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... br> At about 9.00 we met with the other members of our rafting team: Daniel (Israel), Chang (Australia), Jacob (England) and two bilingual guides. Since it had been raining a lot recently I was a bit worried that the river could be way too rough. However, I was told by Ronald as well as by both guides that the level was actually perfect, enabling us to go through a few stronger rapids situated in the upper part of the Cangrejal River. What a relief!
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... speaker in the main room of the house. Gerardo took the lead in the interview showing that he was well prepared but also able to direct the interview. Gerardo like most Hondurans is of mixed descent - his grandfather was black but he is mostly of Lenca ancestry, one of the major indigenous groups in Honduras.
I learned that the Garifuna settled on the white sand beaches near what is now Tela in 1802. Their residency has been uninterrupted since that ...
... near because of a huge political rally for Xiomara Castro, the wife of the previous president who was deposed in an American orchestrated coup. She is the favorite to win but it seems unlikely that she will be allowed to win - one way or the other. I walked to the radio station fairly quickly and watched her speech on the TV, even though she was only 2 blocks away. It would have been interesting to see the rally but I didn't think it was safe to be there ...
... We started to see Chiquita banana trucks all over the place. We were beginning to wonder how we were ever going to get to Tela in an hour and a half when there was a further delay as we pulled into a service station to fill up with diesel. Finally we seemed to pick up a bit of speed and make some progress. Then we stopped at some services for a 15 minute rest break and everyone got off to stretch their legs and buy snacks and drinks!
I'm nearing the end of my time volunteering and will be leaving Honduras on Wednesday at some ungodly hour. So I had a great last weekend with the other volunteers starting with a date on Friday with my beau Adam. He trekked through the torrential rain and thunderstorm to pick me up and we went for a meal at one of the 2 places in town. I fell for Adam the minute I met him as I loved his sense of humour, charm and interest in others...not to mention he ...
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