Archives for : April 2012

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Guatemala – history, jungle and rivers

April 14 to 19     We’ve been told it’s dangerous and we’ve been told there are some wonderful places to visit so we spend a few days in Guatemala, beginning at Antigua.               This old town has wonderful buildings, little laneways and masses of rubble, where churches once stood before the devastating earthquakes of the 1700s. Rebuilt after the first when a second major quake followed a couple of decades later many of the churches were left as they fell. Today the ‘new’ …

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Nicaragua – Colonial history in the heart of Central America

Nicaragua (Honduras and El Salvador) April 7 to 13, 2012     After riding across Costa Rica we hit Granada in Honduras. This colonial town has quaint buildings, cobblestoned streets and is nestled on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. We stay in the Dolphin Guest House. It’s about 15 minutes out of the town but it has a lovely pool which is a must in the heat.             The heart of the town is the square where there are stalls and small cafes. The cathedral …

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Central America – Panama

April 1 to April 6, 2012 The first thing we had to do in Panama City was collect the bike. We have travelled 22,199 kilometres in South America over five months. We have ridden to the bottom of the road at Ushuaia, crossed the Equator and we are now heading north to meet mates in Texas next month and then on to Alaska. Collecting the bike was simple enough but it was running very badly so we headed straight to BMW Panama City. Next stop was to get our $800 …