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    Russians propose a highway connecting London to Alaska. From there you could drive to the bottom of South America...

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/russia...ypes=og.shares

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    So this is a show of solidarity with Daniel?.......Two stupid construction projects?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    That would be an awesome road trip. Shame Vlad is such a retard.

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    Tip : Watch this ... Long but a HOOT !!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Way_Round

    It was on Hulu at one time...
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    I figured summer would be the best time to do the trip but it looks like the snow melt and mosquitoes are pretty bad.

    Good to see the border crossings are basically the same as Central America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Tip : Watch this ... Long but a HOOT !!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Way_Round

    It was on Hulu at one time...
    It's on Netflix now. I've only watched one episode so far, but I love the amount of thought and preparation that they are putting into the trip. If you've got to be crazy, be crazy with a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Tip : Watch this ... Long but a HOOT !!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Way_Round

    It was on Hulu at one time...
    tried watching this. Seemed a bit silly. The first two episodes they are out there getting 100k+ in equipment, making statements like "2 guys alone and 20,000 miles", except they brought multiple support vehicles and other cameramen bikers, had specialized consultants for each stretch of the trip, and complained about not getting free bikes for the trip.
    not my style of travel for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinyljunkie77003 View Post
    tried watching this. Seemed a bit silly. The first two episodes they are out there getting 100k+ in equipment, making statements like "2 guys alone and 20,000 miles", except they brought multiple support vehicles and other cameramen bikers, had specialized consultants for each stretch of the trip, and complained about not getting free bikes for the trip.
    not my style of travel for sure.
    Once they get to Kazakhstan it becomes more raw - That is where the support crew can not follow any longer.
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    THE LATEST:



    Some of you had expressed an interestin what I was planning, so here is the latest results.Of what I have learned:


    I did consider driving to one of the ports in the US, and then shipping my belongings by sea on one of the Passenger/Freights haulers. “ Can't be done”. --- Because of myage, Their insurance won't allow it, ((no doctors on board) and also, they will not accept animals as passengers. (So I am back to the necessity of driving all the way.)


    I will be driving straight thru Mexico as a freight hauler ( yes, it is possible) them getting a trourist isa when reach the four state area


    At that point I will become somewhat of a Nomad, Checking out various places which whet my interest. Including several places in the southern part of Nicaragua.


    AND::--- at that point I will check with recent returnies from “THE PORT” (heh heh) as to the“CURRENT” condition of the road to the port NOTE: I will not be relying on the reports of persons who may have traveled to road in the last year, 2, or five years,(or maybe never) but drivers who have just passed thru the area. ----The bus drivers maybe?
    While I may take the bus to see for myself,(and leave the driving to“others”) and visit the port out if curiosity, I Will not(repeat) WILL NOT” waste my time or money to run a full “recon”on a place which I may not even be able to move to.


    If I am not satisfied with any of the previous areas, there is always Colombia.


    More later, maybe

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    OK. Doniston took the bait . . . . . . . . .
    or y'all tired of . . .
    I never met a Semite I didn't like.

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    OK Doniston...sounds like a decent plan.

    When do you leave?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doniston View Post
    If I am not satisfied with any of the previous areas, there is always Colombia.


    More later, maybe
    Mean while, On another forum, Doniston types the question "How do I drive the Darion Gap in a Chevy Silvarado with a trailer" and is offended by the replies that he receives....


    Now not to be a completely Negative Ninny - The last time I checked the robbers were charging a typical 3 to 4 thousand bucks to ferry from Panama to Columbia.
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    you sir are a damned LIAR. I did no such thing and I've never even heard of the Darian Gap.

    Most of the time you don't know what you are lying about.

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    I think the word is "satire."

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    Quote Originally Posted by doniston View Post
    you sir are a damned LIAR. I did no such thing and I've never even heard of the Darian Gap.

    Most of the time you don't know what you are lying about.

    You are such a hair trigger old codger aren't you -

    Well this is something you can google -

    The Darien gap - you can not drive to Columbia (Had wrong spelling) but I would like to see you try..


