Arrival in San Pedro Sula and Copan Ruinas
Today is Friday. I woke up at 6:30 so that I can get a head start to the drive to Miami. I left the house at 7:30. I arrived in Miami at 10:00 am and checked my bags. I was on my way to Honduras at 12:30. I arrived at San Pedro Sula, Honduras at 1:30 pm and I was trying to find Robert. I couldn’t find him at the airport at all. By the way the Airport was small. It was the size of a Walgreen’s. It had 1 gate. LoL. I finally found Robert and went crazy. Since my flight was delayed and my bags came late, it was quarter to 3. The bus to Copan was leaving at 3. We had to rent a taxi for a few dollars to the bus station. The bus ride from San Pedro to Copan was 3 hours. It was interesting to see people live in poverty everywhere. I believe the worst conditions in the United States are the best conditions in Honduras. The shower is an electric shower. There was a plug actually in the wall and connected to the shower head so that people can get hot water. I thought that was the craziest thing. The first Hotel was nuts. Never stay at Hotel Jose. It was horrible. It is sad, but this is how these people live. Robert met up with a girl a month ago because she was on vacation here from 5 hours away. She lives in Santa Rosa. Her name is Viet. She is from Vietnam. I guess Robert traded numbers with her last time they saw each other and they met up this weekend. It was us three tonight. I had a lot of fun. The dollar is worth 20 Lempiras. The meals here are 20-60 lempiras and the meals are big. I had a huge burrito for 40 lemps. When we arrived in Copan, we got a hotel and went out to the bar and had a lot of fun. A beer here is 25 lemps. I was talking o a guy back in the states in school about Honduras because his wife is from Honduras and he was telling me about Juaro (waddo). He said that is was like moonshine. He said it was almost pure grain alcohol. I tried it tonight. I had 5 shots, a huge 2 pint beer, and two bottles of beer. I wasn't feeling anything. If I were to do it again, I would only stick with the Bud Light and Jack Daniels because I know there is alcohol in it. I had a local beer called Port Royal which was alright. Everything is pretty cheap here, but that doesn’t mean that money doesn’t go by quickly.