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Matagalpa to Managua Nicaragua

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Leaving Matagalpa we opted for the long way round.

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There is a few km of dirt on the way to San Ramon. This is also a great ride! There is a fairly sketchy 20 km just past Muy Muy, but the rest of the road is good.… Read the rest

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Estali to Matagalpa Nicaragua

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Thanks to some local advice from Salvador who lives in Managua, but is currently riding from Cape Town to Egypt we headed off on the back roads thru the mountains to San Rafael del Norte, Jinotega, and to Matagalpa.

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This is a not to be missed ride.… Read the rest

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Leon & Estali Nicaragua

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Leon Nicaragua is just a short drive away for us since we needed to stop short last night with the dark and poor road conditions.

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We spent a few days there so we checked into a hostel and had a Tona to beat the heat.… Read the rest

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Two Borders One Day


Sadly we had to leave our “home” in Salvador, because Fernandita we have to head south again.

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We left early for the border, but the lure of “the new road” led us off track for an epic ride thru the hills and left us 90 min behind schedule on our dual border day.… Read the rest

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Heading for the El Salvador Border-El Impossible?


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Setting out from Antigua at 11 am Daniel, Orvar, and I rode thru the capital towards Cuilapa and south to the border town of Pedro de Alvarado. On the way we were stopped waiting almost an hour at a construction zone.… Read the rest

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Hanging out in Antigua

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We are still in Antigua hanging out with GuateRider and GuateRider Girl. We cannot stop taking pictures in this lovely colonial town.

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They took us for a ride on Sunday to the La Reunion Golf Course for breakfast with an amazing view of the three volcanoes.… Read the rest

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Now for the BEACH! we set out from Antigua in a pleasant 24, but as we drove closer to the coast it was 35 degrees. The ride here is nice and with very few of the dreaded tope. You pay a 5Q toll to cross the bridge over the canal in the mangroves to get access to Monterrico, which is a small town on the coast.… Read the rest

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Semuc Champey the wilds of Guatemala

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On the advice of our friend Julio in Antigua we set off from the lake into the mountains northward. We road from Panajachel up into the Quiche (kee-chay). The road from Sacapulas to San Cristobal Verapaz is unpaved and mostly good, but at times was sort of like driving up a river bed.… Read the rest

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Antigua Guatemala

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Dan was so happy to buy our first Guatemalan gas for our weekend trip up to Antigua at Texaco. The views as we drove along the old highway of the lake and the volcanoes were amazing. The route was very twisty and mountainous and involved several river crossings where the road was washed away.… Read the rest

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Panajachel guatemala

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After 6 months on the road we needed a little down time and we decided upon Panajachel, Guatemala on Lake Atitlan. It’s only 177 km from the Mexican border, but the drive took us about 5 hours. The first section of the “highway” near the border is very rough with mostly potholes and full of big trucks going 20 km per hour.… Read the rest

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