Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa Travel Blog

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras - View Tegus & Cristo el Picacho from afar

Now back on the mainland, and I have to say it feels great to be back amongst all the chaos of traffic and all the screaming Hondureños!  

Definitely had my share of fresh air in Utila, so now I’m ready to do some more sightseeing and breathe in some pollution in the country’s capital! 

The ride down wasn’t too bad, despite the fact that we spent the entire day traveling!!  

We left Utila on the 6am ferry back to La Ceiba, and it was non-stop from there. 

Of course, upon arrival in La Ceiba, it was pouring down, which made it a lot more difficult for us to travel!! 

Fortunately, we managed to hitch a ride to the main crossroad, and from there it was smooth sailing!  We hopped on and off vehicles until we finally made it to a town not far from Tegucigalpa, aka Tegus, for short.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - View of Tegus

Then from there, since it was already getting dark out, we decided to catch a bus into the Honduran capital.  And check this out, the whole day of traveling only cost us $3 . . . for the both of us!  Pretty cheap for the long haul we did!!

So, we really didn’t know what to expect once we arrived in Tegucigalpa, besides getting mugged!!  But no, that didn’t happen!  

I actually found Tegus, to be quite interesting. 

It’s really a unique city, well in my opinion, anyways!  I’ve never seen a city which is actually located within the mountains.  Hard to explain in words . . .  It’s a little town with lots of hills and small bridges all around . . . cute. 

Oh and let’s not forget all the thieves too!!  Yeah, Tegus is supposedly one of the most dangerous capitals in Central America!  Wow, feel sort of brave for having had the courage to visit it!!!

So, we were expecting the worst to happen, since we’d heard all these crazy stories about this place, but surprisingly enough it wasn’t all that bad.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Vue de Tegucigalpa

We just couldn’t resist seeing this place up close, so we took the risk!!  And thank the Lord, nothing happened.  People were actually quite friendly, and we even had this lady go out of her way to help us out.  

We were trying to get to the downtown area, and because it’s pretty easy to get lost in the streets of Tegucigalpa, she was kind enough to get off her bus and wait along side us until our next bus came along. 

Now, I don’t know if that was actually because she was just being nice, or if it was because she was worried about us getting killed!  Hmm?  

In any case, we did our little tour of Tegus, visited all the sites, and managed to get back home alive.

Speaking of home, while in the capital, we had the pleasure of being hosted by a SUPER family, The Coello’s.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Les ponts de Tegus
  Now these people were a blast!  And so generous too! 

We stayed with them for a few days, and each day was an interesting one!  Enjoyed the great company and yummy food!!  I, personally, came out of there feeling uplifted, both spiritually and mentally.

Good stuff!!

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