Just like the rest of the Bay Islands, Utila has a typical Anglo – Caribbean Architecture. Remember that before 1860, when the Comayagua Treaty was signed between Honduras and the UK, the islands were a British Colony. Because wood is the most popular construction material, few homes last a century. To my knowledge, the oldest […]
One of the greatest bars and restaurants in Utila has ceased to exist. As a matter of fact, it pretty much died when its founder, Lee Odelein passed away a few months ago. Rehab Bar came to be under the direction of Lee. He was a friendly, charismatic fellow who knew how to run a restaurant bar.
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 […]
If you visit La Ceiba and spend the night in one of the downtown hotels, be ready to be woken by the siren. The Siren in La Ceiba is unlike those many cities in the world, where a siren means danger. The one we have in La Ceiba is more like a clock, and helps you know what time it is.
From time to time, Honduras gets a visit from an outstanding Hollywood Actor. Usually these celebrities try to be as low key as possible when visiting a foreign country. This is not the case with Hollywood Actor Danny Glover! He has been very public during this trip.
These post electoral protests have been persistent, and many Hondurans have tired of them. This coming week will be crucial to determine the short term political and social stability in Honduras. The new Congress will take office on the 23rd of January.
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.
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.
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.
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”