The answer is easy if you ask any Honduran citizen! Christopher Columbus, that great seafaring adventurer who discovered America randomly arrived at the Honduras coast in August 1502. His first stop was at the Island of Guanaja. His second was in what today is the Bay of Trujillo. After claiming the land for the Spanish […]
In Honduras, there is a saying, which does indeed cause some humor amongst Hondurans – that is: “el Honduras de aqui y el Honduras de alla.” The Honduras over here and the Honduras over there. Now, why such a saying? It is owed mostly to the grand differences one notes between life, people and ambience […]
Yes, I know that we are near the end of the year and it’s too late for this post. On the other hand, the Covid-19 Pandemic has wreaked havoc on our holidays. For one, the most important national holiday in Honduras, Easter Week was spent in a total lockdown! The second most important holiday in […]
One of the recurring questions I get on this blog refers to Honduras Immigration Services. Many are tourists that want to stay over their 90-day original permit. Others are residents that need to renew their residency cards. The truth is that the system was reasonably efficient if you live in a city where there are immigration offices.
Yes, it’s been all over the news. There is another migrant caravan from Honduras. But what exactly does this mean? It means that a group of Honduran citizens have gotten together and decided to march together towards the north, to Mexico and the United States, in search of better opportunities.
Honduras is a set up as a Central Republic. Thus, it has departments instead of states. The biggest difference is perhaps that as departments, the population does not elect its governors. As a matter of fact, although governors in Honduras are named directly by the president, they do not have any real authority.