Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > South America

South America Topics specific to South America only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 24 Dec 2010
Scrabblebiker's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 222
It's quite unfortunate that you had that experience in Honduras, Stickfigure. I experienced pleasant, friendly and chatty hotel clerks; friendly people in Tegucigalpa who led me out of the city by having me follow them on their bike; I stopped in the mountains and had a lovely chat with people waiting for a bus.

I parked wherever I wanted and no one said boo to me; they made sure that the bike was kept safe; etc, etc. It's always interesting to see how two people can go through the same country and have completely different experiences.

Honduras was indeed somewhat more expensive than some of the other countries but I found it to be very similar in cost to Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador, and cheaper than Belize.


...Michelle
www.scrabblebiker.com
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 25 Dec 2010
BruceP's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St Helens
Posts: 609
Quote:
Originally Posted by stickfigure View Post
While I did meet some very nice people in Honduras, they were the exceptions. Contrary to *every other country* in Central America, overall I found the people to be bureaucratic, officious, and petty. It's like the entire country is run by the DMV.

Honduras is generally expensive and the food sucks. I realize this is a mean thing to say about a country and its people, but I had a lot of time to compare it against its neighbors. And it's not like I had a bad time - although dealing with customs trying to fly in a new rear sprocket is a horrorshow that makes El Amatillo look orderly, despite my functional Spanish. But compared to the warmth and generally accommodating atitudes of Nicaraguans, Guatematecos, SalvadoreƱos, Ticos, Panamanians... I don't understand why anyone would choose to spend time and money there.

Especially motorcyclists. Honduras is almost overtly hostile to motorcycles. Try parking in a totally vacant lot - some bureaucratic asshat will run up to you and tell you that you need to go park in the back, or at the bottom level in some barely lit corner of the garage. My expensive motorcycle with half of what I own in the world hanging off it? Not a chance. In CIVILIZED countries, special motorcycle parking is right up in front.

Jeff
We found the food to be excellent, the accommodation cheap and clean and the people helpful.

It is strange the way some people get a bad trip there.
__________________
--

http://www.ytc1.co.uk
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GS 500 in trouble! gobikergirl Suzuki Tech 4 5 Nov 2008 02:54
k75 trouble J. Maus BMW Tech 13 19 Aug 2008 06:00
Am I getting myself in to trouble? assafdv TRAVEL Hints and Tips 11 14 Sep 2007 03:13
3AJ + 2KF = trouble? POB/London Yamaha Tech 10 24 Jan 2003 21:54

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:55.