Honduras

Honduras

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  • Day95

    We left early at 6:30am and there were no hot showers. We drove for awhile before stopping for an omelette for breakfast. We then crossed the border to Guatemala then the boarder to Honduras. We arrived in Copan and headed straight to a coffee shop were there was finally a good coffee. For all the coffee produced here you'd expect some nice coffee but it seems hard to find. I found a frozen chocolate coated banana again which made me happy. We all then caught Tuk-Tuk's to a chocolate and tea shop where we had delicious got chocolate with cacao nibs. They told us about their reforestation project using their native plants which have medicinal properties. We went out for happy hour drinks, dinner of beef fajitas and then went to the pub for some Karaoke.Read more

  • Day96

    I went for an early breakfast at the yummy coffee shop. We then went to the Copan Ruins. The Mayans lived there from 1,500 BC to 1,200AD ended civilisation. The golden time was 400-800 AD. The Mayans destroyed all the forest so ended up with no food or water. Mayans had a culture of incest and polygamy. We saw a few cool trees including the saber tree or Tree of life which was the Avatar tree. Also saw the Maraca tree and Strangling fig tree. After looking around I had a yummy ice coffee and frozen banana with nuts. Most of us then travelled for an hour to the thermal springs. There were a range of hot pools with quite hot temps. One of them had a cave that was really hot to run into. We had dinner there before travelling back.Read more

  • Day67

    Zo gisteravond weer lekker gegeten, terwijl Frieda en Ton er tegenaan moesten met de wijn. Dus samen een hele fles soldaat gemaakt. Stemming: aangenaam vrolijk en last van wiebelende boot!!
    In het theater waren ze dus redelijk in meditatie modus met af en toe knikkebollen.
    Daarna naar buiten bij het zwembad voor de rock show. Was leuk gedaan met de dansers en zangers er werd leuk geswingd.
    Naar bed om 11 uur want het was 6 uur op voor eten en de excursie om 7:30.
    In een krampachtige Toyota Hi ace met 15 personen het eiland over.
    Enorme armoede, huizen van modder en rieten daken. En een weg, voornamelijk gaten, en dan niet van 10 cm nee sommige wel 60 tot 70 cm diep. Reparaties Door zand uit de greppel er in te gooien!
    Met een bootje Door lagune met mangrove bossen en scheepswrakken.
    Daarna een dansvoorsteĺing Door Garifuna een stam van oorspronkelijk gevluchte Slaven. Leuk
    Daarna weer terug over een levensgevaarlijke weg.

    Nu werken we weer even aan de kleur.

    Doei en groetjes van ons allemaal
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  • Day9

    Eigentlich bis auf das U-Boot nicht unbedingt was besonderes. Geprägt vom US-Dollar, teilweise ungepflegt uns teils überbevölkert von Kreuzfahrern.
    Karl Stanley bietet die weltweit tiefste U-Boot Touren für Privatleute. ca, 4 Stunden dauerte unsere Fahrt auf eine Tiefe von 2000 ft = 610 m. Einfach nur beeindruckend

  • Day22

    The 4am start was to ensure that we don't get stuck in traffic in Guatemala City which can take three hours.

    Last night I ended up going back to the restaurant where we had dinner the night before indulging in a glass of red with some bread as I sat in a window seat watching the passing parade. The street is still closed to traffic - must be a weekend thing.

    Our tour guide is much better than the last which is a welcome relief from the previous one. This one gave us more information in the pre tour meeting than dopey had in the previous 15 days!

    I am in Honduras now! So far it looks like Guatemala.
    Ok except that there are alot of cowboy hats!

    The town we are staying in is close to the Mayan Copan ruins which we are seeing tomorrow. The town itself is lovely with cobbled streets and its so nice not to have all the pushy hawking. Also there are not many tourists.

    We drive an hour into the mountains to these amazing hotsprings set in the jungle. There are about 20 pools to soak in, lots of mud to smear all over us and stones to sit on near the hot water waterfall so its like a steam room. So relaxing and just what I needed. Also I skipped the awful lunch provided on the tour and got my own from the supermarket and also got a discount on the tour. This meant I had the springs all to myself for an hour! Bliss!

    Then off to the best restaurant in town where every tourist that is in town is eating in as well. Its nicely decorated and my simple meal of chicken salad and roast potatoes is the best I have had since leaving Sydney.
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  • Day3

    Made it to the little island of Utila. Just got here and already saw a typhoon off in the distance. If you look closely in the first picture can see a faint line coming down from the clouds. Diving starts tomorrow!

