Carribean Dreaming......Or not!!

Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
Trip End Sep 05, 2007

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Our guidebook reads that Tela is everyones favourite Carribean beach town, ok we thought, instead of heading straight up to La Ceiba and taking a ferry across to the Bay Islands as planned, we would stop in Tela on the way.

Mmmmm, we arrived, expecting bars and lots of cheap backpackers, instead we found a town that was pretty well worn, and not just around the edges! The beach was ok, but the water looked dirty and there was no white powdery sand as described! Our accommodation was cheap, but it was a darkm dirty hole. Our private bathroom consisted of a toilet which you would not sit on for a million pounds!!! And a shower which no water came out of so you had to use a bucket of stale water which had been sitting there for years by the smell of it! Oh, and to top it all off, on the back of our bathroom door was photos of "babes" in their bikinis and three dodgy guys outside who just kept glaring in our window!!

Now we can laugh, but at the time we were really uncomfortable, we visited Tela expecting good cheap eateries and accommodation and gorgeous beaches - that was not what we found!

So, next morning up at 5am and on the bus by 6ish with a girl who was in the room next to us, who had also come to Tela expecting the same as us and left thinking the same as us!!

We did give it a chance, the fiesta wa son while we were here and so most of the restaurants were closed, however, we did me people later on who also went to Tela and also thought that it was a dive!

On we went on the bus to La Ceiba, hoping to catch the morning ferry to the Bay Islands.


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