Jan Weitner riding his XT from Terra del Fuego to Vancouver

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  • vakantiehuizen sp… (The road to Mexic…): Leuk bericht. Mexico is een leuke plek om te bezoeken. Dit bericht beschrijft veel ove…
  • vakantiehuizen sp… (From Peru to Colo…): Peru naar Colombia ..! Mooie reis gepland. Beide plaatsen zijn geweldig voor een perfe…
  • vakantiewoning sp… (Angels in Mexico): Mexico is een prachtige plek om te bezoeken. Het is heel leuk daar te zijn. Bedankt vo…
  • lloret (Don Juan on the R…): Bedankt voor de geweldige post en de informatie. Ik hield van het lezen van dit pracht…
  • Altea (From Peru to Colo…): Ik denk dat het was echt een zware baan .. Want van Peru naar Colombia, zelfs op de fi…
  • Jan Zondervan (Don Juan on the R…): Jan – ik weet niet of je nog wel eens naar reacties kijkt, maar hoe dan ook gefelicite…
  • Paul (Angels in Mexico): Jan, ik hoor dat je plannen hebt om weer op de motor te klauteren, om er pas in Austra…

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Angels in Mexico

24.221 kms
In Central America I was really heating up. Standing still is almost impossible. The heat rising up from the engine takes away all your breath. Taking a drink on the road was rewarded with a boiling hot saddle afterwards. You can not hide from the sun. Hardly and trees to take cover. After crossing the Mexican border at the San Christobal crossing the road is going up to an altitude of around 3000 meters making me feel more at ease. It gave me a good feeling crossing the last Central American border. I got tired of the border crossings. They consume lots of time, you get crazy of the people on the border offering you 'services' to get the paperwork done, the custom people love forms, copies, decontamination charges, pesos and dollars. After seeing all these borders you know how it works. Try to be slower than the custom officers and they will do their best to get you rapidly on the road again. Some chit chat here and there really helps!

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The road to Mexico

20.351 kms
How to cross the Darien gap? It took me some effort to do it. In the Colombia - Cartagena area it was too hard to find a boat to Panama - Colon for me and la moto. There are smuggler boats but reliability is not their middle name. I decided to go back to Bogota and ship the bike as air cargo via a company called Girag. Carolina guided me through the process and took good care of my shipment and paperwork on the Colombian side.

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