Category Archives: Honduras

Honduras

 

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Although Honduras has a violent reputation now, it was fairly quiet and safe when we were there in 2009, at the end of our Central American trip. We traveled in the western and northern parts of the country, where we saw perhaps the best Mayan ruins on the planet, made friends with tropical birds, stayed on a ranch and coffee farm, and snorkeled one of the most beautiful reefs we’ve ever seen.

 

Honduras: From Guatemala to Guatepeor

Honduras: From Guatemala to Guatepeor

For our non-Spanish-speaking readers, that title is a little joke (“mala” means bad; “peor” means worse). We never expected to spend a week in Copan Ruinas, the small town in western Honduras that has sprung up about a kilometer from the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copan. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a… Read More

Melissa’s Dolphin Day

Melissa’s Dolphin Day

As a special Valentine’s/birthday gift, Chris bought me a “dolphin snorkel encounter” at a local resort. This place is better than most for such things–they have a group of 17 dolphins (mostly born there) who live in big enclosures out on the reef–it’s much more natural than many tourist dolphin centers I’ve seen or heard… Read More

The Wild Blue Under

The Wild Blue Under

Our travels in Central America are ending the way they began: in the water. On the second day of our trip, back in mid-January, we snorkeled on the coral reef off the coast of Yucatan, Mexico. For the past few weeks, we’ve been snorkeling at the other end of the same Mesoamerican reef—in the Bay… Read More