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.
Tips to make your trip to Honduras easier and more pleasurable
Sometimes you just need to stop and cut your highway trip in half. Its hard to find an ideal place to do so. I am happy to report that I just found the perfect pit stop in Tela: Aleros Gas Station. This Texaco gas station is right on CA13 highway. It offers affordable fuel, super clean bathrooms and a nice convenience store.
I hate it when I get a flat tire! This week I did just that! I was driving from La Ceiba to Tegucigalpa for a couple of meetings in the Capital of Honduras. There were several of us in the car, and as always, the need for a “pitstop” to use the bathroom came up. […]
This week, three persons from different countries told me that I lived in Paradise. Yes you heard right: not one, not two but three different persons! That leads me to one conclusion: Paradise in Honduras does exist, and I happen to be fortunate enough to live in it!
But you will ask, what do these young Hondurans have to do with this blog? Well as you know, most are heading north to seek better opportunities. If there was a possibility of getting ahead in Honduras, they would not be leaving. And you as a traveler can actually make a difference! First of all, by visiting Honduras. Tourism generates much employment, and provides a possibility of entrepreneurship for many locals.
Roatan is a small island. Yet because it is long, you almost need a car if you want to explore the island. This is especially true if you want to see the “real” Roatan in the East End of the island. Thus, the question is how do you go about getting a Car Rental in Roatan?
I guess I am a born explorer. Perhaps not your Indiana Jones adventurer going way off the beaten path to follow a quest. But I am one to take a turn on the road and see where it leads. Today while in Roatan, I did just that, and went down a steep road following a sign that said “Ibagari”.
Since I live in La Ceiba, travel to Roatan is easy. I have two options: I can fly or take the ferry. When I first moved to Honduras, I could only fly, as there was still no ferry service available. Fortunately, we now have a state of the art ferry that is efficient, safe and fast!
The question: to stay overnight in San Pedro Sula or travel after dark to La Ceiba? My flight landed a few minutes after 6, so it was 7 by the time I had cleared immigration, customs and had to take a decision. By then, it was already dark!
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.