Yesterday, Friday, January 12th, a political protest in Tegucigalpa turned violent. When it became obvious to those violent protesters that they would not be able to gain access and attack the old Presidential Palace. That is when they turned on the nearest iconic building nearby. This happens to be the Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel.
Tips to make your trip to Honduras easier and more pleasurable
Honduras has a long history of brewing beers. The First of all beer microbreweries in Honduras set up in La Ceiba over 100 years! It all began in the city of La Ceiba, on the North Coast of Honduras. This was in the heyday of Banana Republic of 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.
I must say that the image they portray of Honduras as a dangerous place to live in could not be more removed from our reality. Traveling to Mexico City was fun, but there is nothing like getting back home in the Cangrejal River Valley.
This means that the Christmas and New Years 2017-2018 holidays will soon be with upon us. Are planning to spend your holidays in Honduras? If the answer is yes, you should start planning and making reservations soon! As they say, the sooner the better!
December 8, 2017. As many of you have heard, there was a curfew in Honduras that is valid between the first and tenth of December. The situation is rather fluid and conditions are returning to normal in the country. We have up to date information that will make your travel plans easier in Honduras.
This morning Honduras woke up to the news that a curfew is in place between 6 pm and 6 am. What does this news of a curfew in Honduras mean to you? How does it affect you if you are traveling in Honduras? In my personal opinion, it is good news for all.
Back in the late 1980’s, Honduras invested in a mega project to produce hydroelectric energy. The country, run by a military government, built a high dam, one of the highest in the world. Its capacity was planned to produce 600 megawatts of energy.
As you know, Honduras held general elections last Sunday November 26th. The election process took place with civility and the process was orderly. There were a total of 9 different presidential candidates, only three had a chance of winning. In the end, the results are tight between two of the candidates.
There are quite a few official holidays in Honduras. Following is a complete list of the official holidays in Honduras for 2018.