Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. sonnyboy

    sonnyboy Adventurer

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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
  2. m&p products

    m&p products Adventurer

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    Happy New Year make it a safe 2013 Love your FAMILY
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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
  4. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Thanks M&P
    Feliz Año

  5. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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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!
  6. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Gotta find some wine for my birthday to celebrate..............it{s been a while
    Man can not live on beer, tequila and rum alone
  7. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Yep, not alone when I log on to my blog

    But my little tent can get lonely at night :evil


  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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

  9. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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

  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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


  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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

  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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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

  13. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Ecuador has really cheap Spanish immersion classes in Quito...Friend from work went and said it was great....
  14. JetJockJim

    JetJockJim n00b

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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!
  15. sureshotbrown

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    Happy Birthday keep it up we are all with you. I love getting my fix every Monday. Thanks :1drink
  16. quimexa

    quimexa Adventurer

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    Happy Birthday ED!!!!!!!!!!! :beer
  17. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Ed

    Happy Birthday Ed
    Wishing you the best and safe travel, will have a :freakyfor you.
    I have fillet mignon and a bottle of Kendal Jackson waiting for you :evil
    :lol3
  18. m&p products

    m&p products Adventurer

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    Happy 47th Birthday! Hope you find some birthday cake to celebrate! Stay safe! Love M&P
  19. Marine By Choice

    Marine By Choice Sergeant 0311

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    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY and thank you

    Ed,

    Your excellent ride report and pictures leave all of us wanting more and more. You have done what we all wish to do but are not courageous enough to do!

    I have been a traveling salesman for most of my adult life and know the loneliness you face from time to time. In my busiest time I spent around 250 nights per year on the road. Fortunately I have a VERY understanding wife who kept everything together at home. You will, in future years, learn that these travel times allowed you to "know" yourself so much better than the average person. And you will be glad you took the time for this journey.

    Safe travels!
    Keith
  20. Adventurous Human

    Adventurous Human n00b

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    Finally found and caught up on your blog. AMAZING travels - I'm also from SoCal and you have inspired me to make the trip myself! I'm taking pointers and some boarder prices from your blog. Keep livin the dream.

    ¡feliz cumpleaños! :freaky
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