William Walker, the North American filibuster was a short man with a huge ego. Walker had wild dreams about conquering Central America and turning it into an English speaking country. During his adventures in Central America, he became president of Nicaragua. Eventually he was defeated and put in front of a firing squad in Trujillo, Honduras
My blog is about travel in Honduras, not about politics in Honduras. However, for the last month, travel to Honduras has been affected by local politics. Due to the uncertainty this creates, many travelers have canceled their plans to visit Honduras. Because of this, I feel compelled to explain what is happening and why.
Every town has its history, and they should try to preserve it as an important part of their heritage. The north coast of Honduras is quite young, and its history is somewhat short, compared to other areas in Central America. The new museum in Tela seeks to tell the story of Tela as a mayor railroad hub in Honduras.
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!