I woke up fairly early this morning to decided to read on the balcony for a bit before heading back to the Italian place in town with Team Breakaway for a fried breakfast which turned out to be a good choice. Not only was it nice but a whole meal including drinks was the same price as just the smoothie at Earth Mamas and I’m probably going to have to save up for a bit as I’ve been spending more than I thought I would.
As we had wi-fi I decided to try to get skype working on my phone with my friend who’s working out at an orphanage in Uganda at the moment but unfortunately I couldn’t get a proper connection so there was enough time to pop into town for some last minute supplies before catching a minibus back to the ferry terminal. Due to the rains of the last few days they were having to repair the roads so it was a short walk to the rendezvous point before a short but cramped journey to the ferry. The ferry crossing was smooth this time and I didn’t need any seasickness tablets which is just as well as I decided to have some baleadas for lunch at the terminal before boarding the ferry. The sun was out in full force on the crossing and most of the rest of the days so I’m playing it safe for a while and protecting myself with factor 50 sun cream to try to stop myself getting any more sun burn.
When we got back to the mainland we ended up having the same taxi as before – the guy that drove rather fast to get us to our destination last time – but this time there wasn’t as much of a rush due to the fact we had preassigned seats on the next bus which was to take us as far as Comayagua where we would spend the night.
This was always going to be one of the longest days and it lived up to the expectation – we boarded the bus at 4pm and didn’t arrive in Comayagua until almost 10pm after stopping at services a few times for rest stops and dinner etc. The bus we were on was the express bus to Tegucigalpa but Mena had arranged in advance for us to be allowed to get off at a petrol station in Comayagua just down from where our hotel was.
After some sort of military style operation with getting the taxis together we arrived at tonight’s hotel – the Emperador. The hotel itself is down a side street and isn’t the best hotel I’ve seen but we’re only staying here until tomorrow when we have another full day journey over the border into Nicaragua. As we arrived fairly late the only option for dinner tonight was takeaway Pizza Hut which was by far the worst pizza I’ve ever eaten – the only positive bit being that we ate it on a terrace overlooking the city. Let’s stick to local cuisine for the rest of the trip!