Even though I was enjoying being in one place (even one country!) for a few days in a row, it was soon time to get back on the road to Mexico for my flight home.
We caught the morning ferry back to La Ceiba. It was still a rough ride, but this time the crew came around with the little puke bags before we got started. Luckily this time I didn’t need one!
We took almost the same route back to Mexico, minus the detour to Copan, but this time the trip went much quicker. Instead of trying to explain it all over again, I created a map to illustrate our journey:
You can see it bigger by clicking on it! It’s funny how hours and hours of time on a public bus can look so short on a map!
Every time a bus stopped, local women would come up to the windows and sell pretty much any food you could dream of. I saw hot plates of chicken and rice, cheese sandwiches, soda, fresh squeezed juice, fruit, and desserts, just to name a few.
My favorite funky-looking treat was Rambutan, or Mamón Chino as it is called in Central America. You bite off one side, squeeze out the fruit, pop it in your mouth and then pop out the pit when you’re done. It’s tart and tastes a little bit like a grape. Delicious and interesting!
The first night we made it all the way to Guatemala, where we spent the night in Puerto Barrios.
The next night was spent in Corozal, on the border of Belize and Mexico. In the morning we had time to explore the town a bit. We checked out the market and took a walk along the ocean.
It always makes me happy to run into a public health campaign when I’m traveling!
At one of the stops in Mexico the women were selling platters of tacos for 7 pesos ($.55) a piece. We were starving by this point and they definitely hit the spot!