Trip Start Oct 09, 2006
62Trip End Jun 15, 2007
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Unfortunately this place was just a stop off for one night!
It wasnīt the infamous Chicken Bus (3rd class), but it may as well have been. We stopped to pick up every Tom, John and Alfredo possible! The suspension on the bus was non existant and we really felt every bump as we had to sit over the back wheels. At least we had our own seats, which, on a chicken bus you are not guaranteed. To be fair we really enjoyed the journey, there is something special about sitting a a rickety old bus in a different country and watching all the different people hopping on and off. At every stop there was of course the usual vendors jumping onto the bus, selling all kinds of food.
The kids at home donīt know how lucky they are that they donīt have to jump onto the Cork to Youghal Bus Eireann service trying to sell "fried banana chips" or "hang sangwidches" to all the passengers!!!
When we arrived into Coban... Mike made a cardinal error of travelling.... he made the decision to walk into the centre of town with our backpacks. Baaaadd call!!!! It was supposed to be 3 blocks..... as Sarah said.... how long is ONE block!!! We were shattered by the time we found a hotel! The place was rank, but we said as it was only for one night that weīd stay there. As we sat in the room contemplating Mikes bad call, Sarah pulled back the bed sheet.... guess who was living in there..... good old Mr. Roach. Yup, a cockroach was wandering around the bed..... flock that.... back on with the backpacks... outta that dump! Luckily, the next place we looked at was gorgeous... and cheaper!!!!
Thatīs more or less Coban..... next up... Christmas destination.... Antigua!!