heard for years that Honduras was the most dangerous country in the
Western Hemisphere. I'd pretty much scratched if off the list of places
that I would ever consider visiting. H_O_W_E_V_E_R,
was in Guatemala and Honduras was "just around the corner. I
really wanted to see the ruins of Copan
so very much!
got advice from a travel agent in Guatemala.
He said that in the past, you had to take a bus from San Pedro de
Sula through the rain forest for a few hours. San Pedro is a dangerous
place. And, a bus load of tourists on a deserted road though the rain
forest just begged to be robbed. It happened often.
was another way to get to Copan
Ruinas . It involved taking a local bus with Hondurans
on a ride that just crossed the border and only drove twelve miles
into Honduras. The ride gave me one
of my best travel stories ever and I had a wonderful AND
SAFE visit in Honduras.