Small town, no interest

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
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Trip End Nov 04, 2008


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Noramix - $15 double, ensuite, cable tv, clean, OK

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Another rainy day in the small town of Valle de Angeles, so even though all the Gringos seemed to be arriving in hoards (for something interesting apparently...must be the endless row of craft shops) we decided to move on.

Bus to Tegucigalpa
Taxi to another bus station
Wait around for one hour
Bus to Comayagua during 2 hours

Luckily we decided to travel today, as yesterday there was a full national transport strike for buses and taxis who want to raise the ticket prices.

In conclusion, too many buses but we made it to a place which according to all the hype given on the travel guides should have been as exciting as the discovery of Tuttankamonīs jock strap. However, disappointment all around as we arrive at yet another town where there is nothing except the main square.

Now listen here everyone! We are really trying to make some time in Honduras and not rush along the country, but we are struggling bad time. There just seems to be very little to do, see or visit before the Copan ruins. It is true that the mountains and forrest around the place are nice and relaxing, but they lack good walks and tourist infrastructure to get to them. If we want to make a 3 day hike to get to a waterfall, we would prefer to make the effort in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, etc.

Anyway, we had to stop in any case to rest and have some food. The town is small and only the central park is any relaxing. It does have a nice church which they call cathedral (they seem to have at least one cathedral in every town even though its size and splendor does not lead to such calification in our opinion).

There is a good restaurant (Colonial) next to the Cathedral, but that is it.

Luckily the hotel is dirt cheap so we are actually saving money staying here, and it gives us some time to plan our trip for tomorrow. We will try to get to a town call Gracias (Thanks in English), but bus connections seem to be obscure so we might end up finishing in La Esperanza for the night and have to go back the next day. Nevermind.

So sadly that is all for the time being. Oh, by the way, if you think we are not enjoying ourselves due to the above comments, its a wrong conclusion. We are advancing and still enjoying, its just disappointing to expect something better than what you find (damned travel guides!).

Ta ta
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