Hey all, I'm planning on running down to Panama from the US next month and into November. I have a couple questions. 1. My understanding is that I can get a Mexican TVIP for up to 180 days. It appears that one could NOT close out their TVIP when entering Guatemala (or Belize, or back into the US for that matter) to save the hassle of doing it again in a few weeks. Is this the case, or am I missing something? I saw a passing reference where someone had to show their Banjercito paperwork to the Guatemalan entry officials to show they had properly exited MX. 2. I am unfortunately in need of making time returning north on this trip. My route goes around El Salvador southbound (with less time constraints), but as I am trying to meet some family in Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, chose a return route along the coast, staying on the Pan Am. Would you suggest going around El Salvador, staying in Honduras to cross directly into Guatemala to avoid the extra crossing, or stick to the Pan Am? Which is more likely to save time? Essentially, I'm racing a cruise ship from the Panama Canal (Nov 13) to Puerto Quetzal (Nov 17). If everything proceeds well, is this even feasible? 3. Are there any other efficiencies possible in Central America for travelers passing back through the other way after a recent transit?