San Pedro Sula - Get me out of here!!

Trip Start Jan 22, 2011
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Trip End Apr 27, 2011


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Hotel Terrazas

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

After a travelling day full of border crossings, San Pedro Sula was the furthest I could get before it started getting dark.  Definitely not my first choice for a stop-over!!

I left Punta Gorda via one of the most relaxed immigration offices (only the Spain/Gibraltar beats it) and took a water taxi to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala.  From Puerto Barrios, I was taxied to the Honduran border with a Slovenian I first met at the hostel in Caye Caulker, and a local with a garish cowboy hat.  Once across the border, it was chicken bus to Puerto Cortes and then a hectic shuttle bus to San Pedro Sula.  It turns out the bus station is nowhere near the centre of town so I had to get a taxi to the hotel.

The hotel was only a few block from the town centre and the park, so I thought I would venture out while there was still some daylight and check it out.

Rubbish and filth.  Unfortunately that pretty much sums up the centre of SPS.  I walked around one block and that was enough.  It's hardly a tourist destination and much less one where foreign girls such as myself go walking around by themselves.  I made it to McDonald's and then back to the hotel.  I didn't even have the will to try and find decent food!!
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