The Streets of Tegucigalpa
Cristo de Picacho
Visiting this monument was incredible! The Christ statue was magnificent and the view of Tegucigalpa below as well. I also very much enjoyed walking through the beautiful garden area surrounding Cristo de Picacho.
This is a bus station and marketplace that I passed through regularly on my trips to and from Tegucigalpa. It is a very dangerous area, but a great place for cheap food and market bartering. For safety, I never took my camera out while in the marketplace. These photos are of the outskirts, as I was on my way out by bus.
There is a strange juxtaposition in Teguicgalpa. Most of the city is poverty-stricken and run by gangs, however the capital also hosts 5 large shopping centers. City Mall is one of the largest, and is also one of the safer areas in Tegucigalpa. I came to the city to visit a close friend in December, but this is one of the most dangerous times of year (close to Christmas), and so we spent the day catching up at this mall to avoid any violence. The mall hosts a variety of stores - there are well-known chain stores like Forever 21, and also some little shops that sell very Latino-style clothing.