The Villa Brinkley offers the best view in Central America. The hotel sits up high on the edge of the Capiro y Calentura National Park in Trujillo. From there, it offers a commanding view of the Bay of Trujillo and Guaymoreto Lagoon.
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Honduras is a great country that holds many interesting historical facts. Unfortunately, press and public opinion concentrate only on the negative facts. Enough with the negative stuff… Lets get into some positive interesting facts
The term, Banana Republic was coined in Trujillo, Honduras. It was first used by US writer “O Henry” during his exile in Honduras. O. Henry’s real name was William Sydney Porter. Porter was indicted in 1896 for embezzlement and escaped to Honduras. While in Honduras he wrote Cabbages and Kings.
Despite the fact that I knew the story of Gonzalo Guerrero, I was not aware that he had died in Honduras. Much less so while fighting against the Spaniards. Although he was not Honduran, the story, if true, would be more than enough to consider him one of the first Honduran Heroes.
The Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras came to be when the government of Honduras took over the two different railroad companies in Honduras. They were both part of the original land concessions given by the Honduras government to the banana companies.
Tegucigalpa is celebrating its birthday today! Yes, the city is only 438 years old! Although it might seem young for most European cities, it is old by American Standards!
The international Archaeological community was surprised by a new find. Excavations in Copan, Honduras one again shed light about the magnificent Maya. Yes Copan Ruinas, in Honduras!
This year, Honduras and Central America are celebrating 195 years of independence. Happy Birthday Honduras! Hope that you continue to grow and mature as a country!
Happy Birthday Hedman Alas! Hedman Alas has been a household name in Honduras for 64 years! You are and always be my favorite bus company in Honduras!
Having just traveled by road between La Ceiba and Tegucigalpa last week, I cannot but chuckle when I remember the tales I have heard.