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 […]
40 years ago, the Maya Archaeological Park at Copan Ruinas was awarded the status of World Heritage Site. This is the first and only UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site in Honduras! It is easy to see why Copan Ruinas is a World Heritage Site in Honduras. The site is truly spectacular.
There is no doubt that the yearly Carnival in La Ceiba, is one of the most popular events in Honduras. This even includes Central America. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the La Ceiba Carnival was cancelled. This is a blow to the economy of the city, and to the possibility of entertainment for […]
Over 12 centuries ago, the Copan Valley was inhabited by the great Maya Civilization. For them, this was the Sacred Valley of Scarlet Macaws. A nearby hill was named Macaw Mountain. The magnificent ball court in the center of the Acropolis still has the 6 markers resembling macaws.
Here I go again, you will ask, how can Tegucigalpa be the Central American Capital City with the most Colonial Heritage? Heck it was not even the capital of the province of Honduras during colonial times! Yet, as it turns out, today, most of the capitals of the Central American countries where not the most important city of the province during colonial times.
Ramon Amaya Amador is Olanchito´s favorite son. You walk into the park and there is a bust of him in the most important area of the park. The city´s famous library is named after him. Within the library, you can find a large mural that includes him as part of the History of Honduras. So, I asked myself who is this so-called Ramon Amaya Amador?
More and more, when in Honduras you hear about the Lenca Ethnic group. But who are the Lenca people? Where do they live? How many of them are there? As you probably already know, there is a region in Western Honduras we call the Lenca Route or Lenca Trail. As far as tourism in concerned, […]
There are some towns that have a unique sense of place. Yuscaran, one of my favorite towns in Honduras has a lot of sense of place! Yuscaran is a colonial town that dates to the XVIII century (Circa 1730). The name is an ancient Indian name that means big mountain. Yuscaran sits at an altitude of just over 1000 meters above sea level.
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 […]