We all know chocolate, but few of us have ever heard about gifiti. Was is this thing? I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Ivan Franzua and his local rep, Glenda Alvarez about this “magical” concoction that is an integral part of the Garifuna culture.
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.
I had a pleasant surprise when I came to visit the new Café San Rafael. In addition to the outstanding coffee and awesome artisan cheeses that you can find there, I found that they are also a wine bar in Copan Ruinas!
Few towns in Central America are as charming as Copan Ruinas. Because of this, there are more and more couples that are thinking of tying the knot in this lovely town. Best of all, the cost of wedding venues in Copan Ruinas are affordable.
I hate to admit it, but it has been 20 months since I was last in Copan Ruinas. Last time I was here, Cafe San Rafael, my favorite cafe in Copan was building a new shop and I was aware they moved in a few months ago. So naturally, a stop at San Rafael was in the bucket list. Wow, Cafe San Rafael keeps getting better and better!
The answer is a categorical no! The Lodge at Pico Bonito is open and there are no plans to close it. So where did all this rumor about the Lodge at Pico Bonito closing come from? Some outbound employees started the false rumor.
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.
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?