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post #1 of 22 Old 08-06-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hola from Guatemala!

Hi, I'm Erynn. I'm originally from Philadelphia but I moved to Antigua Guatemala not too long ago. I have been borrowing friends bikes on and off for 10 years, always wanted one and finally shortly after arriving here I bought one of my very own. A Yamaha XT250, I am just starting to explore Central American with it and and having a blast!

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-06-2012, 03:32 PM
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Sadly I cannot yet. All I have is my iPad and it doesn't allow me to post pics. Need to pick up a new laptop soon. Already have over 500 photos.

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Hello from Baltimore- I will ride up to Philly and stop by Geno's for you next weekend!

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post #5 of 22 Old 08-06-2012, 05:21 PM
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Hola! I went to Antigua in 1984 and 85 to study spanish. Lots of fond memories. Went back last summer for a couple of weeks. I have given thought to riding my motorcycle down there next year.

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welcome and +1 on the pics!

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Welcome. I bet it's beautiful there for riding.

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I hear they have good coffee.

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Howdy, Erynn. Congrats on the bike and enjoy it immensely.

Good to have another lady here. We need more of "your" type.

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Welcome. What do you do for work down there? Is it easy for Americans to move there?

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Que bien¡ Tiene suerte

Wish I could spend some time in central America.
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I have one of those jobs all i need is a internet connection and I'm good to go. The pay is so low it really would be a waste of time to work, but if you have a decent steady income from outside the country it's the place to be. Antigua is a little more expensive because of the tourism and large community of expats and retirees, but on the good side that means more services available. Many good restaurants, and some decent shopping that caters to foreigners. Also because the city creates a lot of revenue for the country the Central Government does a fairly good job of keeping it safe, though the National Police are not only not any help, they are to be avoided. The darker the uniform the more corrupt they are. As for moving here, from what i hear is easy, but what I and most people I know do is stay here for 3 months on a tourist visa then make a weekend trip to Mexico. Can do that indefinitely, besides I only plan on staying in Guatemala for a year or so, until i am fluent in Spanish, then I plan to ride down to Colombia. Well to Panama, then a boat, there is no road connecting Panama with Colombia.

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Hello Erynn, welcome to the site! Do take pictures of the country and rides. Always nice looking at different parts of the world from a motorcyclist point of view.

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Finally some photos...

Yay, I got a new laptop! Some photos from in and around Antigua.
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Thanks for sharing! The last picture looking down the street with the bike reminds me of the Spanish colonial buildings in Philippines, great pics!

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what a cool place! makes me wanna get on a bike and head south!

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Thanks for sharing! The last picture looking down the street with the bike reminds me of the Spanish colonial buildings in Philippines, great pics!
That would make sense Antigua was the first Spanish colony on the Americas mainland. Dating back to like 1510 I think.

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That would make sense Antigua was the first Spanish colony on the Americas mainland. Dating back to like 1510 I think.
Wow that's cool!

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post #21 of 22 Old 09-18-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mas fotos..

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what a cool place! makes me wanna get on a bike and head south!
I gota futon your welcome to crash on.


Mas fotos..
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post #22 of 22 Old 09-21-2012, 07:40 PM
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nice!!!

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