Ok, I accept the fact that I got curious about this one! Was there a Miskito Coast Protectorate flag? It seemed only logical that if the Bay Islands Colony had a flag under British Rule, that the Miskito coast would have a flag too! So, I made an investigation to see if there was a Miskito Coast Protectorate Flag. And guess what? There was one indeed!
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I’ve been on the road lately… I went to Trujillo on Tuesday and came back to La Ceiba on Wednesday. Today I am in San Pedro Sula and hope to be back home tonight. Last week, I was in the Bay Islands, Utila and Roatan. The week before that I was in Tegucigalpa and then drove to the south coast, to the city of Choluteca.
I must confess, I am not a seafood eater. I am not adventuresome when it comes to food. But this past week while in Trujillo I visited a beachfront restaurant on the bay, I could not help myself from noticing that the menu offered a surf and turf burger! I was at the Nautico restaurant […]
If you have some free time in Honduras and need to hook up to fast internet, swing by the Altara Business Center and Mall. You will be happy that you did! You will also see that San Pedro Sula is Central America’s Smart City!
Did you know that there was a Bay Islands flag? If you answer is no, do not worry, I did not know either! This week I was in Utila and stopped by the Buccaneer bar and grill for lunch before taking the Utila Dream ferry back to La Ceiba. There were several new items in the décor, and one stuck out. A Union Jack flag with a weird coat of arms in the middle of it.
For over a year I heard horror stories about the Tegucigalpa to Choluteca Highway due to construction. By some reports, it could take as long as 7 hours to drive the 160 kilometers between both cities. This past week, I had the opportunity to travel between Tegucigalpa and Choluteca. I am happy to report that travel time was under 2 hours.
Honduras has the best-preserved mangrove forests in the Pacific coast of Central America. These are all within the Gulf of Fonseca that Honduras shares with Nicaragua and El Salvador. Our tour started from Playa El Venado, a small community in the municipality of Marcovia, within the department of Choluteca.
Our destination was a beach community with the name of Playa el Venado. This is a small community of about 37 families that are fully committed to conservation of the “Tortuga Golfina” a turtle that comes to the beaches within the Gulf of Fonseca to lay their eggs.
It turns out they have a total of 4 rooms with two queen beds, private bathroom, TV and air conditioning. In addition, they have a dorm facility without air conditioning, but with fans. The lodge goes by the name of Cabañas Mar del Pacifico. The shared bathroom facilities at the dorm could use some upgrading, but they have both toilets and showers.
We all know chocolate, but few of us have ever heard about gifiti. Was is this thing? I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Ivan Franzua and his local rep, Glenda Alvarez about this “magical” concoction that is an integral part of the Garifuna culture.