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  • Day4

    Roatan, Honduras

    January 7 in Honduras

    After an exciting birthday celebration for Jeff last night, we had a lovely morning snorkeling the second largest barrier reef in the world off Roatan. They are very aware that the coral is disappearing due to climate change and are trying to educate people about this which reflects the bleaching we saw while snorkeling.
    We then kayaked in the protected bay and we’re able to get close enough to the mangroves to see huge iguanas and hear parrots communicating with each other.
    Needless to say, we used some muscles today that had been dormant for awhile, so we were beat but stirred by the experience this afternoon upon our return to the ship.
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  • Day39

    Utila, Honduras

    February 8, 2015 in Honduras

    We zijn op Utila, een eilandje bij Honduras. Engelse piraten hebben zich hier lang geleden gesetteld, volgens de geruchten werken sommige mensen hier niet, terwijl ze wel een mooi huis hebben etc. omdat ze nog steeds van de piratenschatten kunnen leven. Jullie raden het vast al ook hier is de sfeer super relaxed! Wij hebben hier ook weer een heleboel gedaan, we hebben onze advanced duik brevet gehaald. Waarvoor we een nachtduik en wrakduik moesten doen, supervet! Lieve vrienden en familie, bedankt voor de bijdrage hiervoor! Vir heeft er nog een freedive cursus achteraan gedaan waarmee je met 1 adem en zonder extra gear 20 meter diep onderwater kan duiken. We zijn met een quad het eiland rond gegaan, waarbij we volledig vast zijn komen te staan in de modder omdat we dachten dat we het wel konden halen, ook al had het verhuurbedrijf gezegd dat we die route niet mochten nemen. Ook hebben we een heleboel leuke mensen ontmoet of weer tegen gekomen die we eerder in Guatemala of Belize hebben ontmoet waarmee we de kroeg zijn ingegaan want je kan hier elke avond feesten. Kortom weer een fantastische tijd en klaar voor de volgende bestemming Leon - Nicaragua.Read more

  • Day106

    Copán Ruins

    January 16, 2015 in Honduras

    Unsere ersten Maya Ruinen besuchten wir in Copán, einem kleinen Städtchen in Honduras.

    Es war schon sehr beeindruckend, etwas vergleichbar mit Angkor Wat, zumindest für Laien wie uns.

    Das zugehörige Museum ist ebenfalls sehr cool!

    Nach unserer Besichtigung waren wir noch in einem Waisenheim und haben mit Philipp Martin, einem Cartoonisten (der eine oder andere wird seine Cliparts mit den kleinen Augen kennen) ein sogenanntes Mural (Wandmalerei) zu Ende gemalt! Ein sehr schöner Tag!

    Übernachtet haben wir bei Umberto mit Frau, einer super netten Familie in einem blauen Haus, der Hostel Name ist mir leider entgangen ?
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  • Day22

    Off we go in the dark

    January 23, 2017 in Honduras

    The 4am start was to ensure that we don't get stuck in traffic in Guatemala City which can take three hours.

    Last night I ended up going back to the restaurant where we had dinner the night before indulging in a glass of red with some bread as I sat in a window seat watching the passing parade. The street is still closed to traffic - must be a weekend thing.

    Our tour guide is much better than the last which is a welcome relief from the previous one. This one gave us more information in the pre tour meeting than dopey had in the previous 15 days!

    I am in Honduras now! So far it looks like Guatemala.
    Ok except that there are alot of cowboy hats!

    The town we are staying in is close to the Mayan Copan ruins which we are seeing tomorrow. The town itself is lovely with cobbled streets and its so nice not to have all the pushy hawking. Also there are not many tourists.

    We drive an hour into the mountains to these amazing hotsprings set in the jungle. There are about 20 pools to soak in, lots of mud to smear all over us and stones to sit on near the hot water waterfall so its like a steam room. So relaxing and just what I needed. Also I skipped the awful lunch provided on the tour and got my own from the supermarket and also got a discount on the tour. This meant I had the springs all to myself for an hour! Bliss!

    Then off to the best restaurant in town where every tourist that is in town is eating in as well. Its nicely decorated and my simple meal of chicken salad and roast potatoes is the best I have had since leaving Sydney.
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  • Day140

    Honduras (in a flash)

    March 6, 2017 in Honduras

    Does it count?

    As far as having been to Honduras goes, I'd say I haven't. But when customs asks me where I've been I'd have to say yes, as my passport tells me so. So it gets a footprint and you can feel free to post argumentative comments either way below (that's you Johnny, Jools and Scott).

