Travel in and out of Guatemala City has gotten complicated. La Aurora International Airport in the city has been closed because of ash. Our sincere condolences go out to the people of Guatemala. We hope that this natural disaster ends soon, and that the death count does not rise much more.
Most countries have their own currency. There are many different reasons for the names and signs we use with currency. In the case of Honduras, our Honduran currency called Lempiras to honor a national hero. The abbreviation of our currency is L. English speaking Hondurans call it lemp or lemps for plural. You see it […]
Chocolate is native to Central America. Other daily goodies native to Central America are the Cashew nuts. But few people are aware that vanilla is originally from Central America! Can you imagine life without vanilla?
We are confident that together, Hondurastravel.com and Plan 2020, will make a difference and bring positive results. Honduras Plan 2020 is a joint public-private organization that has been formed to promote the development of Honduras. This organization is an independent entity that has many top-level entrepreneurs and leaders involved as advisers.
This past Tuesday, April 10th the MSC Armonia Cruise ship collided with the Cruise Ship Pier in Roatan, Honduras. The MSC Armonia, which was making a call to the Port of Roatan came in to dock at a high speed and rammed the dock. Several workers at the dock pulled out their cell phones and […]
For years, San Pedro Sula earned the title of the “Murder Capital of the World”. At one point it had over 110 homicides per 100,000 persons. This year, the homicide rate has fallen to just over 51 homicides per 100,000 persons. This means that it has dropped from the number 3 most violent city in the World to number 26!
The Archaeological Park in Copan Ruinas provides for a fascinating history of the Maya Civilization. One thing is sure about this site: there is magic in Copan! Nobody who has been there can disagree. Arguably, Copan Ruinas, the most magical place in Honduras, is worth a visit.
To my knowledge, the oldest island house in Utila is where Munchies, the restaurant is in. This is just west of the Municipal dock. This house was once in the “Cays” and the owners brought it with them to Utila Town many years ago. The new owners renovated it a few years ago, and one of the main beams in the home had the date of 1864 written on it.
One of the greatest bars and restaurants in Utila has ceased to exist. As a matter of fact, it pretty much died when its founder, Lee Odelein passed away a few months ago. Rehab Bar came to be under the direction of Lee. He was a friendly, charismatic fellow who knew how to run a restaurant bar.
This week I was in Utila. I needed to run some errands and hired one of the local “tuk tuks” or motorcycle taxis. These are three wheel motorcycles made in India. They are ideal for Utila, because they are narrow and fit well in the local pedestrian streets. So I flagged this taxi, negotiated the […]