This is a classic scene on the mainland of Honduras – a horse drawn cart. It is wild to see motorcycles, cars, pickup, trucks, bicycles and horse drawn carts sharing the road.
Many times the two lane road became three lanes as someone tried to pass a slower vehicle. I quit watching after awhile since our driver seemed quite used to this and demonstrated a high level of competence.
I haven’t seen any horse drawn carts on Utila. It is a small island with limited number of roads. They have mostly scooters and golf carts.
You can fly into either city, San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba. The best deal on tickets sent us to San Pedro Sula. There is a local bus you can take but with 7 people it $20/person for a three hour van ride.
The road is paved and is two lane. However with all the passing, it turns quickly into a three lane. There are a couple of checkpoints along the road and it is a bit strange to see policemen with automatic weapons.
The slowest vehicle is the horse drawn cart and I was surprised at the number of them we saw.
Going through customs the first time is always an uncertain experience. There are always two lines – on for citizens and one for non-citizens. It is fairly easy once you get in the right line. We are here on vacation for 10 days.
We flew into San Pedro Sula and now take a 3 hour van ride to La Ceiba which is on the coast. (This is worse than driving in Boston and was thankful we had a driver.)