Siesta Hotel and Casino
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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First appearances of the hostel were not auspicious. To be honest, it looked a bit of a dump, but I know from experience, the outside can be totally misleading. Inside, Ambrosio, the elderly receptionist (at least I think that's what he was, although he could well have been the owner) showed me to my room and it looked fine. Clean, secure and a decent bathroom. I was happy with that. Unfortunately communication was a little tricky as we ...
... and laundry for about $1000 is pretty cheap. I was hoping to not go over $100/day on my Central American travels. Well, it was worth it and I will make up the difference in Nicaragua!! (I hope!)
Since I have been to many botanical gardens around the world (and I always love them), we decided to forego the gardens and go for the important historical sites. Since I have posted quite a few photos and written a long narrative fro each one during our visit to Monsignor Romero's ...
... stopped to let us take photos. He also appointed himself my personal Spanish tutor helping me learn some new words along the way. We arrived in Suchitoto and it looks like a very sleepy town. The driver was not sure where our hostel is so he drove around showing us some of the nicer accommodation and asking locals "where's Hostel El Gringo". No one knew. Eventually we pulled up to a small restaurant. We had arrived. The driver looked a bit perplexed but we unloaded our stuff and ...
... is a steep climb up or down. It is an impressive complex but it was dark when we arrived so I will see more of it tomorrow.
Tidbit 2 - in our discussions we spoke about the high number of taxi drivers who have been killed in Honduras this year. Taxi drivers must pay a ¨war tax¨ to whichever gang is dominant in the area. The gang members are smart enough not to colllect the money as that would identify them (like as if they aren´t obvious!!). The gang will designated ...
... asked if he had some tortilla or anything he could give to her husband named Jesus who was dying of starvation. She led the way into her house and he found a man with a concaved face and no energy to move his limbs to eat the food that could save him. As our Guerrilla fed him the first piece of tortilla, the man, Maria's husband, died. From the shock of adrenaline or sheer energy needed to eat, he didn't know. Not able to explain what had just happened ...