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Old 10-19-2010, 04:42 AM   #31
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Moustache,

I'm not sure if I understood your situation, but as far as permits are concerned, you will be entering the countries again (heading back to the US) and will need new permits. This is normal, no problems at all.
As far as Mexico is concerned, I don't think you will have any problems getting a new permit. If they were going to force you to pay a fine that would've happened when you left the country (on your way south). Now, you are just revisiting the country.
I don't think there's any need for you to be nervous.
Relax and enjoy your adventure.
Let us know how it goes.
Take care.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:48 AM   #32
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Moustachman is Black Spanker.

edit: I'm done with him because of this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623875

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:20 PM   #33
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if you are done with this idiot, we are done with this idiot.


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Moustachman is Black Spanker.

edit: I'm done with him because of this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623875

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:22 PM   #34
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I don't have the forensic skills of some posting here, but I sure appreciate their efforts.

My take: MM/BS sounds a tad self-centered, clueless and obnoxious. Hey, isn't that what I'm often accused of? Ok, never mind that part. His cluelessness seems to be preventing him from grasping much that seems obvious to others here, including how little he actually knows and how he might go about learning certain crucial information he currently lacks.

Probably he'll grow up, given time (although not all of us do).

Unsolicited advice: if you can't resist poking the troll, go right ahead. He sure makes an easy target, huh? But note that the fact you find this so irresistable speaks volumes not so much about him as about you....or me, for that matter. Otherwise we'd all be satisfied to take note of the fact that he's retreating homeward, having failed to find the life-altering adventure he so transparently craved, and having failed even to join the company of the big boys who post here. Kind've sad, really. Reminds me of various episodes in my own life during the crucial days of incipient facial hair.

All things considered I'd rather stay 55 than return to being 19. Sometimes it's a tough call, however.

Safe journeys.

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:09 PM   #35
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...I'd rather stay 55 than ....
Jeez, man. That's like really old.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:14 PM   #36
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Jeez, man. That's like really old.
Yeah. Dude, you're like, old, or something?

You can not escape the almighty bungholio.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:22 PM   #37
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Yeah. Dude, you're like, old, or something?

You can not escape the almighty bungholio.
I'm carrying the same double nickel myself.
Need one of those cool Antique plates to wear...
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:51 PM   #38
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The kid needs a drill sergeant.

My motorcycle is his age.

I have kids older than him.

I just realized that one of my horses is older than him.

Some people read "Into the Wild" and say "What a brave young man." I say he was a mentally ill moron.

It looks to me like Blackspanker's decision to go home was his first good one. I stand by my opinion that a drill sergeant or chief petty officer would do him a ton of good.

I need an antique license plate.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #39
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I am sure it is a money making scheme telling foreigners that they are ready to go only to get fined when they leave. I will try to get the permit with copied documents that way if they hold them for EL Jefe to determine the fine I will bolt. I try to do everything the legal way but it sucks when government employees misinform you to raise money for the country.
Am I reading this right ?????

Travelling on dreams and misconceptions aren't you?

You should have learned to read or Google before setting off. Not funny anymore !!!! Now bolt......out of here!
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:53 PM   #40
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Forgot about this thread. Now that I'm reminded I see that Misery Goat was heading south, not north. Goat, that means you were leaving Honduras, which costs little or nothing. You paid US$50 to exit? That would offer a compelling reason not to sit in the shade while your helper does all the work for you. Or did I misunderstand?

Mark
Yes, you misunderstood. I was entering Honduras at El Amatillo and at the time it would've been closer to $40USD (high $30s).
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #41
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35 bucks aduana fee entering Honduras at the El Amatillo border.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:54 AM   #42
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I need an antique license plate.
i could lend you mine

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Old 10-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #43
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can I pay with visa in Honduras and Nicaragua?
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #44
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Jose

I went through in February and picked Jose up on the El Sal side at a fork in the road. I immediately recognized him from Advrider, so was on my guard. I worked out the fee up front ($5 each side, additional $5 if he could get me through in an hour or less), and followed him through each step with my documents. I also told him that he was famous and that there were numerous images of him on the internet as being a criminal and he seemed dumbfounded. I think I paid a total of about $40 in fees and paid Jose $15 even though it took about one hour, 15 minutes. Not too bad considering the horror stories I'd read online about folks spending 6-8 hours after absolutely refusing the help of "expediters."

I actually had a good time talking with Jose and a buddy of his while waiting in the lines.

I used expediters for all but one border crossing (Honduras/Nicaragua) and had very good luck. I guess it all comes down to what your time is worth to you. For me, $10-$15 is well worth it. The longest I had to wait at a border (both sides) was about 2.5 hours (Nicaragua/Costa Rica) at Penas Blancas.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #45
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can I pay with visa in Honduras and Nicaragua?
I certainly wouldn't use Visa at any of the border crossings. Skimmers are a huge thing here in CA and it's nothing for someone to say that they need to swipe your card in the "back office" only to skim it or make a photo copy of it. Sure, you can always dispute the charges later, but you'll need to cancel the card and go through the hassle of getting a new one. Pony up and trade a minimal amount of greenbacks until you can get to an ATM.
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