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South of the Border

Motorcycle adventure in South America/h2>
Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan, Dave Wallace
Motorcycles: MW F800GS
Distance: 11,421km
Countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, USA

Trip description: A run from Panama to California will cover no fewer than 9 countries of South America. The motorbikes were strategically left behind from our last adventure so we can get straight into it.

Blogs from the trip

Mexico Adis Amigos

Mexico – Adios Amigos

Fantastic country, wonderful people – this is an economic powerhouse of the future. Forget Baja California aka “Sanitised Mexico” or “Americanised Mexico”, the real Mexico is the mainland and it has heaps of potential. That the country has become the latest victim of the drug trade for rich Americans is a tragedy but it will […]

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Down to the wire & still 600kms to go. Will it make it? Yes!!


Well this is a bike trip so I suppose we should talk about these trusty beasts that take us. Gareth’s rear tyre is getting a bit bald, as is he, but we can fix the tyre. Hopefully it will be ok as we only have 1200 km to the end of this ride. Gareth also […]

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Acapulco Rocks

There are next to no tourists here – well not from beyond Mexico anyway. Perhaps the recent beheadings have had something to do with that. And the police and army rolling through the streets continually with machine guns at the ready loaded to the eyeballs, certainly aren’t what you normally associate with surf turf. But […]

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What a Dive

Acapulco and the cliffs famed for the high diving spectacular have always been my ultimate dream. Not watching but doing……but…….I suspect I have left my cliff diving too late,, that is if I intend to survive it. We went for the sunset event and settled into the La Perla restaurant with a wonderful close view […]

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Mexican delights

We are really enjoying the Pacific coast of Mexico. From the hot, scrubby, arid interior of Mexico to Porto Escondido where we lay in the sea’s shallows as the huge rolling surf was too much. Surfers played in the clear blue briny while we had a day of rehydration and then continued back into the […]

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Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Have hit it at last – Mexico’s long coastline of beaches. Seems werid to be watching the sun set over the Pacific but the temperatues of the water (23) and the air (33) are agreeable – especially since we read its raining for Easter back in NZ. In fat i could stop right here, park […]

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Tugging on heart-strings and shirt sleves

It has been a surprise to see the number of children and adults out selling trinkets on the street and the number of elderly who sit palm out begging. This has been of epidemic proportions in some tourist places and is likely to discourage tourists, as you feel constantly harassed. The adults are a different […]

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