There are many interesting tales from a Banana Republic that are worth sharing. Today, our tales from a Banana Republic go back to the early twentieth century. Frederick William Hahneman was one of the executives at the Trujillo Railroad company. His son, Bill Hahneman hijacked Eastern Airlines in 1972 and demanded to be brought to Honduras.
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For the last 6 months, Honduras has been front page news. Unfortunately, it has not been portrayed as good news, and press coverage has sold it as terrible news. Of course, I am referring to the infamous Honduras Migrant Caravans. The result of this has been a drastic reduction in visitors from the USA to […]
This week I read in the news about Nas Daily in Honduras. He made a video about his experience in Honduras. The video title is “The Label Trap”. In three short minutes, Nas Daily addresses the fact that as humans we love to put labels on everything. Most of the times, these labels affect many people and even entire countries.
The New York Times recently published an article with the title of “Inside Gang Territory in Honduras”. While I must say that it adequately portrays the difficult life of Hondurans in neighborhoods where gangs reign, it does not reflect the everyday life of most people in Honduras.
I must note that the Day of the Americas and Labor Day are always moved to the following Monday. This with the intention of allowing a long weekend. The October Holiday, known as Feriado Morazanico is actually the result of joining three holidays in October.
Travelers visiting Copan Ruinas can expect a unique bonus this holiday. The Copan Ruinas Easter Bonus is that the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History will put on a display two unique pieces that are not currently on display.
On April 12, 1796 a group of Garifuna people where marooned on the Island of Roatan. They Brits ousted them from the island of St. Vincent in the Grenadines, in the Eastern Caribbean. The Garifuna are a unique culture that merges South American / Caribbean cultures with Western African elements.
Easter Week 2019 in Honduras is coming up and it is the busiest holiday season. Because of this, it is always important to plan ahead of your trip and make sure that you have all the proper reservations. One thing is for sure. Everyplace outside the big cities will be full!
Yesterday I was in Utila, and I made sure I stopped by the local bakery for some cinnamon rolls. So this morning, I am having a Utila flashback as I sip a cup of delightful San Rafael Coffee from Copan Ruinas, and bite on a one of the Utila cinnamon rolls, my mind takes me […]
If you are on the island on a Sunday, make sure you visit the Roatan Island Microbrewery. Not only will you enjoy some great beer, but it seems like that atmosphere here can be lots of fun! There are a couple of bars on the island that are serving some samples of this locally brewed beer.