Jonny Hondu Goes to Honduras

Trip Start Aug 01, 2006
Trip End ??? ??, 2007

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

This is the beginning of my travelogue for Honduras. I'm going to jump right in with new contact information, and a chance for you to let me know if you do not want to be included in my travelogue, for now (we all get too many emails as it is, so don't be afraid to tell me to drop your name if you'd rather not receive post notifications about this travelogue - I'll completely understand! - you can opt out any time you want, just let me know). And then, in future postings I'll back track to fill you in on the whole process and what might be of interest to you.

Here's Where My Story Begins

On January 24, 2006 a friend of mine told me about his daughter teaching in Honduras with a non-profit organization, BECA. He sent the BECA (Bilingual Education in Central America) Web site address to me and I looked them up. I was very interested and went ahead and submitted a letter of interest for the upcoming school year, 2006-07. To jump to the chase, and to keep this first entry short and sweet, I'm leaving for Honduras, to be the sixth grade teacher for eight beautiful children - four girls, four boys - at the San Jeronimo Bilingual School in Cofradia, Cortez, Honduras! I plan to leave sometime around the first of August and have made a one-year commitment.

Woo Hoo! Yes, I'm excited. And I'll talk more about that in future postings. Again, to keep this first entry shoooort, er... shrt, I just wanted to let you know of my very near future changes, the chance to opt out of the travelogue, and my new contact information, as follows:

Email Addresses

Snail Mail in Honduras
caution: they say not to send anything valuable using regular mail

Jon Barber
Recomendo Don Wilfredo Fajardo
Barrio el Centro
Cofradia, CortÚs

Contact Information Until August 1
2221 E 52nd St Apt 29
Indianapolis, IN 46205-1485
Cell - (317) 691-7820

So, if you would like to opt out, just email me at either or, or give me a ring, and let me know.

Otherwise feel free to add comments to the travelogue entries or email me directly. I'm looking forward to this coming year of adventure, excitement, fear, and education - on my part. Please stay connected, if you'd like, and join me as I head to Honduras.


Jonny Hondu
a.k.a. Jon Barber
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jbtheflea79 on

Re: Spanish!!!

Thanks. I think the travelogue is a really cool way to keep in touch and up to date! Thanks for your note. I would love to see your Spanish CDs. I need to get very busy, very soon with my Spanish lessons...

Jonny Hondu :-p

jbtheflea79 on

Re: Hola JB
Thanks, Liz. It's good to hear from you. You don't need to respond to each posting. Only if you really want to! Yee Haw! pretty much sums it up! Ciao, Jon

jbtheflea79 on

Re: Jokes
Alan, I know I post this already, and then deleted it... I thought it might get sooo crowded!!! Now, I've decided I don't care! So, thanks, again, for the joke. I'll take any you can send my way. This would actually be good, I think, as we can discuss the difference between crummy and crumby, and abstract word plays. Muchas Gracias, Alan. Jon

jbtheflea79 on

Re: So awesome!!
Liz, It's just as exciting for me to get this message from you. I can't wait to see you in LESS THAN 1 week! I really do appreciate your support, and indeed hope to be a good teacher for these kids. Love, Tio Juan

jbtheflea79 on

Re: Go for it
Lu, thanks for your support! It was great seeing you at the party last Friday, at Liz's place. What a great party: Good food, excellent weather, and great friends! A special thanks to Liz. She really did it up. Are you doing the N.I.T.E. ride, Lu, or the RAIN ride this year? I'll be on the N.I.T.E. ride, but not the RAIN ride... Jon

jbtheflea79 on

Re: Spanish!!!
Rene, just wanted to add, 'Thanks for the Party' at Liz's place. What a beautiful evening!! And, thanks for YOUR Spanish, 'Te echaremos,' I think. And the pictures on the poster were so appropriate. Muchas Gracias, Rene. Juan

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