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Old 02-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #106
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We made it to Escuintla late this afternoon. We did ride CA2 but fast it was not with the traffic and near 100 miles of big potholes. We are glad we are on KLR's. Off to Monterrico tomorrow for a night and then to San Salvador.
Sorry about that; haven't been on that part of the road for a couple of years. Dan
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #107
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3 weeks this March in Guatemala

Right now I'm in Nicaragua and will be about 2 weeks in Honduras and El Salvador, so I should arrive late Feb in Guatemala.
On the list are Altitlan and Tikal, and I will head to Belize on my way to Mexico and north.
Any suggestions what places I should visit or which roads to take are welcome.
And of course I'd like to meet Inmates who are in Guatemala - plese drop me a line and we'll have a
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #108
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Any suggestions what places I should visit or which roads to take are welcome.
The list can be virtually endless, but on my return trip next time, I'm going to visit Semuc Champey as well as spend a lot more time in the towns around Lago Atitlán. Just don't look at that lake, get out on it by any one of a number of boat rental captains, cross it and go visit the various towns dotting the lake. Stay overnight.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #109
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Atitlan

Santiago, on the south shore, is the real local-life deal. With a good market, too. White skin stands out here.
San Pedro, kinda in the SW corner, is a must-do, imo. Also, very inexpensive. It's unique.
Pana is tourist central for Atitlan. And with many expats.

A 2-3 day kayak trip (rentals aplenty) of the entire shoreline would be a great trip. Plenty of accommodations available.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #110
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Atitlan

Santiago, on the south shore, is the real local-life deal. With a good market, too. White skin stands out here.
San Pedro, kinda in the SW corner, is a must-do, imo. Also, very inexpensive. It's unique.
Pana is tourist central for Atitlan. And with many expats.

A 2-3 day kayak trip (rentals aplenty) of the entire shoreline would be a great trip. Plenty of accommodations available.

Any troubles along CA14 between San Pedro & Santiago?
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #111
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Any troubles along CA14 between San Pedro & Santiago?
I didn't have any problems myself, but a few other people have.
Supposedly, that road is being gradually paved.
I would either ride early, or blast it hard, or go along with another 4 wheeled vehicle.

It's ag land, and not a challenging road.

Good question. You've done some research.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #112
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:11 AM   #113
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Daveg and Flyde can tell you all you need to know in answer to this question

This: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=31

Or this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377026 and http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=85
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:37 AM   #114
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Would you like an assortment of pan dulce also brought to your room?
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Just cafe de olla.

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Better get here quick, I'm grinding the hell out of my Guatemala coffee stash every day
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #118
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Monterrico was fun on the west coast with black sand beaches. It is a small town. We took CA2 in to it and took the ferry out through the lagoons back to a road that connects to CA2.
I do want to add that is took 1 1/2 hours to get out of Guatemala aduana.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #119
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Right now I'm in Nicaragua and will be about 2 weeks in Honduras and El Salvador, so I should arrive late Feb in Guatemala.
On the list are Altitlan and Tikal, and I will head to Belize on my way to Mexico and north.
Any suggestions what places I should visit or which roads to take are welcome.
And of course I'd like to meet Inmates who are in Guatemala - plese drop me a line and we'll have a
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #120
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Any troubles along CA14 between San Pedro & Santiago?
You can always pop into the police station in San Pedro for an escort to Santiago. They'll ride in front of you all the way there, nice to throw them Q50 for their time.

I've done this several times, worth it if you ask me.
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