Blogs from Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America Caribbean - page 10


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

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán December 30th 2010

Yes, I do agree, while cruises are fantastic and all inclusive, except of course the shore excursions, six hours in a port really just gives you a taste of culture, or shopping, or excursion, or simply party on the pier. Ahead of time, I contacted guests on the ship, asking them to bring along a few things for the children in port. We visited Roatan on a rainy morning. Luckily the weather brightened. We arrived at Sandy Bay after hiring a driver from the port. We spent time at a free education library, Pier, where we met Camilla, an absolutely lovely volunteer who coordinates the library. Roatan is beautiful, Coxen hole not so much, but a real eye opener. We ziplined with Victor Bodden, and played with monkeys. Later a well needed drink at Fosters, a ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán November 28th 2010

I had heard about Anthony's Key Resort from a little scuba shop in Richardson "Crazy Scuba". Last year, they had featured a trip to Anthony's, I had planned to go and even put up my deposit money. My water heater decided to die, so it was either replace the water heater and be able to take warm showers or go to Anthony's Key Resort. The score was water heater = 1; Anthony's Key Resort = 0. Fast forward to this year, I was going. I was ready to go to my beloved Caribbean for the second time this year. I flew down there on Sunday. The flight down there is pretty easy, from Houston, it is 2.5 hours. When I got down there, it was nice to be in temps that were 80 degrees and water ... read more
Home away from home
View from my cabin
Cabins over the water

Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Bay Islands » Roatán November 16th 2010

Well, it wasn't planned that my parents chose a cruise that went to Honduras. They simply chose a cruise that had the right dates, price, ship, etc. and it happened to be going into Roatan, Honduras. The chances of meeting up with me weren't confirmed, but lucky enough, I was able to get time off from school. The school gives each teacher 2 personal paid days and I asked for these 2 days to be my 2 days. I was granted permission (despite trainers from California flying down during that same time to provide training - GOD BLESS MY PRINCIPAL!) to have the days off and go meet my parents. The original plan was to drive with Walt to La Ceiba and then take the ferry over to the island, but when Walter got his new ... read more
View From My Seat
Drinks at Sundowners

Hey tous! Je viens de me rendre compte que je dois accepter vos commentaires pour qu'ils paraissent alors milles excuses à tous ceux qui m'ont écrit étant donné que je n'ai pas répondu! Mais je suis heureuse d'avoir de vos nouvelles et de savoir que quelques personnes suivent mes aventures ici! Malheureusement l'accès à l'internet est très limité ce qui rend mon blog très peu actif. Mais je vais essayer d'écrire plus souvent! Je suis maintenant au Honduras, plus précisément sur une île dans les Caraïbes qui se nomme Roatàn. C'est magnifique! Mais si vous regardez la température sur météomédia, vous remarquerez qu'il fait tellement soleil qu'on se croit dans un sauna à longueur de journée ici! Il doit faire 45 degrés avec humidité à 100% ou quelque chose comme ça c'est fou! J'ai fait de ... read more

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