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Volunteering with the Honduras Child Alliance

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The next stop for us was El Porvenir, where we would be situated for a week volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation and Honduras Child Alliance.  Prior to our departure from Vancouver we organized a used camera drive and collected several point and shoot cameras, as well as a DSLR all donated by friends and work colleagues.  We also collected donations…

El Salvador to Honduras – A Guide to the El Poy Border Crossing

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Many overlanders decide to drive straight through Honduras and complete two borders (El Salvador and Nicaragua) in one day.  The overlanders that do enter Honduras usually do so through the Copan crossing from Guatemala.  Since we wanted to hit some spots in El Salvador, we decided to cross into Honduras at the El Poy border.  This border is not frequented…

Bordercrossing Honduras – Nicaragua with dog and foreign vehicle…

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Our crossing into Nicaragua was a bit unexpected. We planned to find another (free) campsite for a few days before crossing the border, but we were driving and searching and before we knew it, we were about 10 km from the border. It was 12h00 on a Monday when we said “let’s cross the border then”..
HONDURAS
Got our exit…

Honduras

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We spent exactly a week in Honduras. Crossed the border on a Monday, which went all very smoothly. However, when we tried to get money from a bank with either our debit card or our credit card, it did not work. We tried several banks and ATMs but none of them would give us any money.
Fortunately Honduras seemed way…

Honduras supersonique

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You thought our stay only four days in El Salvador was short? Haha, good joke: we crossed Honduras in 4 hours !
 
It must be said that many of the travelers we met in Guatemala we had warmly recommended to stay in Honduras. In great adventurers that we are not afraid of anything, we decided … to listen to their advice! Not crazy right? With…

Familiar grounds

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For the first time since Baja (or backtracking our few times through San Cristóbal), we have arrived in a place that I’ve visited before–Nicaragua. Back in 2008, in the summer between my first and second years of grad school, I came to Nicaragua for two weeks with two friends from San Francisco. We met in the south, in Granada (an…

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

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After seven months in Mexico, we spent one month in Guatemala, one week (!) in El Salvador, and two weeks in Honduras. I wanted to write about these countries politics and past, but I won’t. It’s hard to write an opinion on these things, because they are so complicated. And it would be dumb to think I got some kind…

Instavan II

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Even though I now carry a tiny camera, sometimes I just don’t have it on me.

…like at this carnival in Los Naranjos, Honduras.

in Suchitoto, El Salvador

Having lunch on the beach in Sambo Creek, Honduras

Spying a Juan emerging from his natural habitat at the two-person dorm room in Hotel El Mesón, Estelí, Nicaragua.

That epic coconut curry…

Honduras: a mixed bag

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A lot of overlanders skip Honduras, mostly because of widespread police corruption on the 100-km Honduran stretch of the Pan-American highway, and the country’s reputation as the poorest and most dangerous in Central America. We decided to do a basic tour of the country and try to avoid that stretch of highway, as well as the country’s dangerous cities.
After…

Onto Honduras

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The El Salvador-to-Honduras border crossing at El Poy was our worst one yet. We were stamped out of El Salvador in about 25 minutes, but the Honduran side took a full three hours. While it only cost us 60 lempiras each to enter the country ($3), it cost Milo 500. I sat in the car while Juan ran around between…

In Honduras

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We are now in Honduras, after a few days in which
I made a coolant pressure testing device with a bike pump and some hose:

MacGyver would have broken an egg inside that tank and called it a day. Not me.

Then patched a leaking tank with a lot of epoxy and plastic from a water jug:

Then drove to…

Crossing Through Honduras in a Day

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We’ve read that Honduras has the highest recorded murder rate in the world and some of the most corrupt police in Central America.  Many overlanders who find themselves near the Pacific coast of El Salvador (and also Honduras) cross through Honduras in ONE DAY.  This means two border crossings in a day.  Hey, why not, let’s give it a try.

A…

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador & now Guatemala

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As you can see from the title we have been busy suffering Central America’s notorious border crossings, first let me say that technically they aren’t difficult but the standing around in full bike gear sweating more than in a sauna in 40 Degree heat and high humidity makes it all a little more trying, however no point in moaning because…

Two borders, one day- Honduras

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We hit the road early and make it to the honduran border crossing.  There’s a chance we’ve read too much about the trip through honduras, because even though its only about 80km until nicaragua we’re a bit worried about it.  We’ve read countless accounts of how corrupt the country is and the last post we read described 14 checkpoints within…

Two Borders One Day

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Sadly we had to leave our “home” in Salvador, because Fernandita we have to head south again. We left early for the border, but the lure of “the new road” led us off track for an epic ride thru the hills and left us 90 min behind schedule on our dual border day. I have been dreading the Honduras crossing…

