Hotel Palmeras Beach

Playa de Cienaguita, Puerto Cortes, 200, Honduras | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Puerto Cortes

Canadian sweatshops subsidized by your taxes

A travel blog entry by sacolargo on Dec 15, 2013

1 comment

... stricken environments like Honduras (and elsewhere), job scarcity means that a replacement worker will likely work for less money, and even fewer rights. At Gildan, inspectors aren't allowed in to the plant, and workers are fired (or worse) if they try to organize unions.

One former worker, now "discarded", explained that she would be given a cortisone shot to treat her calcified tendonitis, and then sent immediately back to work. Proper treatment in such a ...

Graduation

A travel blog entry by sacolargo on Nov 29, 2013

1 comment, 12 photos

... him I considered the graduation ceremony to be a farce. He replied that he understood my position and that I was not required to attend.)

The presentation of diplomas was followed by awards. Students who had distinguished themselves in general or in certain areas of studies were awarded with certificates and medals. I would imagine that this school would not be generous with marks but some students had received exceptionally high marks. Then a private (conservative) university ...

A morning with Padre Pedro

A travel blog entry by sacolargo on Nov 15, 2013

3 comments, 4 photos

... prepared for that I found some reading material to help me get up to speed on the situation here. Melo had arranged for me to receive two years of copies of a magazine called ENVIO. I then accompanied Pedro into the taping session and while listening to Pedro I was fascinated to watch how quickly the sound engineer worked to monitor the taping.

We then left the radio station and first stopped at another Jesuit Church known as "Our Lady ...

Boat to Honduras

A travel blog entry by ollyandbecky on Aug 30, 2013

After a pleasant few days in Placencia with very little to report, we arrived early to get the boat to Puerto Cortes in Honduras. A couple from the US with a very cute three year old girl had arrived even earlier as they wanted to sit at the back of the boat in case it got busy. It turned out that they had been doing missionary work in Honduras for three years and they were very ...

Taxi.Ferry.Taxi.Bus.Bus.

A travel blog entry by realitycanwait on Jun 10, 2012

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... arriving and purchasing our $19 tickets, we went on a hunt for food. Since it was a Sunday, very few places were open so we settled for Wendy's coffee, fruit from a street vendor, and gas station snacks for ridiculously cheap prices. Then, we boarded our "luxury" bus that came with a baggage check, water, cookies, and a movie. They even searched our bags and took our pictures for security purposes. Things seemed to good to be true and they were as it ...

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This inn is located on Playa de Cienaguita, Puerto Cortes.
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