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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

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Back on the Bikes Again

At last we’re in Bogota and on the bikes again – yeee haaa. They’re both intact – although both received new head gaskets in our absence (under Warranty thank goodness). I’m two up for the next 10 days as daughter Ruby rides pillion back down to Quito. Her initiation today in Bogota “touch” traffic was […]

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Was happily swimmining in this yesterday


Hard to believe really, all this way from Japan. Expecially when we heard that damage in Hawaii was minimal we expected that the warning for the Galapagos would be lifted. But no “El Presidente” came on TV and said the State of Emergency for coastal Ecuador remains and we need to move to higher ground. […]

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And to the Galapagos

We have, we think organised our bikes to be airfreighted from Quito to Panama when we ride down from Bogota. I have to say dealing with shipping agents here in Quito is not easy and we have great help from our local translator, Patricia Williams. But the charges are exhorbitant – looking like $700 US […]

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3rd Leg of South American Sojourn

It’s taking us three goes to get South and Central America done properly but we’re enjoying every minute so it’s great to back on the continent again. this time our first stop is Quito, capital of Ecuador. We’re en route to the Galapagos for a look see before we pick up the bikes in Bogota, […]

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A run from Panama to California will take in no fewer than 9 countries so the thought of negotiating all those borders in order to get our bikes in, has little appeal. But hey this is world-by-bike so you have to do what you have to do. And the Caribbean isn’t all bad in terms […]

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