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Almost crossed the border

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Almost crossed the border from Honduras and Guatemala, almost. The Copan location is quite different from all the other ones in Honduras, it’s clean, civilized and fast. Checked out from Honduras in ten minutes and got passport stamped in to…
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Guatemala

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Crossing the border from Belize to Guatemala is a complicated undertaking. But I think they all are. There are papers to sign, copies to be produced, fees to be paid and you have to wait and wait. We finally got…
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Bordering on insanity?

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International border between Panama and Costa Rica (in a Portacabin)(this post is a little longer than most – just in case you want to make a coffee before reading it) It is well known amongst overland travellers with vehicles…
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Mayas – wir kommen!

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Kilometerstand Abfahrt: Antigua (Guatemala): 26.655 km Ankunft: Tikal (Guatemala): 27.247 km Gesamtetappe: 592 km Für uns ging es früh weiter in Richtung Nord-Osten, zunächst in den archäologischen Park von Quirigua. Wir kamen gegen Mittag dort an und es war wieder…
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„Wochenendtrip“ Antigua

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Unser erstes Ziel in Guatemala war Antigua, eine wunderschöne Stadt mit alten kolonialzeitlichen Gebäuden, Kopfsteinpflastergassen und Maya-Frauen in ihren schönen und bunten traditionellen Kleidern. Die Stadt war ursprünglich mal Hauptstadt Guatemalas gewesen, nach einem schweren Erdbeben jedoch so sehr zerstört,…
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Guatemala: ein Traumstart!

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Kilometerstand Abfahrt: Thermales de Alicantes (Nicaragua): 26.481 km Ankunft: Antigua (Guatemala): 26.655 km Tagesetappe: 174 km Unser zentralamerikanischer Grenzmarathon ging weiter: diesmal von El Salvador nach Guatemala. Auch dieser Grenzübertritt verlief korrekt und verhältnismäßig zügig. Der guatemaltekische Zöllner fragte breit…
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Semuc Champey – Guatemala

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Na região central da Guatemala conhecemos um lugar mais do que interessante. São dois rios e um passa por cima do outro… vamos explicar tudo em nosso diário de bordo da Guatemala. Algumas fotos para mostrar um pouco desse belíssimo…
Nossa passagem pela Guatemala foi marcante. Acompanhamos uma procissão da semana santa em Antigua; vimos lagos, vulcões e selva; e conhecemos diversos sítios arqueológicos Mayas. Tudo isso acompanhado da hospitalidade e simpatia do povo guatemalteco. Se recomendamos a Guatemala? Sem dúvida! Com isso, seguem os números da nossa passagem pela Guatemala: GPS Km total rodado 1.417 Km médio/dia 89 Dias com o carro parado 7 Paradas policiais 0 Diesel Litros consumidos 135,20... <a href="http://zanzando.com/2015/04/01/guatemala-em-numeros/">Ler mais</a><img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=zanzando.com&blog=66365899&post=2372&subd=zanzandodotcom&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Guatemala em Números

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Nossa passagem pela Guatemala foi marcante. Acompanhamos uma procissão da semana santa em Antigua; vimos lagos, vulcões e selva; e conhecemos diversos sítios arqueológicos Mayas. Tudo isso acompanhado da hospitalidade e simpatia do povo guatemalteco. Se recomendamos a Guatemala? Sem…
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Onde ficamos – Guatemala

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Mais um país que nos surpreendeu. Nossa passagem pela Guatemala foi muito agradável, mesmo com a chuva dos últimos dias na região de Tikal. Ficamos encantados com as belezas naturais e com as inúmeras ruínas Mayas, mas o que marcou…
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Despedida da Guatemala

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Estamos nos despedindo da Guatemala já que amanhã pretendemos entrar no último país da América Central, Belize; e a nossa despedida não poderia ter sido melhor. Saímos de Tikal no dia 31/03/15 e decidimos passar a noite na Isla de…
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As Ruínas de Tikal

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Como diz o guia Lonely Planet, simplesmente ignore a massa de turistas que passa por Tikal diariamente e não deixe de visitar um dos maiores e mais impressionantes sítios arqueológicos Mayas e, sem dúvida, a principal atração da Guatemala.Descoberta…
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A Caminho de Tikal

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Após as impressionantes ruínas de Copán em Honduras, seguimos em frente a caminho de Tikal que é uma das maiores e mais importantes ruínas Mayas, mas esse é assunto para outro post. Antes de chegar em Tikal paramos para conhecer…
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Compreendendo a América Central

