Hotel & Suites El Picacho
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... about all the problems that come with these foreign mining companies, not the least of which is the targeted assassinations of community leaders.
Driving back to El Progreso we stopped for lunch at a restaurant called El Roca which specialized in fish. The restaurant had two large ponds filled with tilapia. Near the dining area was a fairly large tank and we could chose our fish. The group had a budget for lunch that did not quite cover the meal but I told ...
... in this area of Honduras the majority of vehicles are unregistered and cannot be registered because they are stolen. A vehicle with license plates is considered to be more difficult to steal, so Melo left his truck in El Progreso.
At the invitation of Fr. Marco Aurelio, a diocesan priest, Melo was to work with representatives from different communities of the large parish. Marco Aurelio told me that he is alone in the extensive rural parish to serve over ...
... a better view than the driver who spent most of the journey on his mobile phone. And not just making calls. But receiving and sending text messages. And this is in no way unusual here. Apart from Mexico, all the bus drivers seem to spend most of their journeys on the phone. There doesn't appear to be any law against it, or if there is, everyone ignores it. If he had been anymore casual, it wouldn't have surprised me if he had stuck the cruise control on and then went ...
... One can choose from bass relief wall hangings, coffee tables, and chests, just to name a few.
When we finished shopping, the taxi driver took us to a restaurant on the edge of town, La Florida. That is where we had lunch, well, really a snack. One of the national dishes is a pupusa. We decided to try some pupusas at La Florida. A Pupusa is a relative of the quesadilla. They are about the diameter of a standard corn tortilla, ...
... very special occasions.
Over time, the large crowds of pilgrims became too much for the small church to handle. To handle the throngs, the basilica opened in 1954. Our tour guide said it is not really a basilica, but everyone refers to it as such.
After touring the small church, we walked the two blocks back to the basilica. Once we got on the grounds of the basilica, there were very few people. Children no longer pestered ...
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