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Matt and I did do 2 borders in one day, El Salvadore-Honduras-Nicaragua, and it did turn out ok, barely. The El Salvadore-Honduran border was just a mess and very confusing. Of course we hit it at lunch which doesn't help. We were going to stop short of the Nicaraguan border but didn't find a place to stay so went through. It was pretty easy except they made a mistake in the paperwork so we had to go back to get it straightened out. Unfortunately it was second shift lunch so we got to wait. So two borders one day, both at lunch. El Salvadore-Honduras 3 hours with a helper, best $5 spend. Honduras-Nicaragua 2 hours but without the paperwork mistake it would have been only one hour. We got out of the last border after dark and had a 20 km ride to a hotel. Kind of pretty except for the rain and not being able to see the walkers and bikers. Not really recommended but you do what you have to do.
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El Salvador to Honduras La Palma border crossing

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I crossed the border from El Salvador into Honduras this morning (30 April 2009) just north of La Palma.

There was no helpers there (I actually had it all planned out to agree a rate and have someone help me). But the border offical was really friendly with a very tiny bit of English. I had to pay the $3 person charge into Honduras.

Then I was told it was $42 for the bike even though I thought that the sign said $38.50 but I think that both the customs guy and someone else in the queue said it was more. It ended up being almost $45 as because some office was closed I had to pay in lempiras and I think it was a poor exchange. But the women helping the customs guy photocopied all my paperwork and changed the money for me so I wasn't complaining.

It took just over an hour and a half (from 9:00am to 10:30am).

The road was pretty rough for the first bit bit I managed to ride all the way to La Ceiba (Honduras coast) and just before the city I had to show my registration at a police stop.

So all in all I thought it went pretty well. I hope this help someone.

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