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Old 22 Feb 2006
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Anyone in Nicaragua or Costa Rica?

Hi to anyone who is currerntly travelling in Central America! We (my wife and I)are on a couple of f650´s and are up for some drinks and story swapping. We should be in the area for a few weeks.

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Hey Kids,

How is it?

I'll be back in Costa Rica early next week, based in Atenas and on the beach for a while, heading into Nicaragua early March. Keep in touch and we'll have a drink and a natter.

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I'm leaving Belize in the next few days and whipping through Guatamala and Honduras to get to Nicaragua. Aiming for an area near the Costa Rican border.


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Dan,
We are in Granada until Saturday and then heading south, probably to San Juan del Sur for a few n ights after that. Have you headed north yet?

Lorraine,
Watch the money exchangers going from Guatemala into Honduras as they show you a good rate but then use another one to actual do the deal. Best advice is to know how many Limpuras you should get for your money BEFORE you get to the border.

We will slow down a lot in Costa Rica so hopefully we can hook-up!

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Carry your own little handheld calculator, ask what the exchange rate is and do the math yourself and show the guy how much he owes you. Conversely insist that he do the conversion with you watching the figures as he does it , correctly!. It is somewhat of a carnival game with numbers if they try to fool you.Best bet is to keep these transactions to the bare minimum needs for border crossing fees or to dispose of remnant cash as you exit the country for the last time. Visit the automatic bank machines for the big withdrawals and get the best exchange rate..
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Hello, sorry for the late reply. I've been on the road since right after Christmas and, for better or worse, I hit my turnaround in Panama City and now I'm headed back. I'll be in Turrialba, Costa Rica for 5 weeks starting tomorrow. If anyone will be nearby, give me an email.
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OK, I've had trouble tearing myself away from Belize, but after doing email, I'm finally heading for the Guat border! I should be in Nicaragua in five days! Hope to see you soon!
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Hola Companeros,

Plotted up in Atenas, CR. I'll be here for another week or so, then heading to Managua for St Pats. Msg here or email for nonsense.

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Hey.
Wish I was there. What are the roads like through central america. I have a F650 but haven't gone off road yet. Can you email me if you have time.
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Costa Rica - what a place!!!

I was there on a bike in January 2006, it was great! Now I am sitting here in f... cold Germany! Ouaaaaahhhhhhhh! I hope you have a great time over there!

Check out the Costa Linda Hostal in Manuel Antonio, German owned, Dieter, he has a BMW, nice guy! Or Toms bakery at the Arenal Lake, or Gaudys backpacker in San Jose - they have a garage for motorcycles available! Very nice for 1-2 nights is the peaceful mountain lodge Mirador de Quetzales on the Cerro de la muerte road!
Nice campground at Dominical beach!

I want to be with you guys!!!

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Tom, Lynne and Dan if you roll past Se-Hwan on his yellow F650 could you buy him a for me? He will most probably be lost around el salvador somewhere.

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Dan - We are leaving Liberia today and heading to Arenal to have a look at the volcano. We should be in San Jose on Sunday or Monday so our paths will probably cross around then. Any recommended watering holes in San Juan?


Jens - I will definetly check out Tom's bakeryas I have become hooked on some of the pan dulces down here. Thanks for the lodging tips!

Alec - We will keeps our eyes open Se-Hwan.

karionbiking - Lynne is updating our website today and if you want more specifics, contact me through our site.

Tom & Lynne


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Where are you guys now??? I am in Denver....any chance I can hook up with you guys? I own a mango farm in Leon, Nicaragua. Need to ride down soon.
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Hi Dan !

I hav a firend in Atenas, his name is Paul Furlong, he rents nice motorcycles! I you have the time go and share a with him, he knows a lot about Costa Rica.
Say hello from Jens/Germany.

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Hi Lizanne!
Good to hear from a fellow Denverite. We are currently camped next to the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica and are heading to San Jose next week. We rode past Leon a week or so ago so perhaps we saw your mango farm. Then again there are A LOT of mangos down here. Unless you ride like the wind I doubt if we will meet as we are planning to hit Tierra del Fuego this summer.

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