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Old 07-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #226
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TVIP extension

Hey Guaterider, do you know if the TVIP extension count for just time in Guatemala or the whole c-4?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #227
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TVIP counts just for the country , your personal permit/visa counts for C4
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #228
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You can get an extension of your TVIP in Guatemala City , it is free and it takes only 10 minutes . But you have to get it BEFORE the original one is expired .
That's good to know, how long is the extension? Another 90 days?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #229
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Thanks for the information guys!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #230
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That's good to know, how long is the extension? Another 90 days?
2 friends of mine got 5 more month , this was just 2 weeks ago .
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #231
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There are lot of opinions on this matter - buying a bike in Guatemala. If you go back in this thread you'll see some discussion on it.

My $.02

- stay away from the Chinese bikes
- dont buy new, tags will take too long
- talk to Frenchy and Jose at MotoCafe and Taz at MotoMundo to see what bikes are around for sale... there is always something
- meetup with inmates GuateRider and RichSuz, really nice guys and have a lot of local riding knowledge

Enjoy it, so much great riding in Guatemala!
thanks, useful info!
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #232
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I was able to quickly renew my TVIP on the day of the expiration...less than ten minutes as was mentioned by GuateRider. Thanks to everyone for your help!

Also, this article was helpful with detailed directions and photos for finding the SAT:
http://unwireme.com/how-to-extend-yo...-in-guatemala/

At this point, Im going to keep it California plated and list it for sale. If it hasn`t sold when the second 90 day expiration is getting close , Ill either import it, ship it or ride it up to the states.

If anyone is interested in a California-plated 2007 KTM Adventure setup for long distance riding, drop me a PM. I`ll give you a deal :)

Thanks again guys!
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #233
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I was able to quickly renew my TVIP on the day of the expiration...less than ten minutes as was mentioned by GuateRider. Thanks to everyone for your help!

Also, this article was helpful with detailed directions and photos for finding the SAT:
http://unwireme.com/how-to-extend-yo...-in-guatemala/

At this point, Im going to keep it California plated and list it for sale. If it hasn`t sold when the second 90 day expiration is getting close , Ill either import it, ship it or ride it up to the states.

If anyone is interested in a California-plated 2007 KTM Adventure setup for long distance riding, drop me a PM. I`ll give you a deal :)

Thanks again guys!
As Julio said we got our extension very easily, we actually did it on a photocopy of our passports as our passports were stuck in immigration while it was closed for renovations.

10 minutes, all smiles, no money and feliz viajar.

Guatemala makes life easy as far as that goes
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #234
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Yesterday was the most fun I have ever had riding a bike. There was everything you could think of.. some areas were beautiful smooth, winding roads, some had tons of potholes, some places had only dirt trails, some were ancient cobblestone roads. Lots of switchbacks. HELL of a lot of elevation changes. Country roads, congested cities, open highway. For the most part the traffic was extremely light too.. had the roads all to myself. And there was always beautiful scenery everywhere I turned.

My steed: Indian made Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. Rented for $38/day. I kicked the shit out of this thing and it still works perfectly. Really liking it. Reminds me of a low powered Suzuki Gladius.


In front of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala




Stopped to grab a drink




Wild dog








Just outside Santiago








Above the clouds




Some small farming village I passed through.


Got lost. Found cow.


The route. Google says it takes 2 hours. They lie.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #235
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Riding around the lake is amazing, glad you enjoyed it!

Curious, where did you rent the bike?
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #236
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I called my landlord and he talked to the owner of a repair shop. It was his personal bike. It's Taller Tzajan. The owner is Elias. The shop is on Calle Principal in Panajachel across from Banrural. It's as soon as you come in from Solola by the Bombero.

I talked to another place in San Pedro before talking to my landlord. They wanted something like 180 GTQ per hour for a Honda Tornado. This guy charged 300 GTQ for an entire day on his Pulsar. Pretty good deal.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #237
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Antigua???

Hi guy's!

Anyone in Antigua during the next few day's??? We're in Copan now and we'll ride to Antigua tomorrow. If anyone is around.. would be nice to catch up for a beer

Btw... any suggestions for a good cheap place with safe parking in Antigua???


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Old 07-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #238
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Hi guy's!

Anyone in Antigua during the next few day's??? We're in Copan now and we'll ride to Antigua tomorrow. If anyone is around.. would be nice to catch up for a beer

Btw... any suggestions for a good cheap place with safe parking in Antigua???


Werner+Claudia from sunny Copan
You guys should stop by Moto Cafe on 6a Calle Oriente for a beer, always some good 2 wheel conversation there. Say hello to Frenchy and Jose for me.

here's a pic - I was about to lead a tour out of Moto Cafe:


As for hotels, there are tons of options depending on budget. El Hostal (http://www.elhostal.hostel.com/) is a great budget option w/ free breakfast included. Its also across the street from one of Antigua's best bars IMO, Cafe No Se.

Enjoy,
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #239
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Hi guy's!

Anyone in Antigua during the next few day's??? We're in Copan now and we'll ride to Antigua tomorrow. If anyone is around.. would be nice to catch up for a beer

Btw... any suggestions for a good cheap place with safe parking in Antigua???


Werner+Claudia from sunny Copan

Send me a PM when you get to Antigua.
Claudia and Ingo are here as well .
They are pretty happy with the Hotel Lolita and its parking :
1 Calle poniente # 29 (Q.150 =$ 19 double room) , just a few blocks from the main square.
Julio

PS: If you are still in Copan, make sure to check out the hot springs, short ride out of town. They are great !!!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #240
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Hola!

We'll try to get to Antigua tomorrow.
I'll let you know when we're in town and where!

Looking forward for a


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