This week I was in Utila. I needed to run some errands and hired one of the local “tuk tuks” or motorcycle taxis. These are three wheel motorcycles made in India. They are ideal for Utila, because they are narrow and fit well in the local pedestrian streets. So I flagged this taxi, negotiated the […]
There is a great Honduras Museum on line that you can visit anytime! Yes, Banco Atlantida, the oldest Bank in Honduras now has a virtual Museum available on line! This means that you can get a glimpse at the history of Honduras from the comfort of your home. Banco Atlantida is the oldest Bank in […]
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.
Fodor’s, one of the leading travel publishers in the world, just came up with a list of destinations not to visit in 2018. They call in the Fodor’s No List. Unsurprisingly, they have added Honduras to that list. How wrong they are. They should have done their homework!
Atlantida, is the the upcoming shining star destination in Central America. It offers the perfect elements for an outstanding adventure destination. Visit Atlantida, the Destination Management Organization that is in charge of marketing Atlantida is organizing a unique adventure competition.
Many travelers that are exploring Central America are set on not visiting Honduras. The main reason is that they have read that Honduras is not safe. The truth, is that there are many safe destinations in Honduras that you can visit without a problem or putting yourself at risk.
Let’s face it, Honduras has a terrible safety reputation. The USA government issues travel warnings that are completely out of place and scare travelers. Honduran press does not help.
There is no question that the La Ceiba Carnival is the biggest party in Honduras. Many people compare it to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But is the La Ceiba Carnival the Honduran Mardi Gras? This year, 2017, the Carnival will take place on Saturday May 20. The event starts with a big parade down San Isidro Avenue.
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.
Many travelers visiting Central America become nervous when they read the travel warnings that their governments post about Honduras. The following questions always arise: Is it safe to travel to Honduras? Which places are safe and which are not? Is it worth the risk of visiting Honduras despite the travel warnings?