Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador > Honduras > Estelli, Nicaragua – 270km


Honduras has a bit of a reputation and so many travellers choose to go through it in a day which is also what we plan to do.  So it was an early start in the morning to get to the first border before the crowds, good plan.

Approaching the border there would have been at least 50 or so trucks waiting, so we just went to the front of the queue.  They will be waiting for hours.

Serious wheels

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Vehicles everywhere, facing in every direction, its chaotic

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Want to change money?  Plenty of offers.  Fixers are here, but not too many.  Watch out for the guy in the hat, he’s slick.  He got some $$’s out of us and we are travel savvy!

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We have to check out each bike from El Salvador, then go through Immigration and Customs, then get an entry permit for each bike for Honduras plus Immigration and Customs.  You have no idea how many photocopies are required for this process!  And we have two borders to cross today.  Great for the paper industry.

Typical of Honduras

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The southern border in Honduras is not a good experience from what we have read, and the road is really rough, so we chose El Espino which is more scenic, and the roads are reasonable.

Once into Nicaragua, wow!!  Love the roads, lots of green around, not so populated, very clean.  Could be in America, or anywhere.

When looking for a hotel in Estelli, a biker came up alongside us and we went and met his mates.  No one could speak much English but what great guys – unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of the whole bunch of them, but here’s one of the guys who insisted on escorting us to a hotel.

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