The Grand Tour Year 3
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03-16-2013, 09:25 PM
T plus 16 months
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I met an odd American couple, Spencer and Amy and we drove up to Palhapanzak water fall. It's 140 ft (42m) tall. Only 30 ft shorter than Niagara. You can get a guide and go in along the side and then under the falls. Prepare to get Very wet since for a good portion you are in the direct fall of water. There's also a zip line there which I regret not doing. Just didn't have the cash with me.
Amy had a waterproof camera so we got some good photos
I spent a couple days at D & D before heading towards Tegucigalpa. This part of Honduras reminded me a lot of the mountains of California. Hot and dry with mostly pine and great, smooth 2 lane Hwy. Not what I expected. As I was driving along I passed a bike that sure looked liked like an ADV Rider. I looked back and saw him braking and we both swung around. As we got to talking we realized we knew each other from this website. We'd actually been talking about meeting up and riding together. It was Tengai in Toronto.
Unfortunately he was already on his way back north. I headed on up over the mountains where I stopped for a snack.
I wasn't the only one having a bite.
I hadn't heard much good about Tegucigalpa so after a quick swing through for money and gas I headed NE into the mountains to Valle de Angeles.
I found a nice guest house with cabins that had good views.
Then wandered into town for some dinner. This pair looked like best friends.
The next day I thought I'd swing back through Tegus as the locals call it and see if I could find a hostel that was in my book. Like many Central American cities the streets are not marked. I stopped in a gas station on one of the major streets and tried to find someone who could show me where I was on my map. Nobody could, not even one woman who worked there. It struck me later that they may not learn that skill in school there and just know how to get around there part of the city from experience.
Next it was on south with a trip off the main road up to a little town called Tatumbla. It was a pretty old mountain village but the road to get to it was atrocious.
I almost spent the night there but was feeling the urge to get on to Nicaragua.
That's where I'll pick up next time.
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