These damn smugglers are slowing us down!

Day 22: Bus from San Salvador to Managua, Nicaragua 

We left the hostel this morning at 3:45AM (3:45AM!!!) by taxi to go buy bus tickets to Managua. We caught the 5AM Tica bus for around $30. The bus ride its self was pretty boring. The Tica buses are quite nice with TV’s and nice reclining seats. Tica only does direct buses and there were only 10 or 12 people on the whole bus with us so we all had plenty of room to stretch out, which we for sure needed after our sleeping arrangements last night. One oddity, one of three Salvadorian guys would take turns riding in the assistant’s seat up in the driver’s cabin and the assistant was sitting in the back of the bus in the “regular” seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to San Salvador…Texas?

Day 21: Bus from Flores, Guatemala to San Salvador, El Salvador


Bought a ticket yesterday for today’s long bus ride at the same tour agency that we got our Tikal transportation from. We paid $30 each and made sure to ask (three times) that it would be a direct bus on a Pullman (the big “Greyhound” type, not the reconditioned old school bus, aka “Chicken bus”). However, like most things, the 9 hour “direct” bus turned into a 12 hour stop-every-quarter-mile-or-so-to-pick-up-more-passengers-than- there-are-seats ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you want a hotel, No. Then let me ask you a question do you like cannibis?

Day 18 – Travel day – Panajchel, Guatemala to Flores, Guatemala

We decided to cut out of Panajchel. It’s pretty boring and very touristy, very much not our kind of place. So, we bought a bus ticket up to Flores to see Tikal (the whole reason we came to Guatemala). Read the rest of this entry »

Buy me Coca Cola?

Day 17: Panajchel, Guatemala

Very sad to leave Antigua this morning. We can’t wait to come back! Took a 7AM shuttle bus to Panajchel to check out Lake Atilan. It was full of very rude, old Americans, a few Germans, and us (smack in the middle and quite unhappy about our obnoxious countrymen (and women). Read the rest of this entry »

This might be the most boring entry ever

Day 12: Bus from San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Awesome bus ride to Copan! Amazing countryside, although the massive amounts of garbage lining both sides of the road is very depressing. Why won’t anyone take care of their beautiful home? Read the rest of this entry »

Our First Truck Ride

Day 10: Traveling (Roatan to San Pedro Sula)

Caught a taxi from our dorm in West End to the port at 5:45AM (interesting ride at 5 something in the morning…try putting 6 people into a 4-person car…cozy) and waited for an hour to board the ferry. Read the rest of this entry »

A smelly start to the morning

Day 2: La Ceiba/Roatan, Honduras


This morning we caught the first ferry (9:30am) heading out to Roatan Island. The port was jam-packed with people, cars, taxis, suitcases, and a few stray animals. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ll get there….sometime

Day 1: La Ceiba, Honduras


We finally got our Taca boarding pass at around 2:30 in the morning after an uncomfortable couple of hours in the back end of the airport. From Miami we flew to Managua, Nicaragua but luckily did not have to get off the plane. We were both really tired by this point so we were out as soon as the tires were off the ground, which we both missed the snack on the flight (some fruit and yogurt). Read the rest of this entry »

and we’re off!

0 Days!!!  Happy Anti-Christmas


Well today is it, our last day in the states. We are very anxious to get started and on the road. I can’t believe how fast this day has come upon us. It seems like no time ago we were counting down from 100 days. Read the rest of this entry »

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