Honduras in 5 hours and 10 minutes

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An early start was in order on this particular day and an early start we got. Our resident rooster woke us at 0100 then again around 0300’ish and if we had had the energy rooster wasn’t going to make the 0430 call and re-awaken the neighbouring cock’s. We have previously spoken about our new car game – catapult the ants,…

El Salvador/Honduras – Alles halb so wild

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Kurven satt in den Bergen beider Länder

Kati: Etwas wehmütig haben wir dem schönen und abwechslungsreichen Guatemala Lebewohl gesagt. Doch auch El Salvador lockt mit toller Landschaft und Vulkanen und soll
laut anderen Reisenden die nettesten Menschen Mittelamerikas beheimaten. Dass es gemeinsam mit Honduras zu den Ländern mit den weltweit höchsten Kriminalitätsraten gehört und fest in der Hand der…

The Guifiti Challenge

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The bottle looked innocent enough, merely herbs floating in a clear liquid.  Taking four shots in a row should be as easy.  Not easy when the four shots are part of the Guifiti Challenge at the Skid Row Bar. Guifiti … Continue reading →…

The Banana Republic

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  Honduras smells like sweet, sugary smoke.  Miles upon miles of banana plantations and sugar cane fields stretch across the eastern Caribbean coast rimmed by mountains densely carpeted with jungle.  Honduras is green.  A haze blankets the fields and mountains: … Continue reading →…

Tailing the Longjaw Squirrelfish

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Well well well, here we are on Isla Utila, off the north coast of Honduras, in the Caribbean Sea, lounging in hammocks, sipping cervezas and planning tomorrow’s scuba diving. It’s been a whole month since we last dabbled in blog world, so it’s time to dust off our capes, goggles and masks, and raise our skinny fists like antennas to…

Central American Borders and Dogs

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 Central American borders can get real funky – Central American borders and dogs even more so. Below you’ll see our limited experience of 2012, a snap-shot of what actually happened rather than what you’re told by a thousand different forums and websites. The wealth of information out there in this regard, of course, is undermined by the fact that anything…

Guatemala to Nicaragua Border Crossings

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I left Guatemala City and headed towards the El Salvador border. I decided to make towards the Pacific Coast border crossing down south.
I rode into the border  town of Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado. Immediately on my arrival I am greeted by a guy asked to see my papers. This is the start of a common border scam. Scam is…

The lung of the Americas

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Couldn’t of said it better myself!

Leaving El Salvador we were up for our biggest day of border crossings to date. We had decided to just drive straight through Honduras in a day as we were on the Pacific coast and all things interesting in Honduras were on the Caribbean coast. Word had it that the Honduras borders are the…

Honduras – we love you, we hate you…

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Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
[by Paula]
We got the van out of Honduras last week, and I have to say we didn’t even give it a cursory backwards glance as we gleefully skipped southwards over the border. We’ve since been busy loving Nicaragua – the gorgeous camping spots, volcanoes and lakes galore, and the (mostly) blissfully smooth roads. Yes, now…

pleurs et rires

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Comme dit la chanson « pleurs et rires », nous avons pleuré et ri en Honduras … Nous avons passé plus de la moitié de notre séjour dans un garage à Tegucigalpa, coincés, à attendre, inquiets que Bip Bip se fasse réparer … le propriétaire Roberto a accepté que nous restions dans le garage la nuit pour que nous puissions dormir dans Bip Bip.…

Back on the road!

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
[by Paula]

Vroom vroooom. Happy days.

We are back on the road!
It’s true. Almost ten weeks (actually 69 days, or 1,656 hours) after breaking down, we collected the van yesterday, all spick and span. I did actually kiss the mechanic this time – he was a little taken aback. Thanks to everyone for all their…

That’s a CAPITAL idea

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Without much discussion it was an agreement to avoid the Capital cities.  There is nothing really of value to us to visit there and they are without question the hot-spots of many of these countries; drug wars and poverty and population just make for a bad mix.  So no going into Capital cities.

Yea riiiiight.

It all started by our…

‘Bad news sells’ shocker

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Estelí, Nicaragua
[by Jeremy]
We’ve been back at Spanish school in Estelí, Nicaragua while we await delivery of the new transmission – yes, still waiting. Last we heard it was, allegedly, on a ship heading this way.
Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to avoid studying the present perfect subjunctive tense we’ve been playing around with some trip statistics. As journalists…

How NOT to cross a border…

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Perhaps we were getting too big for our britches, perhaps we had one too many drinks the night before, and perhaps we did not bother to sit down and seriously study the Honduran/Nicaraguan border crossing. But here is a lesson on what NOT to do.
I went back and forth on sharing this story…  Primarily out of amateur overlander shame…