Jun 02, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Where I stayed
As if waking up at dawn to go white water rafting wasn´t enough, we got up with all the locals at 5:30 to watch the Honduras vs
. Chile football match... sadly Honduras lost. We returned to the lodge for breakfast and then hit the road for a full day of rafting. I had never been before, and cannot believe how much fun we had! Despite a few minor instances of our raft getting stuck, we only got tossed over board once (which resulted in mike having a sore bum!) and really had an incredible time! Our guides, Ryan (from Yarmouth, ME) and Sam (from Australia) were awesome, and made us feel very safe and confident in their abilities. The owners of Omega are a lovely German couple - Udo, the husband, is a professional kayaker, and his wife, Sylvia, is a very sweet woman who spends much of her time with their horses. Although this excursion stretched our budget some, it was more than worth it! Now we are off to Roatan for some snorkeling and relaxation on the Caribbean!
This morning we got up at the crack of dawn to make the hot, sweaty, seven hour bus ride to La Ceiba through San Pedro Sula. In an attempt to stick to our budget, we opted to take the bus with the locals, rather than an "executivo" class air conditioned bus... BAD MOVE! Honduras is definitely much hotter and more humid than anywhere we traveled in Guatemala (one of many reasons I prefer Guatemala to Honduras so far). By early afternoon and over 8 hours of buses and taxis, we made it to the lodge at Omega tours - a true oasis in the middle of the jungle in Pico Bonito park, outside of La Ceiba. We were pleased to find that we were the only guests at the lodge that night, and were able to enjoy the place all to ourselves. We spent the afternoon hanging out with the super friendly staff, and feasting on some delicious food. We knew we needed to call it an early night, for the next day, we were hitting the rapids!!