    We were in Honduras for around six hours. Five hours and fourty minutes of that was spent on transport - two buses (excluding the one that broke down!) and a pick up. Eighteen of those were at customs upon exiting. And the final two were 'shopping'. Shopping for food. Which is more like running around trying to find something other than whole melons, green bananas or coca-cola with people yelling at you when you don't have time or ignoring you when you want something - all the while with one eye peeled to the bus you left your bag on to make sure it won't be the last time you see it.

    It was continuing off the back of the 4.5 hours we bused in El Salvador and somewhat nerve racking as we raced the clock - the Nicaraguan border closes at 6pm!

    We made it in the nick of time, thanks partly to some hasty driving from our driver in the ute, who valued timeliness much more than our lives. As we literally dived into the tray with our bags and sped off. The entire time all we wanted was to send a message to arrange a pick up on the other side of the Nicaraguan border. No wifi for the last few hours meant we needed to con a local into making a call, which we were able to do but the success of the call remained a mystery.

    Fortunately after much faffing by the border staff (seriously, I cannot fathom what difficulty they face when their job is to scan an E-passport!?) we made it to Nicaragua. We were panicking as to how we would progress from here (its pretty isolated at El Espiño) when Brian from Somoto Canyon Tours emerged from the fading light to offer us a ride to our cabins. We were so grateful! I lay in the tray on top of our bags in the cooling breeze, rushing towards our cabins and so glad for that day to be over!

    In summary, it was one car, four buses, two pick up trucks, two border crossings and three countries for a grand distance of only 360 kilometres in a fatiguing 12 hours. Job done. Game on Nicaragua!
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  • Day353

    ..., Lunch in Honduras, ...

    May 3, 2017 in Honduras

    Breakfast in El Salvador, lunch in Honduras & dinner in Nicaragua! To be honest, this is little more than a dot on the map so the app correctly counts this as another country. We were here 3 hours so I think that definitely counts...

    We breezed through El Salvador emigration but stalled at Honduras immigration (mainly due to going customs, bank, money changer (banks don't change money!), customs, bank, customs.

    Then there was a 3 hour drive across the southern end of the country before we had to do it all again. Fortunately when entering Nicaragua there was a nice guy selling mandatory insurance (a whopping $12 per month) who guided me through the process, so although it took over 2 hours it wasn't too stressful. Even Maya is now legally in Nicaragua - we couldn't hide her due to the compulsory fumigation inside & outside the van.

    As we got into the hills it looks like a beautiful country and I look forward to seeing a bit more of it next time around.
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  • Day13

    Roatan, Honduras

    January 23 in Honduras

    We docked at the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center. We toured on our own, visiting the West End village and market.
    Popular souvenirs are mahogany and cedar wood carvings crafted by locals.

  • Day23

    Honduras in a day!

    January 24, 2017 in Honduras

    Disappointed we didn't spend more time in Honduras but I guess you can't do everything.

    They used to drive to the coast but the tour buses kept on getting robbed! So you have to fly and given that, the company decided to go to a beach resort in El Salvador instead.

    What we did was great though.
    The hot springs and the Copan ruins.

    Got up early and wandered around the town which was nice and peaceful at that hour and watched all the street businesses setting up.

    I went on a guided tour of the ruins which I won't do again - three hours of non stop talking - way too much information. I'd rather google the information I am interested in and wander around the ruins in my own time.

    There were not many people there and it would have been so peaceful except for the non stop talking. But he was just doing his job and was very passionate about it.

    Then back to town for lunch in last night's restaurant. I didn't have much time so I ordered to go. They said 10 minutes but I thought more like 25 minutes. Close it was 30 minutes. Then a mad rush up a hill to the hotel for our departure to El Salvador.

    I spoke to the restaurant owner, who I thought had to be a westerner for the quality of the food, the menu and the decor. He has been in Honduras for 15 years and sounded american. He also has a little hotel attached to the restaurant and runs tours! He said his main business comes from middle class Hondurians and that he tries to pay more than the average wage.
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  • Day23


    January 24, 2017 in Honduras

    These are photos from the Copan mayan ruins in Honduras. They are not as big as others but they are renown for the number of statutes that were found there.

    In the fourth photo you can see the restored section on the left and on the right how it was before restoration.

    Had to include another annoying selfie and notice the hat has made a comeback!

    The big round stone was where the human sacrifices were made. You can see at the top where the head goes and as you were decapitated the blood would run down the grooves in the sides.

    Only the nobles were sacrficed as it was a great honor and you turned into a god. The male nobles had concubines and had a pretty good life until sacrifice time! To select the person they played a game which went on for days. I wonder if some lost on purpose! If I won by some miracle I think I would be saying sure but just let me 'walk the dog' one last time!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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