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   Mar 21

From Guatemala to Costa Rica in Oct 2010

It took us 4 hours to drive from Arriaga and cancel the car permit. We got to Talisman (Mexico side) – El Carmen (Guatemala) border crossing Sunday morning around 11:00. The offices open later Sundays. There were few tourists at that time. Hordes of tramitors were courting us for business. Asking whether the job applicant [...]

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   Mar 21

From Costa Rica to Panama. Lessons learned in October 2010

We took off from Nicaragua early. The objective for the first part of the day was to get through the borders and to the dentist in San Jose, Costa Rica by afternoon. We were only 21 km from the border, but Nicaragua exit process is most complicated, costly and time consuming of any Central American [...]

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