Trip Start Oct 17, 2006
58Trip End Jul 08, 2007
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Tela was an interesting little city, but slightly dissapointing. To be honest, it not fair to judge when I had the worst few days of weather of my entire stay in South America here, as it is primarily a beach resort. However, it made me realise how lucky we are with our beaches in Australia as it would never compare. Even when the weather was half decent; it didnt look that great. At least it wasnt chock full of overseas tourists, being more a place where Nicaraguans go for holidays. Nearby are the Bay islands, chock full of tourists apparently, and much nicer beaches...diving is the done thing though, and I wanted a more authentic Honduran experience at this time after relaxing so much in Guatemala...good thing really, as diving tends to suck due to visibility problems when it rains.
The highlights were easily the day trip I did on a mountainbike to some of the Garifuna villages, including one which had a pretty happening Reggae party at around 2pm in the afternoon (Sunday).
Another highlight was a trip to the botanical gardens, which is apparently the 2nd biggest in the world. Of course; its not possible to see all of it in 1 day, and it appeared that most of it was no different to a national park (what is the official difference anyway?), but it was still enjoyable, and the weather managed to hold up too.
Oh, I also managed to find a little shop where u could rent/play various video games by the hour...I finally got a chance to try the Nintendo Wii...needless to say; the child in me wants one!