From Los Manos border crossing to Tegucigalpa.
(This tip is the continue story from my "transportattion tip" of Somoto (Nicaragua) .
After finished the border crossing process(at Los Manos) which took me only half an hour.We just walked cross border from Nicaragua into Honduras .On the Nicaragua side ,there were long line of trucks waiting on one side of the road and estimated to be about 500 m. long, but after cross to Honduras side there were many more vehicles in both side of the road and the line was longer too.I started to look for the bus going to Tegucigalpa.There’s ..no sound of calling passenger from any bus conductor so they might have left already.We asked around if there ‘s still any public transport to town,if not ..we’ll do the hitchhike.And there’s one mini bus waiting ,..they left after waited for quite a while until be sure that there’s no more passenger showed up.There were only 4 passengers on the bus.The bus stopped at somewhere along the way ,I guess it's El Paraiso ..to let passenger got out and paid sthe bus fee at their office.It’s 76 Lempiras/person.Keep ticket well until final destination.There were few more passengers came up from that station but it's not full,enough space to stretch the legs.
There’s police check point along the way,they came up on the bus checking our passports and asked few questions. “where do you live? ..Where will you go?”
The bus ride was only 2 hours something .Tegucigalpa is quite big city and many modern and high-rise building.There’s no central terminal in this city but there are many bus stations scattered through out the city.The bus stopped in a station somewhere I didn’t know ,but it looked very busy and chaotic,and the area around it also looked the same.I guess it was somewhere in Comayagüela part of the city which is on the west bank of the Choluteca River and most of its urbanization is made up of lower income neighborhoods. It’s been long time already that Comayagüela has remained less developed than the other side of the capital.
By the way..I changed some lempiras money from a money changer at the border( but not from the one gave me wrong advise) .He gave quite good rate ..19 L / 1$
Natonal Highway to Gulf of Fonseca
Wealthy of Tegus trying to get away for the weekend are likely to drive the nacional highway south to the Pacific Coast, which takes just a few hours. This road is subject to many problems though as seen in these photos. But, it's also a beautiful drive.
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Flying in seems to be the best...
Flying in seems to be the best way, but the descent on approach can be interesting. The pilot may have to fishtail the plane into alignment with the runway as there are mountains all around, and it's a hard place to land it. The landing is interesting. Just a few days after we arrived in The Goose (Tegucigalpa), an American Military plane) probably a C-130 landed, but didn't stop in time and ran off the end of the runway, I think killing many onboard. Wake up call, there! I think I also remember plane scraps at the end of the runway.
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