Category Archives: Honduras

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Honduras by the Numbers

Entering Honduras, we had no idea what to expect. Nobody we know had ever traveled or lived there, and the only things we’d really heard about the country were the great diving and the recent political coup in 2009. While we only spent time in Copán and Utila, we found Honduras to be full of […]

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Diving & Snorkeling off the Utila Cays

During our week on the Caribbean island of Utila, we heard of some smaller satellite cays off the far western end. The Cays promised a slower pace of life than party-hardy Utila, along with uninhabited coconut islands with perfect beaches and the best snorkeling in the region. The largest of these tiny islands, Jewel Cay, […]

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Learning to SCUBA Dive on Utila Island

I knew before we had even started our trip that I wanted to learn to dive. And the Bay Islands – off the Caribbean coast of Honduras – was where I wanted to do it. The Bay Islands consist of Roatan, Guanaja, Utila, and a number of surrounding Cayes which are historically and ethnically detached […]

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First Class Delivery – A Break from Backpacking

After more than two months on the road, we faced a little problem. I was issued an entire new set of bank and credit cards, and the ones I had with me would expire by the end of the month. The new cards were already with my parents in Massachusetts, where my mail is forwarded; […]

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Copán Ruinas, Honduras

After spending nearly a month in Guatemala, we were ready to press on further south through Central America to country #3 – Honduras. Our first stop was the small town of Copán Ruinas, just 20 minutes over the Guatemala-Honduras border. As usual, it seems, we arrived in the middle of torrential downpours as darkness began […]

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