Le Ceiba Honduras Horse Cart Transportation

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.

On the road to La Ceiba Honduras Stand

Not unusual to find these stands along the road on the mainland.

It reminded me of a lemonade stand here but this is more serious for them. In the states you are trying to train your children to be entrepreneurs, here in Honduras it is a matter of survival.

Sorry it is a bit blurry but we were moving along in a van.

A few more photos:

Van Ride from San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba

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.

I will post pics from Flickr.

Customs-The First Time

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.)

Vacation Began at the Miami Airport

We were blessed this trip to have my Dad, niece and nephew join us. They came from Pittsburgh and we came from New York. We met in Miami and began our journey there.

We are all fresh and excited about the trip.

Papa is walking around and I have the camera.  Sitting in air conditioning with no sunburn or bug bites…:o) – I remember how nice it was to get back to Miami…

Utila, Bay Islands – Honduras

Do you remember all the countries in Central America? I often have to look at a map to remind my self and decided to just add a map to my blog.

El Salvador
Costa Rica

Honduras is between Guatemala and Nicaragua. Utila is one of the Bay Islands off the the northern coast of Honduras. This is where we spent our week.