Good job getting the bike out of Argie hands pain free. I love the Argentines, spent lots of time there. I took a look at your blog ... very nice pics! Funny stuff too, reminds me of a more sober Dan Walsh, minus Dan's incisive sense of irony.
Watch out for those cranky US X-Pats, lots of 'em hang in Mexico on the lam. Who knows what he's wanted for? Probably an X Blackwater operative on the run!
Sol is the worst Beer in Mexico! For me, most Mex Beer is sub standard. Pacifico isn't bad. You won't see it until you get further north. Ask for a Balena (Whale), big bottle. US has great Beer, but drinking Beer in Mexico is FAR better than drinking it anywhere in the USA. Enjoy!
Great tips on Cancun. I knew about Isla Mujeres. Worked on that island for Lobster fisherman years ago. Cancun must be in a depression to have such low rates. Jesus, my Girlfriend would LOVE that place you stayed! We're going! Thanks for the inspiration!
So I'm guessing about 1000£ to get your AT over? That's about $1600 USD.
Lots of Brits ship to B.A. (a great City, as you say), but I'm not sure why so many do this. Why not go other way round? Of course then your stuck with a hard to sell bike down there. So I guess it works out either way.
If finances are tight, it might save a few bucks if they fly themselves to California, buy a bike (super cheap compared to UK) and ride down from there. You won't find an Africa Twin but lots of good, near new bikes at fire sale prices. KLR's, DR's, DRZ's, XR-L's, XR400's, KTM's, Husky's, V-Stroms, all good value. I left off BMW as a courtesy ... but yea, we have 'em too!
BTW, your AT will be worth a small fortune in the USA. Find a state where you can get it registered, then bring to San Francisco or New York to sell.
Hope your chain makes it there. Looking forward to your blog updates.
PS ... I hope you're planning on staying in Mexico for a while. Just now we're having super bad storms. (worst in a century!!) Some may effect Mexico's West coast. But it's freezing everywhere and we'll get record breaking rain, floods, slides, chaos in California. Hopefully in a month things will be better and California will warm back up and return to the best riding in the country.