Blogs from Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America Caribbean - page 9


So I purchased a TIGO Internet stick for more money than I probably should have so now I have internet in my house so for those of you that don't have facebook (aka my whole family) and haven't kept up to date with my travels I'll try to provide a brief update with some photos. First a word about Roatan: The nightly power outages have stopped which is nice. Tomorrow is the shrimp festival. I don't really know what it is but apparently its a big deal so I should be excited. My house has been sprayed to get ride of the daily cockroach visitors (but don't be fooled my apartment is super nice and even has cable which is nice because I constantly watch House or Ley y Orden Unidad Victimas Especiales (UVE) i.e. SVU. ... read more

So I have arrived back in paradise for the second time. The last time I was here was March 2009 on vacation. While I was here I heard about "Miss Peggy's Clinic" and decided to e-mail her about volunteering at her clinic. After briefly stopping in San Salvador I arrived at the small one room Roatan airport. I was greeted by Dee with a beautiful sign that said my name and Cilnica Esperanza. We stopped at Plaza de Mar grocery store so I could get a few essentials such as coffee and water. I then made it to my apartment which is amazing and right on the water. In fact I went snorkeling today and once you get far enough out there is some of the most amazing snorkeling I have done. For those of you ... read more

Le Honduras, situé en Amérique central et entre le Guatemala et le Nicaragua. Moi et Nancy y étions venus en 1992 dans la ville de la Ceiba. Nous avions pris un petit avion pour ce rendre sur une petite île Nommé Utila. En bateau cette année nous sommes arrêté sur l'île voisine. Ruatan, une île d'environ 30 milles nautique de long. Après une navigation de 5 jours, nous voulions nous reposer. Nous avons pris une marina pour une période de 2 semaines, Marina Parrot Tree. La monnaie utilisée est le Lampiras, 1$ us = 18 Lamp. Le cout de la vie sur l'île est plus dispendieuse que sur le continent, l'épicerie revient environ au même qu'au Québec. Pour les formalités de dédouanement, le coût est d'environ 12$ us pour 4 personnes. La douane ne se déplace ... read more
L'Eau-Dace4 au repos
piscine 2

Je vous écris de nulle part, au milieu de l'océan atlantique. Je suis parti de Montego bay en Jamaïque hier matin (29/04/2011) à 6 h. pour Roatan Honduras. Une navigation de 500 milles nautique, environ 5 jours. Nous avons de belle condition mais pas beaucoup de vent, nous avançons a voile et le moteur nous a aide jusqu'a maintenant pour la moitie de la distance. Ca nous permet de faire ce blog en navigation dans des vagues de 1 à 2 pi. La mer est d'un bleu incroyable avec les rayons de soleil qui la pénètre d'une centaine de pied. Nous sommes allé souvent a cuba en avion et c'est facile d'y débarquer et de dédouaner mais en bateau wow, quand nous sommes arrivé, il a fallu s'ancré et un docteur est venu faire une inspection ... read more
Souper au resto
ouf le menage
toujours les meme qui travail

Het is 6u30 en ik voel het. We wandelen enkele blokken naar het busstation. Ik moet me vooruit slepen. De bus stinkt nogal. Maar we gaan naar Roatan, dus alles is goed. Overstappen van bus is altijd een helse onderneming. We moeten precies altijd snel zijn en goed opletten dat we geen bagage kwijt spelen. Ik moet dringend naar de wc, maar daar is geen tijd voor. Ik bewaar ook een berg bagage van verschillende mensen. Die mag ik niet in de steek laten. Tegen de tijd dat iemand me aflost, moeten we vertrekken. Zeer lastig wanneer je blaas op springen staat. Opgelet: wanneer men zelf een plaats in een bus kan kiezen: kies voor een raam. Zo kan je zelf kiezen of je het open zet. Een dik uur later stopt de bus voor een ... read more
West End
Need some air?


Our latest travels.... We started our vacation with a mini road trip to Seattle and spent the day there. We found the single greatest restaurant of all time called the Crab Pot where they just dump a huge pile of seafood on a paper covered picnic table in front of you, and then all bibbed-up, you just dive in with your hands and wooden mallot and fill your bellies with the best steamed seafod EVER. After that, we went to the airport and started hitting the sauce. Nicley buzzed we boarded the plane to Roatan. Although shorter by far than most of our adventures, the time we spent in Honduras' Bay Islands was defintely sufficient to press the reset button fully. We spent the majority of our time in Roatan, the largest island in the Bay ... read more
mmmmm...drunk at the airport
Seafood Feast
Our shack on the beach

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán February 19th 2011

Took the family to Honduras last year. We all had a blast.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán January 24th 2011

Roatan, Honduras This is to be my favourite island, a place I would love to go back to, though I do not know it at the time for its exactly how I imagined a Caribbean islands to be: blue seas, quaint houses, tropical, lush vegetation, huge plants and still relatively untouched by tourism. But for how much longer? We visit the Carambola Botanical Gardens with its rare orchids, exotic trees, and a real Eden-like paradise even with a chocolate tree. Next is the Roatan Butterfly farm home to birds as well as butterflies including macaws, parrots and toucans. On returning to the ship we notice a kerfuffle on the gangway. Maybe there's been an accident? Then I hear a group of men chanting:” One, two, three…push! One, two three.push!” It is an obese woman in a ... read more
Could you invent a bird like this?
Say "Hi!" to Rusty
part of the tropical canopy

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán January 12th 2011

We met our travel companions in Antigua over a meal with lots of drinks, which seemed to set the pattern for the next few days. This didn't affect our 4.00 a.m. departure the following morning for Copan, just over the border in Honduras. We've quickly learned that any journey involving a Central American border crossing will take longer than you think. Sometimes much longer. Still, it's fun to see the money-changers surging up holding improbably huge wads of notes, and deciding who looks the least villainous. Copan (actually called Copan Ruinas) is a pretty little town, totally dependent on tourism to the Mayan site of the same name about 2 km away. Copan is much smaller than Tikal (see earlier blog) but compact and easily accessed, with some excellent carvings. The museum on the site is ... read more
West End beach, Roatan
Happy Breakfaster!
In front of the Cathedral, Leon

When it was close to the time to leave Bocas del Toro we needed crew for the long voyage from Bocas to Providencia to Roatan. So my dad had my cousin Steven put up fliers to see if anyone wanted to crew. Then 2 days later a girl named Maria emailed my dad saying that she wanted to go on the trip. Two days later we left with my Mom, my Dad, Maria and I. The first day we were out it was really rolly so we couldn't do much and we didn't see any sea life. The next day it was super calm and there was a really cool sunrise. That day I played dice with my dad but my dad won. That night there was a super cool moon rise because there was a ... read more
A church

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