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Jan 8, 2018 - Villas Pico Bonito!

Last year many travelers recommended the splendors of Pico Bonito National Park to us, so because we flew into La Ceiba we decided to spend a week on the mainland to check it out. Our host at Villas Pico Bonito, Richard, upgraded us to a beautiful apartment right on the water. What a treat! Richard has created a fantasy world that rivals something made by Frank Lloyd Wright. How he managed to build such a beautiful property in such a wet and undeveloped place I will never figure out. From our very modern and spacious apartment we were able...

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Jul 12, 2014 - 2 Days to Utila

After a 4:00am departure, and uncomfortable ride in a micro bus that I didn’t fit well in and a food stop at what could have easily been the most highly infested fly location on the planet, we arrived safely at Copan Ruinas. Initially, G and I thought I’d be nice to stop there for a couple hours and take a tour of the ruins but after the long trip, we (well I) decided it wasn’t worth it and had our tickets changed to hop on a waiting first class bus to La Ceiba. From our microbus, there were 3 other Aussie guys heading up the same way so...

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Xela 2012

May 20, 2012 - Honduras Day 2

Hoy, he ido al parque nacional de Pico Bonito y tomado fotos de los animales exoticos. Los animales que no se encuenta en Los Estados Unidos, como los monos, las iguanas y tipas de ranas. También, he escalado una montaña. Fue muy difícil y me duelen mis pies. Despues, he volado al pie de la montaña en una ala delta. Por el almuerzo, he comido sopa de caracol. Sopa de caracol es una tipa de sopa de Honduras. Se hace con caracol, plátanos verdes, agua de coco, cilantro y yuca. Fue muy rica y el mejor sopa que he probado.

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My Trip to Honduras

Nov 8, 2011 - Free Day Sambo Creek Zipline and Hot Springs

Thursday was our free day so Scott took us to Sambo Creek Zipline and hot springs. This was an amazing day filled with adventure...we first rode in the back of a pic up truck as it drove at an insanely steep incline up a jungle mountain. We got to the top and the views were breathtaking. We could see the turqoise ocean, and oceanside villas, tall trees and islands off in the distance it was a spectacular view. one of Gods masterpieces. Once we were at the top of the mountain we had 18 ziplines that lead us back down the mountain. Each zip...

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Nov 8, 2011 - Our third village Embacca Derro

Wednesday we traveled to the third village Embacca Derro. The people of this village where more educated than the other villages. They all collaborated and bought supplies and equiptment needed to become cattle farmes. They put all their money and resources together and divided any profit equally throughout the village. The village consisted of 30-40 households or families. When we got their the people were eagar to greet us. They also wore their best outfits. We set up our clinic in a thatched church hut, with dirt floors. Most of the...

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Nov 4, 2011 - Our second village Boca Del Torro or "mouth of the bull"

Today we set up our clinic in an esquela aka school. This village seemed a little better off than the first one. It was the kids picture day so they were all in their uniforms and looked adorable. The school was only two classrooms large and was on stilts as the village frequently floods. Flooding is responsible for the majority of the villages malnutrition, and starvation. Flooding destroys most of their crops and grain so then they have to find other work to make money so they can feed their families. Often times during the rainy season...

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Nov 4, 2011 - Our first Village Salada Bara "salty bar"

Monday we headed to our first village Salada Barra or "salty bar" which is the name of the river the village is next to. We drove about 2 hours to a mini train station...see pics, where we then took a train the last hour to the remote jungle village. It was quite shocking when we pulled up to the village and saw the small houses made of rotted timber or cement with dirt floors. It was devastating seeing first hand the way these people live. They have no fresh water, they do their laundry and bathe in the river. The women then proceed to...

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Nov 2, 2011 - Shopping, eating & preparing for the villages.

Sunday: Today we finished unpacking and had our first group meeting. After that we had church which was connected to their home. The pastor was great his sermen was on Gods Gems, it was about how many people get judged on what the look like on the outside or by thier bad actions, however we are too look deeper and judge others by their hearts. We are to remember that everyone is Gods gem, some just need more polish than others. We are to treat others as we would like to be treated, with kidness, respect and compassion. Next Susan and Scott...

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Sep 14, 2011 - What do you mean the bus is cancelled!!

Today we are heading to Utila Bay Islands, in Honduras..although first we had to get there. The bus left at 5am so we booked a tuc tuc driver for 4:30, well we thought we had booked it, he never turned up so we had to walk to the bus station at 4am, it wasn't that bad apart from the bloody dogs that were barking at us and i was shitting myself lol..think we must have woke up the full street and there was big dogs running over to us, I was holding on to Alice's arm!!!!!...The whole way I had my mini maglite torch in my hand as it's heavy ha...

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Jan 16, 2011 - Honduras

We crossed the border into Honduras and got as far as a town called Choluteca, the fourth largest in the country. Here we stayed for a couple of nights to sort out laundry, money, food etc. There is nothing much to tell about the city, and we didn't see anything we wanted to remember with a photo, so we left happily to catch a bus to Gracias, Or so we thought. On the map Gracias is a two or three hour bus journey, but what they don't bother to tell you is that the bus goes the other way = all the way round the country to get there. So we...

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Ruddles' Travels

Aug 27, 2010 - Honduras - one week of Spanish

Wednesday - When I first woke up I decided to try and go for a run. So I walked two blsoccero the soccor field. I had seen some boys training there the afternoon before. There were heaps of people walking around the field. At first I thought it was a group training and wasn't sure if I could just join in, but I watched for a while and it is just the local exercise, so i felt safe and joined in running around the field. I figure it is about 400m, so similar to what I do at home. But a million times hotter. IT isn't too bad in the morning...

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Aug 24, 2010 - My first day in Honduras

So today was been a very long day... A very hot day... and a I'm a very tired girl. From sleeping very erratically on the flights my sleeping pattern is more out of wake than ever before. I was awake a lot of the night, due to a barking dog and noises I simply wasn't used to yet. The sun comes up at 5.15 am and I was worried about sleeping in and being late for my first day of Spanish. Only to realise the school is only two blocks away so you could get up and get there in five minutes. I was up at six for the set breakfast cooked by my...

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