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... Dodging the showers, we headed out for some dinner, and enjoyed our last evening in Honduras.
Next stop - Antigua, Guatemala!
As for Honduras as a country... Honduras has a bad reputation, and probably deservedly so for the dangerous cities. We didn't go to the cities and felt entirely safe the whole time. Both places we visited were awesome, were well set up for visitors, and had great attractions to offer. We found ...
... that we should be prepared for something similar. And as luck would have it, it was, as the hotel told us they were full and completely denied the legitimacy of our reservation (in full printout) or even the internet booking site that arranged it. It was New Year's eve and hotel rooms were going at premium.
The couple actually walked with us to a nearby hotel to see if they had rooms but we found their rates unreasonably high. A ...
Amazingly getting up at 3.30am to catch the bus wasn't that bad! The journey seemed to go pretty quickly and we saw a beautiful sun rise. When we got to the Honduras border it was a piece of string suspended between 2 trees, next to a stall selling mops and buckets, still more official than the Mexico-Guatemala border! It turned out that the children of the Guatemalan family we were travelling with didn't have passports, so they had to get out ...
... to Canada, so not a bad price I guess.
There's only a few buses back to Gracias per day and they leave in the morning. I decided not to hitchhike back with the Americans. Instead, I rented a really nice room at Hostal JB just around the corner.
... to hear someone talk first-hand about their wartime experience.
The next morning we boarded the bus back to Esteli. We headed to Café Luz, where we had left our bags, and had some food and drinks over a couple of hours of laughter and stories before we split; one to Mangua, two to Leon, and Sabrina and I to Somoto, a small town two hours up the road towards Honduras. After settling into our accommodation (2) we walked into the centre ...