Guatemala Section

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by adventureplanet, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    I will never tell anyone that something is completely safe. But I rode it solo last week with no issues.
  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Posted a reply on "Traveling in Mexico..." thread. Sounds like you don't want the western route around Lake Atitlan anyway as it's a bit challenging by all accounts. I rode the eastern side of the lake with no difficulties or troubles. Some rough-ish cobblestone sections but nothing you've not already ridden by this point. I was on a loaded GSA.
  3. goodwithafork

    goodwithafork Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tips Schizz.

    Any additional info on places to avoid, or cool roads that would make my V-Strom happy are much appreciated!
  4. Tanami

    Tanami Under The Weather

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    Hey there Guatemalans and friends there of! I thought I'd drop a line or two as myself, my wife and our two children (7 & 10) will be staying with you for most of November.

    We are traveling from way "down under" Down Under - the island state of Tasmania underneath the big island of Australia.

    We will be based in Panajechal (with all the other gringos I'm told :lol3) but will be bouncing around the place looking at the sites and meeting people. I know we have a weekend in Antigua planned so Ill look to catch up with Guatrider for a cervaza. Anybody else?

    Are we excited..Hell yes.

    If anyone has ideas for things to do or see or think about shout em out. See you soon!
  5. goodwithafork

    goodwithafork Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know about tire availability south of Guatemala? I've got about 5500 miles on my Anakee 3's right now, with a lot of tread left. Trying to decide if it's worth strapping a set on top of everything else.

    I'm also not sure if I'm going to be enjoying the Anakee's as I get further south. They are not that delightful when offroad on anything beyond hard pack.
  6. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Check your PM
  7. goodwithafork

    goodwithafork Been here awhile

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    On it, thanks for the excellent info thus far.
  8. goodwithafork

    goodwithafork Been here awhile

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    Guatemala is pretty great! I think I'll start making my way from Xela to Lake Atitlan and then Antigua early next week (I'm doing a 5 day Spanish course here), and then into Guatemala City.

    GuateRider gave me the lowdown on some tires - so hopefully they have my size in stock. Other than that, I'll just need to track down an oil filter for my V-Strom and maybe some fork seals just to have in case of emergency.

    Anyone have a favorite cheap hotel in the city they would recommend?
  9. ksop

    ksop BMW GSA

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    Leaving Vancouver Island in 3 weeks and heading towards Guatemala. Can someone suggest the best place to cross from Mexico.

    En espanol por favor

    estoy saliendo desde vancouver isla en tres semanas y pregunto cual frontera es mejor a cruzar desde mexico en guatemala
    Muchas gracias por tus ayude


    Muchas gracias

    ksop
  10. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    La Mesilla is the most scenic one IMHO
  11. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    +1 mesilla:D
  12. ksop

    ksop BMW GSA

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    Plan to be guate by Saturday. Anyone around the area?