Blogs from Honduras, Central America Caribbean - page 8


I am in Honduras! I say this with a certain level of enthusiasm, as I almost didn't make it on the plane! After a delicious dinner at Outback, I developed a severe allergic reaction to what I can only blame on the lobster tail. Hives all over! So I took a Benadryl and went to sleep. I woke up about an hour later in so much discomfort that we ended up at the ER at 2:30am. Having explained to the triage nurse that I needed to be on a plane in 6 hours, we hoped to be in and out with the necessary meds to get me cleared up and on my way. A little after 4am we were on our way back to pack up the car and find a 24 hour pharmacy to pick ... read more
Like I could beat a Honduran to the ball...
Mi buena amiga Julie

We started out the winter cruising season of 2013 in the Bay Islands of Honduras. We sailed from Guatemala to Isla de Roatan where we met up with our friends Greg and Willena on s/v Kajun Diva. We did an island shuffle during the winter months along with Kajun Diva between West End, Roatan, French Cay Harbor, Roatan, and the island of Utila leaving each harbor whenever the weather changed. West End, Roatan was our favorite hangout but when the wind blew out of the west as it always did right before a norther, it became very uncomfortable since there was no protection from the waves when the wind was blowing out of the west. So of course the day before a norther blew through, we would head out either for French Cay Harbor or for ... read more
Utila beach 3-4-13
Halfmoon Cay, Lighthouse
Lighthouse Reef

Nothing too blog-worthy in the last six weeks or so, as I’ve been spending most of my time learning some Spanish. I started with four weeks in Colombia - two weeks of school in Bogota before moving along to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast for a couple of weeks. I spent the most recent two weeks in Montezuma, Costa Rica for another change of scenery. The good news is that I’ve managed to pick up the basics of the language and some vocabulary; the bad news is that it is going to take months to become reasonably proficient! It has been good to challenge my brain (frankly, it was over-challenged on a few occasions) and interesting to hear, even within the same country, how the language varies. I spent most of my time in Bogota staying ... read more
Museo del Oro - Bogota 8
Salt Cathedral - Zipaquira 1
Botero Museum - Bogota 2

Hello friends, on May 10th I will be embarking on another great adventure! This time, I will be on a journey to Honduras as part of a giving back initiative with Habitat for Humanity. A lot of people ask why I choose to go outside North America to give? Simple. In developing countries, government assistance is limited (corrupt or non-existent) and many lack formal social assistance programs. In North America, low income families are cared for with access to funding, financial assistance and resources. In most developing countries, all they have is hope. Unfortunately, hope does not provide the basic need for food and shelter. Right now, there is an immediate need to help families in Honduras and I will be helping a family who work along side our volunteer team to build their new home. ... read more

We all woke up today really not wanting to leave our lil paradise island of Roatan! But unfortunately it was time. Ben woke up inspired to go for a run!! So on his running shoes went (he is determined to prove to me how much of a necessity it was for him to bring 4 pairs of shoes!) and off he went. He said the first half was lovely running across the beach but then it was all in a head wind comin back so he was completely knackered but felt great for doing it afterwards! Every who saw him out running was very impressed! We had the morning to wander round so we got up and headed to Earth Mama's again for breakie this time. Again we found more people from our group there! We ... read more

Today we woke up after a long sleep as we had a relatively early night last night after we rolled home after our giant steaks! We were excited cos today was Take 2 Dolphin Day! We sorted through some pics and then got up and went down into the town to get some breakie. We went back to the same place we were at yesterday as our omelette was amazing. And half of our group had the same idea as we bumped into about 5 of them there! We wandered about the town for while and then headed back to the hotel to chill out before our dolphin adventure. We grabbed a coconut curry chicken wrap to share and take-away from Earth Mamas and it was so yummy! We came into town again to get a ... read more
P1020674 (3)
P1020674 (6)
P1020674 (8)

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day and got our first look of the resort by daylight. Its so cool! Our resort is right on the ocean with a pool area overlooking the sea. We wandered into town and went to a breakie restaurant that had a porch out the back right on the beach. We both ordered omelets (which were delicious) and freshly squeezed OJ to start our day. The restaurant was owned by this really annoying American woman who was treating the poor waitor boy like a school kid, telling him which way all the salt and pepper shakers had to face on, who cares! We were reliably (mis)informed by our guide that we were booked in for 1pm for the Dolphin Adventure and we were to meet at the resort reception. ... read more

Not an overly exciting blog today sorry guys. It involves a bus, a wait at a bus station, another bus, then a ferry and another bus. Massive travel day however after 12 hours we have arrived at Roatan Island in the Carribean Sea. The day started with us catching the 7am 'chicken bus' from Copan. A chicken bus is the name given to the old American school buses that for some reason have been acquired by the Central American countries for use as public buses. We had pre-ordered breakfast so were glad when our egg and bacon rolls were handed out. Unfortunately, we had also ordered strawberry smoothies however as the guy was handing them out, 3 of them somehow tipped over and spilt everywhere all over the floor. Even worse was that because I was ... read more

Today we didnt have to meet too early thankfully – 8.30am and 'the bridge'. No one knew where the bridge was as our tour leader hadnt elaborated on 'the bridge'. So we all ended up at Welchez Coffee shop for breakie as Jacob had recommended it. It took ages for food to come out cs we all arrived at similar times so we changed meeting time till 8.45am. We both had an omelette and ben got a smoothie and I had a coffee. All was good and we were stuffed full to start the day. Thankfully as we were debating where the bridge was, our guide for the ruins walked in looking for Jacob and then walked us there himself. He was brilliant. His name was Saul – like China he claimed! He says he learnt ... read more

We were up relatively early this morning for our big travel day out of Guatemala and into Honduras. We were told by our tour guide, Jacob that the coffee shop up the road does good breakfasts. What we didn't factor in was the fact that all our tour group were, of course, going to go to the same place for breaky too. So when we arrived there wasn't actually much food left and because there was only one girl behind the counter serving everyone, she was a little run off her feet! We finally got a couple of lattes and some banana bread to go and rushed back to our waiting minibus. Rach really liked her coffee and said it was one of the best ones she's ever had! We bumped along the cobble stone streets ... read more

Tot: 9.364s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 9; qc: 72; dbt: 9.2077s; 5; m:jupiter w:www (; sld: 5; ; mem: 1.6mb