From Tela we headed south and our destination was the Laguna Yojoa that day. At every bridge you see the marks of burned tires and we passed some burned or destroyed toll buildings on the highway. Rain was still our fellow and it was difficult to get into a better mood. On our way we visited the waterfalls of Pulhapanzak, which are really worth to see. They are 43 meter high and we did a little hike to the bottom.
At late afternoon we arrived at the B&B brewery close to the Laguna Yojoa, where we were allowed to camp at the parking lot. Really hungry we went for late lunch to their restaurant with jungle surrounding and tasted two of their craft beers. Not very good, but expensive! The best was the hummingbird garden, where you can see plenty of them … and the hot shower! We informed us about hiking to the lagoon, but the trails were flooded those days.
Renting a kayak was also senseless or isn’t fun, when it is raining all day long. The decision was easy to go on next day. The road got better and we achieved more kilometers than expected. We did much elevation, it turned foggy and the vegetation changed to pine trees. On the top of the mountain we couldn’t believe what happened: The rain stopped and the sun came out! 😀 After many weeks with rain it seemed to become better.
We passed the crazy traffic of Tegucigalpa and after a long day ride we stopped at a pizzeria. It was one of the best pizzas we’ve ever had and the allowed us to stay overnight at their parking lot. They said it is secure and when it got dark, we knew why. Five really aggressive dogs saved this place and the owner recommended us not leaving the van. Elsewhere they will bite us for 100 percent. OK! We looked for empty bottles in case of emergency. 😉
Some people were talking about new political protests on the 6th of January again. So we stayed on the 4th another night at a hotel close to the border. We prepared all our stuff and were glad to leave the country early enough on the 5th of January. Trying to summarize: Honduras is full of beautiful places, but the majority of the population is choked and has no confidence or options to change this system! Maybe a revolution would be the best, but when all of the political parties support corruption, nothing will change … There is no time to lose, do it!