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Hello fellows,
I am planning a trip from the US to Argentina this year.
I would very much appreciate to speak/communicate with someone who has done it "recently". I have read a ton about it but still feel a "little" lost.

Thank you very much in advance for sharing your experience with me.

P.S.: I would certainly consider a fellow rider for part of the way, if someone is interested.
 

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This sounds like it will be an amazing trip. I was just at a moto camp out in Montana and met a great couple. The wife was from Argentina. She’s a newer rider, but once she’s got some more miles under her belt it sounds like they might make a ride down there. I don’t have much to add, but would be interested in following this thread. What part of the US will you be embarking on your ride from?
 

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This sounds like it will be an amazing trip. I was just at a moto camp out in Montana and met a great couple. The wife was from Argentina. She’s a newer rider, but once she’s got some more miles under her belt it sounds like they might make a ride down there. I don’t have much to add, but would be interested in following this thread. What part of the US will you be embarking on your ride from?
Thank you for your reply.
I will be leaving from Colorado. I went from Colorado to Prudhoe Bay and back during the fall before Covid. I think, I can, kind of, count that trip as part of the entire Pan American hwy that I will try to complete.
 

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Thank you very much, will do.
Spoiler alert I guess, but most of her trouble was in Mexico. There were some places she avoided in South America. I think she was receiving advice from Horizon's Unlimited folks and she would check in with local law enforcement about the status of certain roads along the way.

She had a police escort for one road... I forget where. And a kind of scary encounter with a guy who looked to be holding a choke line but dropped it at the last minute as she rode up.

Good series.
 

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My dream trip to Argentina is finally under way. I am second day in Costa Rica and will be in Panama (hopefully) in a few days ready to go to Colombia. Unfortunately, my planned and pre-paid trip across to Colombia with Ave Maria Sailing aka Wild Card Sailing fell thru (didn’t pan out), not my fault. I will have to begin searching for other suitable options. Any leads or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
So far, the trip is going well. I have found two things ‘annoying’ tho. First, border crossings; second, forget about walking into a store and buying a 150/70-18” tire or tube. They do NOT exist in Central America, IMHO.
The worst border crossing, so far, has been to and from Nicaragua by factor of 10.
 

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My attempt to cross the Darien Gap on any kind of boat from Panama to Colombia has failed. I tried very hard to get a ride but either no suitable boat was available or a captain was asking way too much money or simply no boat would be in sight. I have ended up flying my bike and myself from Panama City to Bogota. In my own mind it is a mind numbing, boring and last resort choice I made. I did not have more time to spend looking for a boat ride. It is very sad I could not accomplish that, I was so much looking forward to it. BTW, the bike is still sitting at DHL in Bogota to be cleared.
 

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the bike is still sitting at DHL in Bogota to be cleared.
I am planning some trip next year.
Interested in the Customs clearing process Please.
Once you have a spare time, and finish this, I would like to know how this works to be able to enter Colombia and travel with foreign bike and License Plate.
Thank You in Advance. Safe Riding.
 

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Tell me about Nicaraguan customs.Ill be entering Nicaragua in a week and could use the info .Thanks
I spent 8 hours at the border entering Nicaragua and 4 hours exiting. Some spend less time. When I was crossing, either COVID test (48 or so hours old) or proof of 3 shoots was required. I think it’s a matter of luck how much time it takes. Number of people crossing at a given time, processing officer’s mood, etc. Please, approach the border with a lot of patience, smile, be friendly and polite and you MAY be in and out at no time. Warning: do not take a drone into Nicaragua. If you have one, you have number of options: ship it to Costa Rica, fly it over the border and then find it, hide it on your bike really well, do not take one at all. I have no personal experience with a drone because I do not own one, I have read about it. I had to run all my luggage thru an x-ray machine when exiting Nicaragua. Good luck. Please let me know, if you other questions.
 
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