Quinta Real Hotel and Convention Center
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... it wouldn't be the nicest of places to visit anyway, it's ok, but so many nicer places with nice bars and restaurants and beaches. Then there was the whole "dive scene". They go around in packs talking about nothing but diving (sometimes it might as well be another language). It's all free dive this and he spent time in the tank, he got bent and how much psi had you left..? The instructors are like gods there (to some) and are so full of self importance. ...
... and rode in the float or dances behind it all the way through town. It was some of the most fun days of the trip, with everyone handing round Cuba Libres and dancing through town all the way down to the beach where we turned around and did the same all the way back.
After the parade we had drinks at the hostel and then went to Old Toms to carry on before heading down the street to the beach party. At midnight it was ...
... not very comfortable to say the least and he drove like crazy.
Eventually we got to the ferry the next morning after a big fight with the cab driver who tried to rip us off and eventually called in all his friends on us after we refused to pay his exaggerated fee. Well we paid it in the end since it was "only" 2.50$ each instead of 1.50$, but it still ****** us of. Funny how annoyed you can be about a dollar extra but it was a matter of principal in the ...
... than a tour guide and he loved nothing more than waving his big stick around with his asinine Macau feather on one end.
It was a stinking hot day so the ruins themselves were a bit lost on us. It was interesting to see though some of the old pyramid shaped structures and how over time the trees had started taking them back.
... at El Porvenir Prison was not atypical.
More about Chabelo's story can be found on the web, including this short statement from Radio Progreso on the 4th anniverary of his incarceration. http://www.soaw.org/about-us/equipo-sur /263-stories-from-honduras/4057-radiopr ogresoeditorial
After only a short visit Chabelo told us that his mother, a brother and a human rights worker from the USA were also coming by bus from the community of Guadalupe ...