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Lots of mountains

Get up. Do morning business. Pack up. Take pics of antiques spread about the place (there are more!) Wait for office to open so you can get your luggage tag and border documents. Others arriving to get tickets. People sprawled all over ticket office: 3am is too early for anyone to get up; maybe some haven't even been to bed yet.

Daylight comes: more mountains, but no climbing! Most of it is coastal range and we're flying down the road that runs along side it.

We make a pit stop before hitting the border: we don't get off on either side; we just have to wait about 30 min each place.

Guess they lost their passports and have to just hang around.

Per gallon equivalents as I'm passing through these countries: Mexico = $5 Guatemala = $9 El Salvador = $2.50 Honduras = $3 Nicaragua = $2.85

When you go over a river, you usually see people in or around it: they swim, wash their clothes, even wash their cars. Saw a couple guys loading river rocks into a pickup.

Lots of nice countryside in Honduras. Can't tell you anything else about it at the moment. More on the return trip.

I think this guy had an air hose problem. Kept us there for about 25 min, until our driver grabbed a wrench and walked over there; three minutes later he returned and everyone got on their way. Cars managed a way around the rear of the trailer. Cows just went down the road not a bit hassled.

Crawled past the Nicaraguan customs house.

Then we had to get off the bus to get our luggage checked and passports stamped. A few people had problems, and then other people, in cars I guess, thought they were privileged and cut in line. All in all, we were there about two hours.

Got into Managua around 5pm.

The gals at the hotel desk were less than helpful. My room had very thin walls.

I went out to dinner. Walked several blocks in each direction and found two, maybe three possibilities. It's a little bit of a run down area, and not much for businesses around there. Last restaurant I saw was pretty crowded, but I think it was just a local drinking crowd mostly. Saw and heard some foreigners, though.

Ordered this beef entree and a beer: saw a lot of these Toña bottles around, mostly in litre size! The food was good; beef a little tough; the relish, whatever it was, was great: it was good with everything! And I like Toña: one of the best beers I've had so far.

Came back. Got on the internet for a little while. Went to bed fairly early after a long day on the bus and getting up early.

antique

antique


antique

antique


antique

antique


antique

antique


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


rest stop

rest stop


rest stop

rest stop


$2.50/gal

$2.50/gal


mtn

mtn


birds nest

birds nest


El Salvador agent

El Salvador agent


Honduras agent

Honduras agent


El Salvador customs

El Salvador customs


exiting

exiting


border town

border town


sister bus

sister bus


actual border

actual border


houses in El Salvador

houses in El Salvador


houses in Honduras

houses in Honduras


customs entry

customs entry


customs exit

customs exit


mtns

mtns


green field

green field


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


horsies

horsies


taking care of business

taking care of business


$3.10/gal

$3.10/gal


broke down

broke down


cows

cows


more

more


bye bye cows

bye bye cows


valley

valley


valley

valley


mtn

mtn


rock cliff

rock cliff


rock cliff

rock cliff


mtns

mtns


village

village


village

village


village owner?

village owner?


greens

greens


countryside

countryside


rich man

rich man


another

another


sawmill

sawmill


countryside

countryside


motel

motel


this town has money

this town has money


greens

greens


farming

farming


mtns

mtns


country living

country living


customs

customs


line up

line up


disinfectant

disinfectant


soldiers

soldiers


bag check

bag check


bag check

bag check


waiting

waiting


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


mtns

mtns


valley

valley


village

village


village

village


mtns

mtns


field

field


rice?

rice?


more

more


more

more


town

town


town

town


town

town


country living

country living


countryside

countryside


countryside

countryside


countryside

countryside


arrival in Managua

arrival in Managua


room

room


bath

bath


restaurant

restaurant


dining room

dining room


dinner

dinner

Posted by raydesro 17:00 Archived in El Salvador

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