Anyone ever do it? I have a BMW friend who is 98% going and a friend who is moving down there in July. I'm wondering if it is relatively safe from the Mexican border to Panama. I understand the road is great, have to go through Mexico, Guatemala,and El Salvador,and that's dangerous or not? I heard it costs about $300 in bribes, drive only during the day, stay in large city at night. I bet you can't bring a gun across the Texas, Mexican border (I don't know for sure and if so I don't know why?) I'd like a 9mm HK just in case I need to reinforce my point of contention but it would be very hard to push me to use it. I just worry about bandits and thieves mostly- anyone got any experience?