Big City Living in Tegucigalpa

Urban Jungle of Honduras

Tegucigalpa is a sprawling city of about 1 million people surrounded by mountains in the heart of Honduras. There’s really no infrastructure set up for budget travelers. It’s possible to find a few cheap roach-filled motels; but good luck locating a clean, friendly, low-cost backpacking hostel.

This is probably because most travelers don’t have good reasons to linger here for any length of time.

The city came into view through the window of a chicken bus as we wound down through the mountains. A 200 yard swath of garbage was strewn over the side of a steep hill, burning away with thick black smoke.

Not exactly the most inviting first impression…

Razor Wire in Tegucigalpa

High Security Everywhere

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