A few questions about Mexico and South
I will be riding from Canada to Mexico city in November/December with the hopes of travelling further South through Guatemala and Honduras at a later date. I am planning on storing my bike at a mini bodega place in Mexico city when I arrive, and then flying back to Canada for a month or so to work. Then in January fly back to Mexico pick up the bike and head South from there.
Does anyone know the rule about having to leave Mexico WITH the vehicle you arrived with? I am wooried they may not let me fly home and leave the bike in the country. Also, I seem to remember the last time I rode to Mexico my temporary vehicle import permit was only valid for 90 days. Although I know I can apply for a further 90 days after that, is it possible to just get an initial 180 day permit at the begining?
I am also wondering if I am required to have country specific insurance to enter Guatemala, El Salvador, or Honduras? I dont think so, but not sure. Is there any vehicle import permits required for these countries?
Of course any other nuggets of wisdom that anyone thinks might be useful for this trip would be appreciated by me