Wrong turn and landing on the SUN!
Trip Start Jan 22, 2006
111Trip End Jun 23, 2009
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Once in Tegucigalpa, we quickly got a cab and headed to the other bus station that would take us down to a town near the boarder called Choluteca
Anyway, we found a room pretty quick once in Choluteca, which was good since we had been traveling for 14 hours at that point. But we were sad to find out that our room was on the SUN!!! It was the most incredibly hot room any of us had been in. Never once in the night did it cool down and we had the windows open and all the fans on. It was killer! We were happy to get out of there to catch our 9 am bus to the board. This bus too was super hot, but it cooled off once the door fell off and we were able to get more circulation. Yeah, can you believe it? I was just getting comfortable when I hear this loud crashing sound and the driver slamming on the breaks. I thought we had gotten in a wreck, before I looked out the window to see the driver and the money taker carrying the front door of the bus back to the bus. Too Funny!
At the boarder we were attacked by people getting in our faces wanting to change our money and give us rides in their to the other side. After what seemed like forever (we are slow at figuring things out) we hopped in the and were on our way. So here is the seen: Bex and I are in one , along with my big bag, Ben and their bags in the other and it is seriously about 90 degrees. The poor little driver was sweating like mad and I still can't figure out how his little legs peddled us all the way to the other side. But first before getting to the other side we had to get stamped out of Honduras and into Nicaragua. Bex and I did all the paper work while Ben watched our bags... even though I had our drivers official badge, he wasn't going anywhere. Sadly though Ben got stung by a bee while watching the stuff. we were worried for a while, but then his tongue didn't swell up, so we were on our way.
We then jumped on our first bus in Nicaragua, which gave us the true understanding of what a Chicken Bus really is... the guy next to Ben had a live chicken on his lap! I had much better company which was a really cute little girl and her mom. I shared my water and cookie with the little girl, the mom was super sweet too and asked me simple questions like where am I from... we had a nice conversation until it was time for her to get off in her town (I understood that even before she got off the bus..
We made it to Leon without any further adventures and checked into a hostel that had 14 beds lined up along the walls... we felt like little Orphan Annie... but at least it was clean, and had a nice shower! It really didn't matter much, all we wanted was a cold beer... which we got, actually it was frozen!