Hotel and Casino Excelsior
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
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After that we had two speakers- one on the politics of Honduras and one on femicide and treatment of women in Honduras, which were interesting to find out more about current affairs on the country.
To celebrate María, Chris and Ray's birthdays, which are all in October, we had a minion piñata outside which the Hondurans loved. As soon as the sweets fell they ran at them like vultures and filled their pockets. I think some of them ...
... is a most difficult city to get around as it is literally a bunch of mountain villages joined into a large modern city, with few roads that go straight for any distance, Everything is up and down and around small mountains, probably following rural paths of many years before. So Melo did get somewhat lost but a phone call got us back on track and we arrived on time.
The "meeting" actually did not begin until 2 pm. but was proceeded by a most marvellous ...
... the government to move on the issue. Somehow there was contact with people inside the court building who informed that the process was being "studied" and no further comment would be made at the time. There were a number of different organizations present for the protest, some campesino organizations for whom Chabelo is a symbol of all that is wrong in the country. One of the speakers at the rally was Chabelo's mother, Doña Ramona, who had traveled from the previous ...
... enquire and find that they do not serve breakfast; that I could rent a towel and managed to get her to phone for a taxi to take me to the Ticabus terminal out near the airport.
My plan was to head to Leon in Nicaragua the next day and Ticabus was the only company that I could find that would stop there en route to the capital, Managua. By chance I had been reading a travel blog by Jonny Blair, a fellow Ulster man who had travelled the same route and ...
... all ordered a beer. I had a Salva Vida (Life Saver), my favorite Honduran beer. Our server brought a complimentary plate of meats and corn tortillas. A woman cooked them on a flat grill placed directly on the sidewalk. The plate had both beef and chorizo. It was delicious.
The town square had a small Catholic church on the north side, with the municipal building located directly across the square. Just across the street from our table, ...