  • Day140

    Does it count?

    As far as having been to Honduras goes, I'd say I haven't. But when customs asks me where I've been I'd have to say yes, as my passport tells me so. So it gets a footprint and you can feel free to post argumentative comments either way below (that's you Johnny, Jools and Scott).

    We were in Honduras for around six hours. Five hours and fourty minutes of that was spent on transport - two buses (excluding the one that broke down!) and a pick up. Eighteen of those were at customs upon exiting. And the final two were 'shopping'. Shopping for food. Which is more like running around trying to find something other than whole melons, green bananas or coca-cola with people yelling at you when you don't have time or ignoring you when you want something - all the while with one eye peeled to the bus you left your bag on to make sure it won't be the last time you see it.

    It was continuing off the back of the 4.5 hours we bused in El Salvador and somewhat nerve racking as we raced the clock - the Nicaraguan border closes at 6pm!

    We made it in the nick of time, thanks partly to some hasty driving from our driver in the ute, who valued timeliness much more than our lives. As we literally dived into the tray with our bags and sped off. The entire time all we wanted was to send a message to arrange a pick up on the other side of the Nicaraguan border. No wifi for the last few hours meant we needed to con a local into making a call, which we were able to do but the success of the call remained a mystery.

    Fortunately after much faffing by the border staff (seriously, I cannot fathom what difficulty they face when their job is to scan an E-passport!?) we made it to Nicaragua. We were panicking as to how we would progress from here (its pretty isolated at El Espiño) when Brian from Somoto Canyon Tours emerged from the fading light to offer us a ride to our cabins. We were so grateful! I lay in the tray on top of our bags in the cooling breeze, rushing towards our cabins and so glad for that day to be over!

    In summary, it was one car, four buses, two pick up trucks, two border crossings and three countries for a grand distance of only 360 kilometres in a fatiguing 12 hours. Job done. Game on Nicaragua!
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  • Day17

    Our driver said Tegucigalpa is a lady at night and a whore by day. He said the city lights are pretty at night and when the day comes the gritty, grimyness that is Tegucigalpa is revealed.
    He also told us of neighborhoods that he wouldn't even walk through.

  • Day353

    Breakfast in El Salvador, lunch in Honduras & dinner in Nicaragua! To be honest, this is little more than a dot on the map so the app correctly counts this as another country. We were here 3 hours so I think that definitely counts...

    We breezed through El Salvador emigration but stalled at Honduras immigration (mainly due to going customs, bank, money changer (banks don't change money!), customs, bank, customs.

    Then there was a 3 hour drive across the southern end of the country before we had to do it all again. Fortunately when entering Nicaragua there was a nice guy selling mandatory insurance (a whopping $12 per month) who guided me through the process, so although it took over 2 hours it wasn't too stressful. Even Maya is now legally in Nicaragua - we couldn't hide her due to the compulsory fumigation inside & outside the van.

    As we got into the hills it looks like a beautiful country and I look forward to seeing a bit more of it next time around.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Republic of Honduras, Honduras, Hɔnduras, ሆንዱራስ, Onduras, هندوراس, Qonduras, Гандурас, Хондурас, Hɔndirasi, হণ্ডুরাস, ཧོན་དུ་རས྄།, Hondures, Hondwras, Hondurasdu, Ονδούρα, Honduro, هوندوراس, Onnduraas, Hondúras, હોન્ડુરસ, הונדורס, हौंडुरस, Ondiras, Հոնդուրաս, ホンジュラス共和国, ჰონდურასი, Hondurasi, ហុងឌួរ៉ាស់, ಹೊಂಡುರಾಸ್, 온두라스, ھۆندووراس, Hondouras, Honduria, Hundurasi, Ondurasɛ, ອວນຄູຣັສ, Hondūras, Ondurase, Hondurasa, Hondiorasy, ഹോണ്ടുറാസ്, होंडुराज्, Ħonduras, ဟွန်ဒူးရပ်စ်, Ondurat, हन्डुरास, ହୋଣ୍ଡାରୁସ୍, Гондурас, हांडूरस, Honduräsi, හොන්ඩුරාස්, ஹாண்டுராஸ், హోండోరాస్, Ҳондурас, ฮอนดูรัส, Honitulasi, ھوندۇراس, ہونڈاروس, Hôn-đu-rát (Honduras), Hondurän, Hondourasse, Orílẹ́ède Hondurasi, 洪都拉斯, i-Honduras

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