Monthly Archives: March 2011

More than a Side Note

Anytime you are traveling you worry about family – what are you going to do if something bad happens to someone.  When we returned to the Lodge from our birding trip I powered up my netbook to check my email.  … Continue reading

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Freeze

We are on our way back to the Lodge after an early morning bird hike when we come to a small stream.  Glenn crosses over the rocks and I am behind him.  He is on the other bank and I’m … Continue reading

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Weather Forecast: Smoke

I like Honduras. However, when you check the international weather channel and read the forecast is “smoky” you know it is time to begin thinking of your next stop. It is the end of the dry season in Honduras.  Farmers, … Continue reading

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Obviously I am a Slow Learner

After a shower and a change into clean clothes I left the Omega Lodge for The Lodge at Pico Bonito.  This involved a trip back down the dirt road leading up to the Omega Lodge, a stop in La Ceiba … Continue reading

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Bathing in Sweat

Sunday morning I took my time getting out of the hotel and on the road – that is until the electricity for an area of at least 50 maybe 75 square km failed.  Then it was get out of the … Continue reading

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Buying Pan de Coco

The Lonely Planet book says you have to buy coco (coconut) bread from a Garifuna woman with children in tow. I’m sitting at one of the beachfront restaurant tables when a Garifuna woman with one small girl approaches me with … Continue reading

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Beach Time

I arrived in Tela about mid-afternoon on a Friday.  Tela is on the Caribbean ocean, it’s hot and humid, and it’s a beach town of less than a 100,000 people and to me it felt even smaller.  I’m sure it … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Get Enough of the Mayans

The morning I met the bird tour driver I took a tuk-tuk, three-wheel mototaxi, from the town of Copan Ruinas to the Copan ruins archaeological site.  After paying for my ticket I headed out – in the wrong direction.  One … Continue reading

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The Information Age

The second morning in Copan Ruinas I sat down at one of the three outdoor tables at the hotel’s on-site restaurant.  Before you jump to conclusions on how many indoor tables, let me say the restaurant’s kitchen and all its … Continue reading

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El Salvador

There is nothing I can write that stands out in my mind about traveling through El Salvador except the people I met in the hotels and hostels.  However, the people more than made the travel through El Salvador worthwhile. I … Continue reading

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