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.
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Last night, January 9, a strong 7.6 earthquake shook the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. The epicenter was near the Swan Islands of Honduras. These are a group of islands that belong to Honduras and are quite remote.
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
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 want to take the time to thank all my followers and readers for a great 2017. This year, we have positioned ourselves as an important on line resource for up to date travel information about Honduras. When things got tough after the elections, we made an effort to provide you with up to date info and travel tips.
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.
Central America is a small region. It has a total of 7 countries and most people think they are all quite alike. Oh, but how mistaken are those who think so! Each country is unique, and each one has its special attractions that make it interesting. Except that Honduras definitely has more than the other countries in the region!
Some things don’t make sense. Yet if you see them again and again, maybe its you who can’t make sense of them. I get the same questions asked by travelers as they traverse the Honduras highways. Perhaps the most often asked question is why is everyone selling apples? Another common word you will see is “Pulperia”
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!