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Old 01-15-2012, 03:24 AM   #76
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I will give you a shout when i get down your way. Getting things ready to go just in case i can get out early. Thanks for the info, Scott
I rode down with friends from Reno last fall. We had a good time and people were really nice to us. Our travel options were limited somewhat by hurricane damage. Be careful. They do have a problem with crime. Especially if you get off the main roads. Read the US State department advisory. But you still should go. Dave
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #77
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Good evening forum.

I have to make a visa run next week. I am living and working in Xela and have normally renewed myself and my UK registered bike by paying the "arrangement fee" at the immigration office in La Mesilla

I have run out of extension boxes on the back of my temporary import papers so this time I will be actually be (rather than just appearing to) leaving the country.

I would like to arrange some insurance for the bike. Can anybody tell me is this possible in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Mexico?

The quotes I am currently finding online are double what I paid when I entered Mexico from the USA some 15 months ago.

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #78
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Entering Guatemala from San Cristobal on Friday and heading to Panajachel (Atitlan)

Panajachel to Antigua

Antigua to Tikal

Tikal exit to Mexico El Ceibo

Looking for specific recommendations on routing etc



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Old 01-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #79
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Here are some route suggestions from Panajachel to Antigua.

The usual route is to take the road to Solala up to the CA-1 and take that all the way to Antigua. If you're up for a little more dual-sporting, there is a much better route. Leave Panajachel headed for Godinez. Go through Godinez and stay right at the fork to head towards Patzun. Straight through Patzun to Patzicia. Here you can jump on the CA-1 or continue down the less-traveled route to Antigua through Acatenango, La Soledad, San Miguel Duenas, Antigua. If you look on Google Maps you'll be able to follow most of this.

When you make it to Antigua, stop by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a beer or cigar. Either way we look forward to hopefully meeting you.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #80
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Entering Guatemala from San Cristobal on Friday and heading to Panajachel (Atitlan)

Panajachel to Antigua

Antigua to Tikal

Tikal exit to Mexico El Ceibo

Looking for specific recommendations on routing etc



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Tricepilot: There's a French couple 2-up on a 12GSA on their way to TDF. They're in Bacalar QR, I believe, right now and will cross Belize then on to Flores within the next couple of days. After that they're going to Antigua. If you cross paths, say Hello. I've been helping them with routing, etc. Their names are Christian and Mireille. DanTop
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #81
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It all depends on how much time you have !
In Huehuetenango you should take a ride up in the mountains (Cuchumatanes) on 9N , Chiantla, Todos Santos.. Incredible beautifull up there

From Panajachel take the road (15) up to Quiche all the way to the Triangulo Ixchil area (Nebaj,Chajul and Cotzal) Great scenery , waterfalls,hiking ...

Then hgo back to Sacapulas and take 7W to Coban ; there you can go and see Semuc Champey , Grutas de Candelaria before getting to Peten
If you have plenty of time , there are an other 100 places to see

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Entering Guatemala from San Cristobal on Friday and heading to Panajachel (Atitlan)

Panajachel to Antigua

Antigua to Tikal

Tikal exit to Mexico El Ceibo

Looking for specific recommendations on routing etc



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Old 01-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #82
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Studying direct routing for more time at the destination.

San Cristobal to Panajachel

Panajachel to Antigua

Antigua to Tikal
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #83
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It all depends on how much time you have !
In Huehuetenango you should take a ride up in the mountains (Cuchumatanes) on 9N , Chiantla, Todos Santos.. Incredible beautifull up there

From Panajachel take the road (15) up to Quiche all the way to the Triangulo Ixchil area (Nebaj,Chajul and Cotzal) Great scenery , waterfalls,hiking ...

Then hgo back to Sacapulas and take 7W to Coban ; there you can go and see Semuc Champey , Grutas de Candelaria before getting to Peten
If you have plenty of time , there are an other 100 places to see

+1, this is the good stuff. Also, I would skip Pana all together and go to San Pedro instead, way more tranquilo.

San Pedro, Nebaj, Coban, Semuc Champey, Grutas, Peten. Its worth it to go this route IMO even if you skip all the cool stuff to see and do, and just go San Pedro, Coban, Peten.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:41 AM   #84
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When you get to Huehue, make a left turn just after the town and take the road through Quiche and Chichi. Watch for the rock slides, but a much better ride than the main road. There is almost no traffic, and you will see some Guate back country.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:41 AM   #85
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when you get to huehue, make a left turn just after the town and take the road through quiche and chichi. Watch for the rock slides, but a much better ride than the main road. There is almost no traffic, and you will see some guate back country.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #86
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Planning ahead to be leaving Flores (Tikal) for the El Ceibo crossing and then to Palenque.

Since I have a GPS but don't use it much, wish to tap the collective on road (paved) routing (route name/number and towns) from Flores to Palenque via El Ceibo.

I'll follow along what I read here on the Guia Roja I have in the bag.

It's all pencils and windage. I think I'll even take the GPS off the bike

PS heading to Rio Dulce from Antigua on the way TO Flores, in about 30 minutes
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #87
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When you get to Huehue, make a left turn just after the town and take the road through Quiche and Chichi. Watch for the rock slides, but a much better ride than the main road. There is almost no traffic, and you will see some Guate back country.

Did that ride for the second time last week. Road is in pretty good condition, In fact I miss some of the bigger slides

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #88
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+1, this is the good stuff. Also, I would skip Pana all together and go to San Pedro instead, way more tranquilo.

San Pedro, Nebaj, Coban, Semuc Champey, Grutas, Peten. Its worth it to go this route IMO even if you skip all the cool stuff to see and do, and just go San Pedro, Coban, Peten.
Yup, one of the better parts of CA imo. Spent my 41st birthday knocking back Russian beer and eating Indian Curry on Lago Atitlan after hiking to the top of San Pedro.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:06 PM   #89
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #90
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I found 9 of Mark's empty Russian beer bottles
did you get my PM about JD's lost and found? just making sure they got back into his hands. also need your email to send you info about that Coast to Coast tour.
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