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A América Central, nossa localização atual, é um istmo (estreito) que une a América do Sul a América do Norte. Este subcontinente americano está dividido em duas partes: a continental e a insular. A parte continental se constitui de 7…
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Nueva Guatemala de La Asunción

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Hoje (24/03/15) da nossa base em Antigua, visitamos a capital federal da Guatemala, Nueva Guatemala de La Asunción ou simplesmente Cidade da Guatemala. A maior cidade do país com cerca de 2.2 milhões de habitantes é relativamente nova. A Cidade…
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Povoados de Antigua Guatemala

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Continuamos em Antigua, mas não estamos criando raízes. Decidimos ficar e fazer os passeios pelas redondezas a partir daqui pois seria mais fácil. Na segunda-feira (23/03/15) fizemos um passeio pelos povoados próximos à cidade de Antigua. Nosso primeira parada foi…
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Quinto Domingo de Quaresma em Antigua

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Como mencionamos no post anterior, na sexta-feira (20/03/15) retornamos a Antigua para acompanhar a celebração do quinto domingo de quaresma na Igreja de San Bartolomé Becerra e não poderíamos ter tomado decisão melhor.Nesse quinto domingo da quaresma acontece em…
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Chichicastenango e o Lago de Atitlán

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Na quinta-feira (19/03/15) saímos de Antigua para conhecer o Lago de Atitlán, a cerca de 1 hora de carro. No caminho paramos na cidade de Chichicastenango, que todas as quintas e domingos recebe um grande mercado de rua que ocupa…
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Antigua Guatemala

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No dia 16/03/15 cruzamos a fronteira da Guatemala, nosso décimo quarto país, e seguimos direto para Antigua Guatemala, ou simplesmente Antigua, e ficamos encantados com a nossa primeira parada na Guatemala.transporte públicoFundada em 1543 e declarada Patrimônio da…
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Bienvenidos a Guatemala

