Wisconsin to Yavisa, Panama - 2013

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rjzinc, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. intotheabis

    intotheabis High on life!

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    Wow, French Toast in Guatamala. Who'd a thought.
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  2. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    Had no issues crossing in to Honduras this afternoon, the entire process took < 30 minutes and cost $3.00. One official for importing my moto wanted to see 800 in local currency. I showed him I had it and that was that. Not certain what the objective was, maybe wanted to know I had gas money. Required copies of Passport, Registration, Drivers License. I was prepared and also gave them a copy of the Title.

    Leaving Guatemala, had the Temp Vehicle permit stamped at customs and passport stamped 2 miles up the road. Originally I missed the customs stop, there is a checkpoint and tope but no signage. So at the immigration stop, they stamped my passport and had me go back to customs.

    There are also money changes at both Guatemala and Honduras checkpoints. No banks or ATM's at the border. the Guatemal town prior to the border (10 minutes) has a bank.

    I didn't notice any banks/atm's in Honduras as yet but there should be an ATM in Omoa. pictures later. Sure is green in Honduras.

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  3. explr

    explr Just Stooopid

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    Great RR! In!
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  4. Butcho

    Butcho Been here awhile

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    :lurkHave fun Ride safe.
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  5. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    Not able to upload pictures on the wifi where I am staying. There is a beach here that needs to be combed, so I will be in Omoa another night.
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  6. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    In Tela, Honduras for a couple of nights. Not much internet, connecting in a Internet Cafe. Beginning journey towards Nicaragua tomorrow. One more day on the beach here.

    rjzinc.
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  7. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    Continued riding the Carribean Coast of Honduras. Currently in Trujillo, a town which is near the spot where Christopher Columbus first touched the American mainland. The 150 mile ride from Tela was the most potholes I have seen so far this trip (one even was filled with miniature sandbags about football size) and most police and military checkpoints (13).

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    Planning for this trip, I obtained a no fee debit card from Charles Shwab Bank. Came across the first bank (Banco Atlantida) in Central America that did not charge a fee.

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    Tela coast -

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    Trujillo lining up for healthcare

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    Trujillo coast -

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    Trujillo - street view through cafe window.

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  8. rjzinc

    rjzinc The World is My Home

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    When passing through San Jose, Costa Rica. Don't hesitate to stop by BMW Costa Rica. Needed 6000 service and a new set of tires. I contacted Adolfo yesterday and he scheduled me in today. Alex is the tech who worked on my moto and did a really professional job. Total time in the shop was approx 3 hours. [​IMG]

    Also found the coolest hotel/hostal in San Jose. Casa Colon. best place I ahve stayed at so far this trip.[​IMG]
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  9. dnavigator

    dnavigator n00b

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    Just returned from seven days on rental bikes in CR, our fifth trip down there. If you like ceviche you've got to go to Cocorones in the town of Montezuma and get an order of their White Marlin. It's on the Nicoya Peninsula and reachable from San Jose via a ferry. The dirt road north from there to Samara is a great ride especially on a GS--a handful of water crossings to spice it up. The town of Samara is another great place to hang out for a while.
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  10. Butcho

    Butcho Been here awhile

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    New tires...the best $spent. 5 more inches of snow due here by Fri. Enjoy your escape from winter :evil
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  11. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    I'm about to drive down to racine to go to work, jealous of you and your trip! Keep us updated, loving the informative nature of the report. Hope to be able to do a similar trip myself someday.
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  12. Wrebit

    Wrebit Adventurer

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    Is there any way to get to Livingston by bike ? trail or beach riding perhaps?
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  13. baldman1

    baldman1 Been here awhile

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    No there is not. I lived in Livingston when I was a kid. There is only one way into and out of it, boat. Rio Dulce by boat is beautiful.
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