I wish I still had the link to a RR from last spring that started similar to yours but the guy rode south. He ended up meeting a lady in Brazil (or some other So. Amer. country) sold the bike, bought a car and they finished the trip to the south tip. He then decided to relocate to the America on south side of the equator.
Putting some dirt rodes in your travel plans seems to help solve a world of problems!!