    Darién Gap
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    Do people still use the word "Pwnd"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    You are such a hair trigger old codger aren't you -

    Well this is something you can google -

    The Darien gap - you can not drive to Columbia (Had wrong spelling) but I would like to see you try..


    Darién Gap

    I met three people about three years ago checking out of CR at Peñas Blancas. They had a pretty impressive rig, a Ford F350 King Cab towing a small Airstream (maybe 15 feet, single axle). They had two big dirt bikes in the bed of the truck.

    They had attempted to breach the Darien Gap on the motorcycles, but didn't succeed. I didn't have a huge amount of time to talk to them, but it sounded like they had a hell of a time trying, and didn't regret the trip. Most of my conversation was with the woman who was with them, as we waited to get get checked out.

    So, if Doniston added a MC to his rig, Colombia might be do-able.

    I imagine that people must ride MC's around the area, and it makes sense that the track would get more useable year by year. You see lots of MC's in Nicaragua on some of the rottenest tracks.


    This is the dry season, and I would venture to guess that, taking it very slow and easy, Doniston COULD make it to PC with his rig. I see his biggest problem being with his vehicle prior to getting a residency. He can return to Managua (or send someone with a Carta Poder) for one 30 day extension of his tourist permit. The vehicle does not have to be there.

    The problem I see is with the timing. He could start on his residency, but it will probably not arrive quickly enough to manage the duty-free import of the truck and his goods. Assumming the truck is older, this might not be a problem for him, as the import duty on old trucks is small,, and entering at El Espino, much of his stuff --- if it is personal and used, will come in duty free. He could just go ahead and do the inport and pay the piper. He then has to plan on a week somewhere to complete the registration process. Read on for another limitation.

    Or, he could take the overstay hit of $2 day on his tourist permit, plus a $50 fine,, which really isn't much. At his age, he may never pay it. They don't come looking for you, it's when you finally want to leave Nicaragua that you have a problem. I have no idea how comprehensive the transito oversight is in PC.

    IS there Transito in PC?

    Here in Condega, for example, there is absolutely no Transito interaction as long as you don't get on the Pan AM. I know a lot of people drive up in the hills outside of Condega without registration, insurance, or DL's. Surprisingly, most of the MC riders use helmets, but it could be as much for the dust as to protect their heads. Transito LOVES hlemet-less MC riders. It's their fastest and easiest money. I understand the bribe is C$50.

    You need a polyca (customs declaration) for the import. This involves physical inspection of the motor and chassis numbers, and also, a listing of all the various parameters: gasoline, AC, cyinders, on and on. This is going to be available at the borders or in Managua --or for all I know, it might be available in PC as well. This customs information is then verified for Transito at the mechanical inspection. After a week of standing in line at Transito (you don't have to do it, but someone does), you finally get a provisional registration (circulation). Eventually, the final registration will be available (keep checking back, which involves standing in line when you show up). It's good for five years -Thank God. Insurance is $55 /year. There are some other small fees, local road tax, mechanical inspection. Standing in line at two different banks.

    Gas has been running me $3.40 if I am doing the calculation correctly.


    Doniston will have to find a straw man he can trust, or do an SA. He can't complete the registration process with his tourist permit and passport.
    Perhaps someone on this site with a residency will volunteer to be the straw man, and run the registration gauntlet.




    We finally got the "real" registration for our truck this week (brought it in January of last year); and have been promised plates next year. In the meantime we can drive it, but our California plates are a magnet for every hungry Transito, looking for easy money from unsuspecting tourists. It's not that we have to pay anything, but outside of our local stomping grounds, we get pulled over at every checkpoint. The truck is legal in every way; it's just the time you lose dealing with Transito that becomes annoying. Luckily, the truck spends most of its time on the farm, and there is no revision there.

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    for the first damned time you have said something that was new to me. and I wouldn't have a Hair trigger if you weren't such an A'hole. If positions were reversed, I would had simply said it can't be done, and stated why. (and maybe even suggested a way around the problem).

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