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  • Travel Health in Honduras

    Honduras is a small country in Central America bordered by Guatemala to the north, El Salvador to the southwest and Nicaragua to the south. The eastern coast is on the Caribbean Sea. Given its sub-tropical climate, there are several health risks to be aware of. Malaria is present in parts of Honduras at altitudes below 3,000 [...]

  • Food in Honduras

    What do people eat in Honduras? This page is a collection of information about food in the Central American country, Honduras. If I had to sum up Honduran food in as few words as possible I would say, fried and salty. There is a little more to it than that but here’s a few food items [...]

  • Bienvenidos A Gracias

    Gracias, HondurasAfter Copan and the Bay Islands I’m not really sure what else there is to see in Honduras. There is always the capital of Tegucigalpa but capitals in Central America aren’t exactly the safest or best places to spend a few days. Looking at other towns that were close to Copan and the border [...]

  • Into Honduras

    Copan, HondurasI have technically been in Honduras for a little over a week but I really haven’t spent any time in Honduras. The Bay Islands are really their own entity and have a vibe of their own so it was time for me to move onto the mainland and see what this country is really [...]

  • Overboard!

    Utila, HondurasAfter spending Thanksgiving on the beach in Placencia I decided I wanted my holiday season filled with as much beach and water time as possible. Within two minutes of laying on the beach I developed a general travel plan that has me going to the Bay Islands in Hondruas to do some diving and [...]

  • Unearthing Warnings from the Maya

    COPAN RUINAS, Honduras- White flecks of bone glimmered in the archaeologists’ sifting screens and the excitement among the crew was building as the remains of a human being would soon be unearthed after an undisturbed slumber of more than 1,000 years. I watched as the old Honduran archaeologist scraped off the remaining bits of parched, [...]

  • Cockfighting in Honduras

    “For it is only apparently cocks that are fighting there. Actually, it is men.” -Clifford Geertz, Notes on the Balinese Cockfight Men cheer, roosters squeal, and the evanescent smell of blood permeates the dust-filled, squalid air. The last glimmers of life were just stoked out of an uncomprehending rooster, and I stood witness to this [...]

  • Downfall of the Maya

    The following article about the downfall of Maya was published in Cafe Abroad InPrint, December 2008. Oracle Bones: Lessons for Today from an Ancient Mayan Burial White flecks of bone glimmered in the archaeologists’ sifting screens and the excitement among the crew was building as the remains of a human being would soon be unearthed [...]

  • Cockfight Video Censured by YouTube

    Cockfight Video Censured by YouTubeAs a part of my research on writing an article on Cockfighting in Honduras for Cafe Abroad Magazine I published a video of a cockfight on YouTube. For six months this video stood embedded on on the Song of the Open Road Travel Blog to illustrate to readers the reality of [...]

  • Photos from Honduras

    Photos from HondurasThe following pictures were taken in the Copan Ruinas region of Honduras during the spring of 2008. They are of the archaeology excavation that I was a part of, the main cluster of the Copan ruins, livestock in Honduras, and the Honduran countryside. To view more travel photographs go to Vagabond Journey Travel [...]