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…