I was determinded that this leg I wanted to do in one day! Mostly to “save” Honduras for a later occation, and the fact that driving busses is not allwas fun.
Due to strange(timewise, who wants to arrive Tegucigalpa at 11pm?) (and expencive) international buss-services I decided to do the trip across the border myself, starting at 5am.
This post might not be the most interesting one, but it shows you the backbone of central america – Namely, the chicken busses:
They are old american schoolbusses (for children) therefore
there’s not much space between each seat (in fact A LOT smaller than Ryanair).
And when you are maybe a head taller than the average centralamerican, and the
busses fill up with the amount of people in a half filled ryanair cabin (90).
The personal space is limited to say it at least
I had the pleasure of riding 5 (Esteli – Ocotal, Ocotal – Los Manos (aka the border), Los Manos – El Paradisio, El Paradisio – Danli, Danli –Tegucigalpa)of these busses on my way from Esteli to Tegucigalpa. All with Reggaeton music! One with a crazy driver!
Yet I made it to La Ceiba (18 h in total) in one day – shaken and Central-Americanized.