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Hoje (16/03/15) entramos no décimo quarto país de nossa viagem, a Guatemala. Deixamos El Salvador pela aduana de Las Chinamas, no final da Ruta de Las Flores e ingressamos na Guatemala pelo paso fronterizo de Valle Nuevo. Os trâmites foram…
<div></div><div></div><div><br /></div><div><span>There have been times  in our journey where the sheer kindness, hospitality and generosity of the people we  have met has blown us away. Literally stunned us. This happened time  and again in Guatemala City. And it was incredible.  </span></div><div><br /></div><span><img src="http://i.imgur.com/kZGURyYl.jpg"/><br /><br />Our first  stop in Guatemala was the Honda shop to see if they would be able to  service Roel’s suspension, which, let’s just say, is slightly due for a  refresher. Just as we were figuring out, with a decent level of  disappointment, that they would likely not be able to help, a Smart car,  containing a large man drove up and whisked us away. <br /><br />Carlos, a  friend of Ruben’s from Oaxaca, had invited us to use his workshop in  Guatemala City so we could work on the bikes and said vaguely, that he  also had a place that we could stay if we wanted to stay there. I  couldn’t find his address with Google Maps but knowing that we would be  at Honda, he swung by there to meet us so that we could follow him to  the address. <br /><br />Said address turned out to be a German delicatessen  production facility, complete with a bakery and workshop in the back.  (Carlos’s parents brought the family from Germany to Guatemala 50 years  ago.) There was a lovely apartment above the offices where Carlos  welcomed us to stay and knowing we’d found quite a special spot, we  eagerly accepted his invitation. </span><br /><span><br /></span><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yIyR7a3ugP4/VQHbyVGx_tI/AAAAAAAABww/R4xC8NGFj4Q/s1600/IMG_0244.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yIyR7a3ugP4/VQHbyVGx_tI/AAAAAAAABww/R4xC8NGFj4Q/s1600/IMG_0244.JPG" height="480" width="640"/></a></div><span><br /></span><span><br />After devouring delicious  deli-sandwiches, we got to work on the bikes. We first had a look at the  Transalp’s oil leak… which appeared not to be an oil leak, after all!?!  Once we removed the front sprocket cover and cleaned up the gunk that  was all over that area due to the ScotOiler, we ran the bike for a few  minutes. No oil leaked. We let it cool down. No oil leaked. Hmmmm. Well,  don’t fix what doesn’t appear to be broken, I guess. We’ll keep a close  eye on it for a bit. Maybe it was just the ScotOiler, but it was a  different sweat pattern than the ScotOiler has made in the past… Even  David (who is a mechanic) said it looked like the transmission output  shaft oil seal was leaking. Very odd. <br /><br />Next, Roel went to work on  my kickstand, grinding down a piece of scrap metal he’d found in the  workshop. Carlos’s brother, Markus, ground the old cracked and bent pad  off and welded the new pad on.<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/PZC61e8l.jpg"/><br /><br />Roel  and Carlos cut my old windscreen extension down to size. After Carlos  helped us procure Go Pro mounts from the wonderfully helpful BMW shop,  my homemade wind-deflection device was back in place. <br />(Seriously, though, if you ride a BMW and even if you don’t, <a href="http://www.guatemala.bmw-motorrad.gt/lam/guatemala/es/index.html">BMW Motorrad Guatemala City</a> is a great shop. Super helpful guys, who are just passionate about  motorcycling and making sure their riders have the best of the best, in  bikes, gear and accessories.)<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/2RiE4Mzl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Carlos supervising Roel's windscreen install <img border="0" src="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/lol8.gif"/></i></span><br /><br />And most importantly, Carlos gave us a very key piece of advice:<br /><br />In  Nicaragua, you MUST keep your headlight and running lights off during  the day. It is only legal for emergency vehicles and government vehicles  to have their lights on during the day. If you have yours on 1. They  WILL stop you because it’s obvious that you are a foreigner. 2. They  WILL fine you (or try to) because it’s actually a fine-able offense  there. <br />So, Roel installed a switch so I’ll be able to turn my headlight off and on in Nicaragua. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/XsC1MZQl.jpg"/><br /><br />Roel  was so focused on working on my bike, that it took one of Carlos’s  other brothers (Jurgen) checking out the Africa Twin to notice that the  left fork had leaked!!! Uh-oh. Since Roel had just changed the fork oil  in Mexico, it’s possible that he just overfilled it and hitting a tope  (or tumulo here in Guatemala) had caused it to leak. He decided to clean  it up, continue riding and see whether or not it leaked. Again, don’t  fix it if it’s not broken.<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/KQaOHp6l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Uh-oh.</i></span><br /><br />It  was a relief to get all of these projects on the bikes done and we had a  wonderful time in Guatemala City outside of bike-work hours. We spent  the afternoons running around with Carlos as he took us to visit the  highlights of the city and helped us find the parts and tools we needed,  including a replacement fork seal for the Africa Twin. Just in case ;)  We had also been having trouble with Roel's Sena device, so Carlos  hooked us up with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ComautoGT">ComAuto</a> and they very kindly replaced his device, no questions asked, no  hassles. It's a huge relief having a new unit since we use the Sena's  every moment we are riding and are especially enjoying filming with them  now. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NabU9eTl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>A very cool Relief Map of Guatemala... this made us even more appreciative of how incredible the landscape of this country.</span> </i><br /><br />The  Olivares family (yes, the same family who brought us the parts in  Antigua) invited us over for dinner and Irene made tostadas, tamales and  the best Chicken Pepian we have had. I am salivating as I’m typing… it  was THAT good.<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ugNBWqyl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>The lovely Irene serving up the best Chicken Pepian and tostadas</i></span><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Pj3q2lll.jpg"/><br /><br />Mr.  Olivares heard from Carlos about our phone issues (we have an ancient  iPhone that we have been using that only functional for phone calls,  e-mail and texts - not WhatsApp which apparently EVERYONE else uses and  Google Maps, which would be extremely helpful). He happens to import  cell phones and surprised us with a brand new dual-sim smart phone. Wow.<br /><br />We were invited to the birthday party of Carlos’s grandsons and had a great time meeting their wonderful family and friends. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/bTWosYfl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/xJe38FNl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Piñata scavenger.</i></span><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/AUOBE55l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Roel's first GS <img border="0" src="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/yelrotflmao.gif"/></i></span><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/DsOCWYjl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/p48t93cl.jpg"/><br /><br />The  traffic in Guatemala City was horrendous, but thanks to Carlos, we  didn’t have to deal with too much of it. He even took us to see David  one day, who was staying in another part of the city. We made plans to  head over the border to El Salvador together, again. And… Carlos being  the incredible host and friend that he is, decided to take a couple of  days off from work with his lovely wife, Sigrid, and ride over the  border with us, as well. </span>

Little Germany, Guatemala City

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There have been times in our journey where the sheer kindness, hospitality and generosity of the people we have met has blown us away. Literally stunned us. This happened time and again in Guatemala City. And it was incredible. Our…
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Farewell Guatemala

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We broke up the 2 day trek back to Antigua by stopping for two nights at a little eco lodge along the Rio Dulce – it’s only possible to get a boat there so we left Pepe at the dock…

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