Central America

Review: Jade Seahorse in Utila Honduras

One of the most unique and amazing places in Utila is the Jade Seahorse (jadeseahorse.com). I can’t even begin to describe the place, but it is a lot like someone from Burning Man building a house on an island. The “Jade” of JadeSeahorse refers to the fabulous Mayan stone so[…]

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Swimming with Dolphins in Utila Honduras

This last sunday just after we were finishing my fifth dive in Utila, we pulled up anchor and started pulling away when someone spotted dolphins approaching the boat. The captain immediately shut off the engine while everyone donned snorkel gear and jumped in the water. The school of dolphins swam[…]

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Advanced Scuba Certification in Utila Honduras

Utila island is all about scuba. I’m guessing there must be 30 or more diving schools on the small island. Every other business is a dive school. Dive schools try to lure you in as soon as you get off the boat by offering free rooms, free tuktuk taxis to[…]

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Food in Utila Honduras

I have a new appreciation for seafood. The fish plates in Utila restaurants were absolutely amazing. For 120 limpera (about $6) you could get a big grilled fish fillet and three sides. The plate was huge and a challenge to finish. Beer was an additional 30 limpera ($1.50). I ate[…]

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Bee Sting in Utila Honduras

The day before I was to go diving, I was walking down the main narrow road when a bee flew between my foot and sandal. As I stepped down, I crushed the bee, but not before he managed to get in his last gasping revenge to sting me. Unfortunately, I’m[…]

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Utila Island Honduras

While in Copan Honduras several people told me I should visit the Bay Islands before leaving Honduras. A few days on an island sounded like it would be a nice change, so I decided to go check it out. My original plan was to visit the island of Roatan, mostly[…]

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Copan Ruins in Honduras

Traveling in Central America is a lot like traveling state to state in the USA, but with a much bigger difference in dialect and traditions. Guatemala boasts one of the best Mayan archeological sites with Tekal, whereas Honduras has the ruins of Copan. Copan is known for having more intact[…]

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Volcanos in Guatemala

There are 35 officially recognized volcanos in Guatemala, three of which are still active. I’ll write a little bit about the three active volcanos and about my hike up the side of Pacaya. Pacaya This volcano is a bit unique in Guatemala in that it erupts about every five years.[…]

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New Year Celebration in Guatemala

New Years Eve celebration in Guatemala reminds me of the Independence Day in the USA. It is a family event for picnics outside, BBQs, parades and fireworks. The just substitute hispanic equivalents for everything and you have the basic idea. Traditional black tamales I’m beginning to think there are specific[…]

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