&V figured that if they got to the border at 1235 on Friday, Dia de Los Muertos, everything would be just peachy.



We crossed at El Ceibo,



10 minutes to get out of Mexico, including a very diligent custom officer who brave the heat and humidity to take a picture of the VIN.


Enter the Guatemalan side, I am indicated where to pull over. And Jackie goes to work, 20 minutes later I need to walk a hundred metres into Guate to change our left over Pesos to Quetzales, hand the loot back to Jackie, she signals the fumigator to do his deed while she goes to pay the fees at the Bancorural, and we are out of here.

What a fixer she is

15 QTZ each for entry stamps
160 QTZ for vehicle import fees
11 QTZ for fumigation


All together out of Mex into Guate, 35 minutes while I chatted with the very friendly custom officer.



A longish ride to Flores and we are overlooking the peninsula from our Chaltunha hostal.







Out of North America and into Central America



I'll be back tomorrow with more pics from Palenque
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #71
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Excellent, what a great team you are. Enjoying the ride report, photos, even your opines!

Saludos,

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #72
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Thanks all of you for the readership and comments.


Here is a quick video of entering the border area at El Ceibo. When first arriving in Tenosique there is a Custom security check point, the last PEMEX prior to Guatemala.

Prior to exiting the city there is another check point, then you make a right and follow the signs for El Ceibo, about 75km. One last check point and 5km later you are at the border.

After exiting Mexico you ride about 200 metres and arrive in Guatemala.

In that order the video shows the buildings on the right:

Immigration
Aduana for vehicle import
Banrural
Fumigation

Far in the distance about 100 metres you can see some other structures, this is where I walked to change money.


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Old 11-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #73
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Well done.

Dear Jack and Valentino,

First, as usual, I was catch by your RR because of the trip itself. I'm from Brasil and, well, it's about going S.A. so I always enjoy to see the american adv rider's point of view about things here. And obvious, as with most of adventurers, it's a very good opportunity to see great pics.

I must confess I wasn't up to date in your RR, since time wasn't on my side the last couple of weeks. But, just right now, as I finished your post #49, I realized that I can't miss any of your updates.

You see, I'm a History teacher (with an unfinished business here as my own RR isn't complete - for lack of time and enthusiasm) and your post #49 touched me deeply. I have those two books as the most important reading back when I was a college student. You chose wisely. And you gonna see things way more understandable (am I say it correctly?) because of Galeano's book. Most people think our problems are from our recent history but, as you will see, they have their roots deep in our colonial past and to fix 500 years of trouble, well, it's not an easy task.

Thank you, so much, for taking us along. I'm looking for the next post and be sure that if you come all the way to Brasil I'll be grateful to help you and show you parts of my country.

Safe travels,

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Dear Jack and Valentino,

First, as usual, I was catch by your RR because of the trip itself. I'm from Brasil and, well, it's about going S.A. so I always enjoy to see the american adv rider's point of view about things here. And obvious, as with most of adventurers, it's a very good opportunity to see great pics.

I must confess I wasn't up to date in your RR, since time wasn't on my side the last couple of weeks. But, just right now, as I finished your post #49, I realized that I can't miss any of your updates.

You see, I'm a History teacher (with an unfinished business here as my own RR isn't complete - for lack of time and enthusiasm) and your post #49 touched me deeply. I have those two books as the most important reading back when I was a college student. You chose wisely. And you gonna see things way more understandable (am I say it correctly?) because of Galeano's book. Most people think our problems are from our recent history but, as you will see, they have their roots deep in our colonial past and to fix 500 years of trouble, well, it's not an easy task.

Thank you, so much, for taking us along. I'm looking for the next post and be sure that if you come all the way to Brasil I'll be grateful to help you and show you parts of my country.

Safe travels,

Arjones.


Thanks for tagging along Arjones

It is our responsibility to learn, at the very least make an attempt to comprehend why things are the way they are. How Neo-Liberalism is just the extended arm of 400 hundred years of exploitation. That before Sept 11, 2001, there was Sept 11, 1973. As such we can hope that our Latin hosts see us for who we are and not simply the extension of the politics of the land we live in.

I must make a note about the fact that we are not American, Canadian maybe and again not so much...



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Old 11-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #75
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The ruins of Palenque

Enough talking in the previous posts for this instalment how about some pics





Close




Far





Furthest




Ou il y a de l'homme, il y a de "l'hommerie"










Valentino playing Indiana Jones




Jackie the "hot" movie star





Mayan transportation














Let see what Tikal has in store for us
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