Charlie I'd take the blockades any day after my ride in to Panajachel. The worst roads I've been on as far as potholes, water erosion and complete missing sections of blacktop. Seriously messed up roads and monster traffic. To top it off, I got into such thick fog and clouds I couldn't see and it turned into an absolute monsoon that lasted for the last hour or more into Panajachel. Red mud waterfalls pouring off the spectacular mountains and onto the road, foot deep water on streets in the towns. My waterproof gear ain't. Just got into a hotel and the lady there felt sorry for the drowned and soaking Gigantica, making me the best cup of Guatemalan coffee on the planet. Aaaaaaaaaah. I'm beat. One hell of a long day Oh yeah, and while I'm sniveling, the Garmin gave me hell and then showed no roads in Guatemala! I used the phone and GPS apps but had to yank it when the rain started. Trying to find my way through the little towns in serious fog and rain was a pain. I want my mommy!