First Trip to the Beach
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We took the 90 minute/$1.25 bus ride to the beach on our first full day. We were told that many people from San Pedro go to Puerto Cortes and since it was pretty close we decided to check it out. The bus was normally crammed with 25 or so people and stopped every minutes along the way to drop people off or let others on. The city of Puerto Cortes was also not too exciting and the beach we went to (Coca Cola Beach) was a bit of a disappointment. We did find a descent place to have lunch. Most of us had fried chicken as they seem to eat everything fried here. Dae Sung and I also swam out to the sunken boat that is in the pictures. I saw a local climb the chain for the anchor and do a back flip off of it, but quickly cut my foot while trying to do the same and decided that it wasn't a good idea.
We soon went to Omoa beach after a 15 minute taxi ride which we found much more appealing. We hung out near a hotel owned by a Canadian couple who had retired there. You may see Rochelle on some of their commercials since they asked her to make her acting debut by laying in hammock and be waited on. The town was small but the water was much clearer here. We could see striped fish under the water and an occassional small crab. We enjoyed realaxing here for a few hours with our margaritas before heading back to town. The bus was a little less crowded this time and made a lot less stops. Unfortunately, the guy in front of Rochelle and behind Sarah vomitted in the bus which made it smell pretty bad. We aren't exactly sure why all the cockroaches were in the bus here, but it wasn't a preferred feature of the day.
We ended the day by having dinner at a pizza joint in San Pedro Sula. Our waiter lived in New York City for 25 years before being deported for driving without a license. Service was slow but eventually explained that they ran out of rice and the first store they went to was closed so they had to go to a second store...not sure why the didn't just ask us to order something else...but overall not a bad day in Honduras.