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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Central » Comayagua October 15th 2015

Guatemala to ruinas de copan, Honduras We woke earlier than usual this morning, 5.15 and rode out around 7. The roads were quite busy with a lot of trucks. I'm still astounded at the attention the bikes (and us I suppose) receive as we drive through villages. Some of the cars and trucks honk at us and give us the thumbs up. This morning showcased a mountainous area with one mountain puffing smoke from its crater, very impressive. As we rode on we hit a patch of diesel or oil on the road, it was quite substantial and I thought we were going down. The bike wheels slipped about (probably just for a split second) before Trev powered us out of the situation. One of our group was not so lucky and went down, he and ... read more
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Travelling to Western El Salvador from Lake Yojoa in one day would be pretty close to impossible, so we broke our journey with a night in Tegucigalpa. When we arrived our taxi from the bus station had to take a diversion around a fair (it's a three day holiday in Honduras at the moment) so we went there to get some food after we checked in. So far we haven't spent any time in capital cities, and I wasn't expecting much from our afternoon there, but our hostel for the night (apparently the only one in the city!?) runs free city tours so we had a pretty cool afternoon looking round the central area, including some churches, a local market, the national theatre and one of the museums :) Honduras, and all of central America, has ... read more
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Day 28 The Tatumbla experience – Thank you Riecken Community Libraries Distance driven today: none Cumulative distance driven: 6,873 miles / 11,061 km Today’s trip (in a car): Tegucigalpa to Tatumbla and back, Honduras Visits to community libraries with donated Kindle e-readers: 1 Today we spent all day in Tegucigalpa, together with the Riecken foundation. This is a foundation whose mission it is to build and maintain community libraries in Guatemala and Honduras. They are currently operating 65 community libraries across Guatemala and Honduras, and we are very happy to have donated Kindle e-readers to the foundation to support its mission of increasing literacy in these two rather poor countries. In the morning, two of Riecken’s local representatives, Dazil and Franklin, picked us up, and we drove to one of the community libra... read more
Dazil from Riecken introduces the Kindle e-readers
Device management
Each white pin represent  a community library in Guatemala & Honduras


Day 27 The power of scientific theory and clutch handles Distance driven today: 212 miles / 341 km Cumulative distance driven: 6,873 miles / 11,061 km Today’s trip: La Entrada to Tegucigalpa, Honduras Continued major clutch issues: yes - the paperclip is still saving the day J After yesterday’s adventures, and our late arrival to La Entrada in Honduras after the border crossing, we decided to take it easy in the morning. After brunch we started riding toward the capital Tegucigalpa. Almost immediately, the clutch issues started appearing again, despite the heroic efforts of the paperclip. We would drive for 10 min with a functional clutch, and suddenly it would stop functioning altogether! Rather, pulling the clutch handle would yield no resistance whatsoever, as if all hydraulic fluid in the line had disappeared. Zoe and I ... read more
Tegucigalpa in sight
Local tire shop on the road side
Tegucigalpa


Hi people of TravelBlog, is this time I'm going to talk to them about my trip to the water park, called Villa mar Park, this was a great trip with my family, we went to a new place that we did not know, was a great experience, if the biggest and most riskyexperience that I have lived because it was extremely , I step of all, the only thing I regret was that he hurt the knee when passing by a slide in the form of long neck a dinosaur, to the almost get hit me the knee very strong against the it cemented, that hurt me much but I still kept bathing extremely, because here everything is end for the theme which is the Park, people here were very polite and quite friendly, this place ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Central March 23rd 2013

The term “Banana Republic” was first applied to Honduras by the American writer O. Henry, for the influence the U.S. banana companies had at some time. Honduras is located in the waist that links North America with South America, and it was the result of the clash of these two landmasses. If not for the existence of the Central America, in which Honduras is in the middle, sea currents would have taken other directions, the weather had been different in Africa, and humans would not have evolved as they did. With the amount of coral reefs that are in the Bay Islands, Honduras is the second country in the world with more coral reef after Australia. Honduras had no civil war. Only a funny war happened was a “Soccer War” which is known the armed conflict ... read more
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July 26 - Not much to say about today. I didn't sleep well, got up at 4:45am and left at 5:45am to get a taxi to the ferry. The ferry was almost in the same place as the Carnival ship yesterday – there was a new ship there today. The ferry left at 7am and it was totally calm. Such a different experience that the ride over. I talked to a woman from Roatan who lives in the Cayman Islands for work for most of the ride. Then I had to get my luggage and a taxi to the bus for Tegucigalpa. It was leaving shortly afterwards, so that was good. From 9:30am until almost 2pm, I was mostly in a sleepy haze. Not quite asleep, but not quite awake. That really is a decent way ... read more


Next stop was Comayagua, the former capital of Honduras, known for its colonial architecture. I stayed two nights here. It was a bit underwhelming, but there were definitely some nice churches, and a cool cafe or two, that made the stop not a total bust. Stayed at the "Hotel American Inc.", with nary an American in sight. Somewhat generic, with broken internet, but clean enough, with actual working hot water. Saw very few other tourists during my stay, only perhaps three or four, which was kind of neat in some ways, but one of the times when I felt a little bit more lonely than usual. Normal enough while travelling solo, and hanging around in the main town square was good for people watching. The city hall and main cathedral are the focus points of the ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Central » Comayagua January 3rd 2012

11/19/11 “Where’s Jan? Jan’s gone.” I was nearly screaming in the crowded café. I looked from the chair in which she had just been sitting to all the faces now staring at me, wondering what it was I was screaming about. How do you say ‘missing’ in Spanish? How do you say ‘thief’? “Calm down. Where’d you see her last?” John asked calm, and annoyingly collected as he walked to the table. He wasn’t missing Jan. He’d only recently been introduced to her. “What do you mean where’d I see her last? She was sitting right there… I got up to get some sugar and came back and she was gone. Someone took her. Ladrons! Ladrons!” the word for thief suddenly came to me. People were looking at me because now they knew what I was ... read more


Note – Apologies but what proceeds isn’t very interesting, however it was 2 days of our trip, and therefore it does need to be documented!! The lack of photos we took here too are few and far between, and therefore there are only 2 snaps of Tegucigalpa, neither of which I imagine will be breathtaking! Our next real stop was to be Granada in Nicaragua, however getting there was going to be the difficult thing. We basically had to get back to the mainland (La Ceiba),from there get a 7 hour bus to Tegucigalpa (the capital of Honduras), stay the night, then get another bus to the capital of Nicaragua, Managua (8 hours by bus), stay the night, and then another bus from there in the morning to Granada. Mission The mission was made even harder ... read more
The only other photo we took inTegucigalpa...again, of the view from the Hotel room!!




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