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After arriving last night in El carrizal, a village which is located along one road, we met our families. They were all congregated at the school and we were introduced to our individual families.
We then went our seperate ways and discovered our new houses. Slight cultural shock as it sunk in we would be spending 3 months in these houses.
Our house consists of 3 buildings:one area with the lounge, and 2 bedrooms, then outside a small kitchen and lastly ...
... people. Three of her children were present for the meal, and they themselves were most delightful people to meet and to talk with. Often they would caution their mom to tone it down as her expressions were colourful and not meant to be polite. Stella gave both Melo and myself an autographed copy of her second book titled "Anecdotes" which is a complilation of scattered memories of encounters and events. Some of the passages are quite funny, especially so after ...
... the Jesuit residence for the afternoon which allowed me to have a refreshing shower and a siesta, as we had begun the trip at 4:30 in the morning. In the evening Melo broadcast his evening program from the transmission cabin of Radio Progreso in the Jesuit residence. There are two full time correspondents of Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa.
The following morning after breakfast we began the trip back to El Progreso. As with the previous day, I drove half the ...
Amongst the tourist trinkets is some very nice work. Many of the oil paintings have very vibrant colors. No tourist shop is complete without the requisite ceramic roosters. No one we came across could provide a reason behind why virtually every shop sells the roosters. I guess the story is simply that one cannot buy them anywhere except in Honduras. The other mainstay of items for sale is hand carved wood items. The pieces are ...
... about it – hell no.
Honduras mainland is essentially a nation of mutes –
everyone is too scared to do or say anything as the gangs basically control
anything. As a traveller it’s a pretty uncomfortable place to travel round, but
as a genuinely nice local (there are quite a lot of these too) it must be a
horrible place to live. I will stress that there are also nice areas of
Honduras, and that it’s not all bad, but at the same time ...