Christian June 6th, 2008
We woke up at 5am to leave the Bay Islands for Copan, Honduras, little did we know this was the start of a 14 hour travel day. We hailed down a taxi to take us to the ferry terminal. We forked over an expensive $25 for the 2 hour ride to the mainland. They had just built a new terminal and we guessed that was why the fare had doubled in the last year. So we finally board the ferry around 6:45am and are greeted by the mixed smells of lysol and puke. We had heard many horror stories of people puking on the ferry ride due to the choppy seas. We had also been told to sit on the bottom deck where the boat wouldn’t rock so much. Continue Reading »
Christian June 3rd, 2008
The Bay Islands, Honduras
We arrived into Roatan Airport nice and early on Saturday the 24th. It was very hot when we left the airport. After haggling for a good taxi price, we were on our way to the hostel/hotel that we had reservations at. They did not have our room ready, but said it would be ready in 15 mins, which was great. So in the meantime we took a walk down the main road in the West End. It is a sand road with restaurants, sovienir shops, and dive shops lining it. When we were back to the hotel, they led us to the room. It was super nice, complete with a kitchen and private bathroom. We even got to meet the local resident monkeys that they have on site. After dropping our bags and taking a quick break, we headed out to Coconut Tree Divers. Over email we had set up a refresher dive and a fun dive for Sunday. At the shop we met a couple of people and set up our advanced class for Monday as well. It seems like a great place to dive with. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking the street and finding some groceries. We made a late lunch in our room and then headed out for the advertised happy hour at Sundowners.
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