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  1. carrier Bag shop
    August 2, 2013

    I every time used to read post in news papers but now as I am a
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  2. Tony
    November 12, 2012

    Interesting report – it makes traveling in Thailand seem quite civilized!

    I’m curious – you mentioned “work”. How do you fund your travels? Do work remotely or something? I guess you also get paid as a diving instructor too – is that your main source of income?

    Interested in how you generate income as that seems to be the biggest challenge to me.

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    • Talon
      November 12, 2012

      I think there’s some confusion. This article is about traveling in Honduras which is quite different from traveling in Thailand.

      As for funding my travels, sometimes I work as a dive instructor. Otherwise, I mostly earn it through writing and medical transcription.

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      • Tony
        November 13, 2012

        Hi Talon,

        Thanks for that. No it was my bad attempt at a joke. It sounded like you had a rough time of it, so I was saying, by comparison, traveling in Thailand seems a lot easier – traveling in Thailand can be challenging – but I didn’t have any experiences quite as bad as yours there in Honduras.

        Interesting how you fund your travels – sounds like you have a multiple income stream thing going on there – good idea.

        All the best,
        Tony

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      • Talon
        November 13, 2012

        OH! LOL I had a string of spam before your post so I was thinking oh come on dude! 🙂 We took several other trips while there and didn’t have this kind of luck again, so that was a relief. Then again I paid a little extra for the nice buses. Makes all the difference in the world. Worth every stinking penny. LOL

        I’m trying to move a bit further away from transcription and just focus on writing, but I’ve definitely seen the value of having a diverse income flow. So important, especially when you’re doing this kind of life!

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  3. Rum and Relaxation
    July 26, 2011

    Sorry to hear about the crappy experience. Those really do sound like a series of unfortunate experiences.

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    • Anonymous
      July 26, 2011

      Gotta happen once in a while, right?

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  4. Ricky
    July 25, 2011

    I hate when I am mislead about travel arrangements. They’d do and say anything to get your money. Not fair!

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    • Anonymous
      July 25, 2011

      Yes, it sure puts a damper on things.

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  5. Chris Walker-Bush
    July 25, 2011

    Sheesh! What a shoddy introduction to Honduras. I had a similarly crappy experience when I first got to Fiji last year and it threatened to ruin my whole day. I can definitely appreciate your state of mind.

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    • Anonymous
      July 25, 2011

      Definitely was not joyful by any means! Even though I’m enjoying Utila, I’m still a bit gun-shy of when it’s time to leave and visit the mainland. LOL

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  6. Carol Anne Williams
    July 22, 2011

    This experience is going to make the good days seem so much better!  I’m pulling for things to turn around for you!

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    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2011

      They turned around pretty quick. It was just enough of an experience to hang around for a day or 2, though. J

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  7. Toni White
    July 21, 2011

    Right, so how many beers do you want money for?! Jeez.  I had a similar experience in Thailand and man on man did it put me in a bad mood for days!  I feel your pain.  Keep on trucking…we’re all here for you!

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      Well, it helped that I got to go diving pretty fast and could find cheap accommodations. Otherwise, I would’ve been surly for quite some time I’m afraid. LOL

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  8. Globetrottergirls
    July 21, 2011

    What a long bus ride! I can understand the mixed feelings about Honduras. Interested to see how you like the rest of the country – Honduras didn’t impress us very much. We liked that we were the only tourists in most places (except for Copan of course!) but there were times when we were pretty scared (Tegucigalpa).

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      I’m curious what I’ll think as well. Only saw SPS and La Ceiba briefly. Definitely missing Guatemala! LOL We shall see.

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  9. Justin Hamlin
    July 21, 2011

    ouch. That is one hell of a string of events.  Hope you are making it through okay and things are starting to look up!

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      Definitely. Can’t let stuff keep you down. 🙂

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  10. Tracy Burns
    July 21, 2011

    Ok that just sounds like one misadventure after another. I think you’d need room upgrades, free cocktails and 40m visibility to overcome a journey like that.

    We’ve had a few of those ‘direct bus/boat’ misadventures ourselves. A 6hr boat ride that took 14 on a boat that looked nothing like the pictures, with no food stop for over 9 hours. A two hour mini bus ride that turned into 4 different types of transport, lots of waiting around and a total 6hr journey time. Those days suck! But you had day after day of it … then again you could be home opening that unexpected car registration bill on the same day that the electricity account is due. A journey to hell is still better …isn’t it? Some days I wonder but most days I think it is.
     

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      Hmm. I’m not so sure which is worse in that scenario. Lol

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  11. fredflintwood
    July 21, 2011

    it was real hell in my opinion. I hope you never go through such a sequence of events.

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  12. fredflintwood
    July 21, 2011

    You had almost a journey to hell, from what I read. I hope you enjoyed your little journey at least a little. 🙂 good luck.

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      I can’t say I enjoyed too much of it; however, the scenery was at least enjoyable. LOL

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  13. TravelnLass
    July 21, 2011

    Interesting that you chose Utila (vs. the more common isle, Roatan) as few folks seem to go there.  The most distinctive thing I remember of Utila was that the locals speak a most unique… kind of Scottish brogue!  All most charming, but seemed so very out of place in Central America.  I never did learn why…

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      That’s one of the main reasons I chose Utila over Roatan. J Yes, the accent is very unique for sure.

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  14. Erica Kuschel
    July 21, 2011

    I think you officially topped our worst travel story by far – and we didn’t even post ours. 😛 Good lord man – go have a beer. You need it.

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      I need something stiffer than a beer. LOL Make sure when you board the ferry that you sit right where the A/C breeze is. It gets HOT in that box. There are some cheaper, and possibly better, alternatives popping up now. When you’re getting close, let me know and I can get you their hours and such.

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  15. Amy
    July 21, 2011

    Oh that sucks Talon. How was Tigger with all this?  I hate it when people try to rip me off, it really can ruin your time when you are constantly being taken advantage of.

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    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2011

      He actually did much better than I had anticipated. That’s a LONG time trapped on a bus, especially considering he had lost his Nintendo DS so had no electronic entertainment to rely on, there were no bathrooms, and we didn’t have a whole lot of food on us. And he had left the travel games in his backpack which was underneath the bus. LOL He was oblivious to most of the other stuff that got me grinding my teeth.

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