Can you drive to South America?

And stay alive?

I mean from say, Canada.

I don't know, things might get a little dicey driving through Detroit.

TheHawker - I don't know, things might get a little dicey driving through Detroit.

Yeah, avoid Detroit at all costs.

Where would one be stopped?

Central America?
Mexico?

What road stops?


I want to move down there, but want to keep all my stuff, so I thought I'd drive.

I have machine guns mounted behind my headlights, so I'm as ready as it gets.

sparkuri - Where would one be stopped?

Central America?
Mexico?

What road stops?


I want to move down there, but want to keep all my stuff, so I thought I'd drive.

I have machine guns mounted behind my headlights, so I'm as ready as it gets.

Yeah, I wouldn't do it toting my stuff along. Especially if you have arms. Guns are illegal in Mexico, no one has a gun in Mexico.

I drove to mazatlan mexico, and have a good friend that drove to south america , no problems. just do it! Be a friendy Canadian and people respect that, at least that was my experience. super friendly people. just be smart about it.

You won't make it through Mexico with your head attached.  

jcross - I drove to mazatlan mexico, and have a good friend that drove to south america , no problems. just do it! Be a friendy Canadian and people respect that, at least that was my experience. super friendly people. just be smart about it.
And wear full riot gear Phone Post 3.0

Oh I'm not Canadian, ahahahahahaha.....but I will say I am to get creampied for sure.

Does the border have bomb detectors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap

BarkLikeADog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap

VU

The rest of you get VD's



That sucks. They built the Panama canal, but the freaking Darien gap stops me from driving to the Galapagos.

BarkLikeADog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap


May that gap remain forever!

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Most folks have there vehicle ferried around the Gap.

http://travelswithourlandrover.blogspot.ca/

wouldn't be the smartest decision you could ever make.

My brother drove a school bus from Ottawa to Honduras, sold it there, unloaded the motorcycles out the back and rode back.

Do you need carnets to cross borders and drive legally in South America? I know in a lot of countries you can drive internationally if you have the right papers, the main one being a "carnet de passage". Phone Post 3.0

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mexican policia will have a hayday with your canadian ass (Ive lived in mexico for 6 weeks and they would bend me over and creampie me)


Lucky

Lux Fixxins - 
screwtop wine - My brother drove a school bus from Ottawa to Honduras, sold it there, unloaded the motorcycles out the back and rode back.
Please let this be real Phone Post 3.0

Very much real. My brother and his then girlfriend(now wife)spent about a year planning and prepping the bus, then spent about 5 months on the trip there and back.