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The curious things I found in Honduras

I’ve only been in Honduras for three days now yet I’ve already managed to see a lot of surprises especially since I’ve come to the mainland. I will write more about my trip later however in case you are curious to see the curious things I found to date in Honduras, here you go….

First stop, the lovely tropical island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras which is more like the Caribbean than Central America.

My new friends include….

A scarlet macaw, the national bird of Honduras.

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And my favorite new pal, a white-faced monkey who was enamored with the smell of my hair. He was so fluffy that he reminded me of one of my children’s stuffed animals.

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And although this picture is ridiculous, I had to include it as it makes me laugh. You will also notice that all the photos are a wee bit foggy. That is because it was so insanely humid that my lens fogged up!

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Next stop is the mainland. Yesterday I took the hour and a half ferry ride to La Ceiba and was probably the only foreigner on the entire ferry. Nothing at all like touristy Roatan! I met my lovely host family who has graciously welcomed me into their home and slept in the torrential rains. Little did I know it is rainy season here in Honduras thus very hot, humid and wet. As a Minnesotan in the heart of winter, I am literally roasting here but that is half the fun.

Today, I witnessed another novelty. We went to a restaurant on the beach a little bit outside of town and here was my view….

The cows on the beach.

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Apparently they roam the beach every afternoon! This is my favorite picture of all. The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.

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So far it has been an extremely fascinating experience. Honduras is very different than what I expected yet I have to remember that I’ve only been on the mainland for 24 hours. Tomorrow I start my volunteer work at a local orphanage and continue with my spanish classes. I forgot how hard it is to be completely immersed in another language, especially one that I don’t know very well. I continually slip in my french for some reason but I’m slowly picking it up. Should be an interesting week!

“Hasta luego!”

24 comments

  1. Nicole, the rainforest becomes you! You look like you are having so much fun already. Also, are those cows being shepherded by anyone in particular, or are they just guiding themselves down the beach? How funny! Can’t wait to see more. 🙂

  2. What an experience you are having. I love the 3rd photo of you and the monkey. You both seem to have the same expression on your faces! Cows on the beach is a new one for me. Disfrute el resto de la semana Nicole. 🙂

  3. Amy

    I can tell how much fun you have from your beautiful smile. Cows on the beach is new to me, too. Great post, Nicole!

  4. I just love your blog not only visually but spiritually….you truly are a beautiful blogger and that is why I am nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger award. I know many people do not participate in the blogging awards but I see them as a wonderful complement from one blogger to another. If you so choose to accept this award please visit: http://daysofphotographs.com/2013/01/09/beautiful-blogger-award/ for the rules on acceptance. In the meantime I shall continue to visit upon every new post and I will enjoy
    Lisa

  5. Fantastic and fascinating photos, Nicole. The cows on the beach really made me laugh out loud. Well done to you on your volunteer work and the trying to learn Spanish. *hugs*

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