We have spent two days in Honduras and have run the gamet on riding quality. Yesterday was crap, hot, bad drivers, hot, lousy roads, hot, bad drivers, loooong border crossing, hot, long day.
We stayed in Choluteca Honduras at the Hotel Kali. We stayed here on our way down. We were trying to find a different hotel for the night, just because, but it was getting late (dark) and you don’t ride after dark, so we made a dash for a familiar hotel. A/C, almost hot water, secure parking and just a few blocks from some good street food. We pulled in and were greeted like family. We got the same room, (23.00 total), upstairs, carried our junk up the winding spiral steel staircase, put everything in the room and headed out for food, showers will have to wait.
Got to the restaurant (?) and the food was just as we remembered, pretty good. Headed back to the room looking forward to a good shower after a tough day. We could not get the door to open, Randy tried, would not open, the security guy tried, could not open it. The security guy shrugged his shoulders and started to walk away, Randy was a little upset with him and insisted he call the owner. Here we were, tough day and now we cannot even get in our room where all our stuff was. Finally the owner showed up, told the Security/Maint guy to remove the glass on the jealousy windows and climb in. This he did and after about an hour, we were in. Result of the crap day, no blog, two tired dudes.
But, after looking back at the pictures, there were some nice town pictures.
We have noticed that people in Central America, with limited resources, are very resourceful.
Most likely milk heading to the processor.
Here I am giving a thumbs up, notice my headlight has already burned out, after 7000 miles. Randy told me before the trip he brings an extra headlight bulb because they have the tendency to burn out. I figured out with a new bike, no problems. Thanks Randy for carrying an extra.
Then, we were greeted with this, trucks lined up at the border. Motos, and cars, can pass them up and go to the front, but we still were there for two and a half hours.
it was getting late, needed to make it to the hotel.
Today, we had an easy start of it, got out of town easy enough, it heated up quickly, but we got out of that just as quickly. Headed up into the mountains on a new route. The nice girl at the hotel last night gave us some ideas on what we should see while in her country. She told us it would be cooler heading towards the nations capital. Sounds like a big city to me… we hate big cities.
Apparently there is a road that bypasses the city. Luckily, Randy found it and we missed all the traffic. Breakfast was good, eggs, chicken, rice and juice.
Not too bad, for $5.00 each. We were looking forward to some cooler temps and some nice mountain roads.
The juice was not what we expected, being in this area with all the fresh fruit you’d think it would be fresh, oh well.
Randy’s newest travel buddy, Buzzy the Bee (Randy named him).
We didn’t get any pictures of the road, too much fun, sweepers, (banked at that which is an oddity down here) twisties, way too much fun.
We saw a lot of this all throughout Central America. It seems that they just burn instead of cut the weeds, etc. Also, in the mountains, there are fires going all the time. No need to put it out, there is so much green here, the fire will run out of fuel. Speaking of fuel, Randy saw a guy pouring what he thought was diesel fuel on a fire to keep it going.
There were times the skies were black with smoke. We even think they burn their garbage in some areas.
We stopped at this hotel after about 7 hours, seems like a nice place, good price, $21 each plus a free breakfast, so it works out to about $16 each, well within our budget.
Tomorrow we head towards the Caribbean Sea to San Pedro Sula and then maybe (if we don’t spend time on the Caribbean) back west to a Mayan area, Copan.
Until then, George was not the only one instrumental in picking this hotel…… Just say’n. :-)