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Leaving Honduras Was Harder Than I Thought

Before coming home to NYC, I was stuck at a police station in Honduras, the city’s airport blacked out and I almost missed my connecting flight in Miami.

Adios, #Honduras! Next #travel destination – #Cancun, #Mexico!!! #latergram

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I thought that being held at La Guama’s police station the night before my flight would be the last hurdle I had to over come before landing on American soil. I was wrong. I woke up bright and early the following morning to catch the chicken bus to San Pedro Sula.

It was cramped, crowded, fly infested and extremely hard to keep my mouth shut as the bus bounced and swerved on the highway. I’m pretty sure I had a few flies for breakfast. When I got off the bus at San Pedro Sula an hour and half hour later, my behind was still vibrating.

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Held At La Guama Police Station

Don’t miss the last bus from La Guama to Lago de Yajoa or you might have to spend the night at the police station if you can’t find a ride back.

 

Ok, so I wasn’t technically held at the police station in La Guama. I went there voluntarily. I was a tad late catching the bus back from Comayagua. By the time I reached La Guama, I discovered that the buses stop running at 6PM. It was my last night in Honduras and I had no clue how I was going to find my way back to my hotel in Lago de Yajoa.

The guy next to me, who appeared to be an architecture, offered to take my friend and I to the police station for help. He slipped the bus driver a few lempiras and asked him to drop us off at the police station.

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Comayagua: The Colonial Capital of Honduras

Take a one day trip to Comayagua from Lago de Yojoa to see what life was like in the colonial days.

 

The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Comayagua, the colonial capital of #Honduras. #travel #latergram

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Transportation in Honduras can be somewhat informal. Often times there are no bus stops or station platforms. You just wave down an approaching van by the side of the highway and hope it’s going in the direction of your destination.

Chicken buses zip by the front gate of our hotel every 10-15 minutes. Sometimes 20, but that only seems to happen on extra hot days. I hopped on one from Lago de Yojoa to Comayagua, the colonial capital of Hondurs, via La Guama. The trip took about two hours.

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