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El Indio Bárbaro

Joel told us about Sambo Creek’s upcoming feria while we were chatting after our Pico Bonito hike. We’d heard about La Ceiba’s carnival, an annual event held in May that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, often tripling the population of the city during the festivities, but with our June arrival just days … Read more

American Date Night in Honduras

June 24th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Honduras | The Places We've Been - (8 Comments)
Honduran Applebee's

On Friday, we inadvertently accompanied each other on what we have since deemed “American Date Night in Honduras”. It was silly and not very adventurist-y of us, but it was also a total blast. We had such a great time that even though we’re a little embarrassed that we ate at Applebee’s in Honduras (seriously) … Read more

Everyday Essentials: La Ceiba

June 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Everyday Essentials | Honduras - (0 Comments)

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Groceries Grocery shopping has been relatively easy this month with a handful of stores to choose from in La Ceiba. Our favorite is … Read more


June 13th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Food | Honduras | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
Our First Baleadas

We’ve wasted no time integrating baleadas into our hands-on Honduran experience this month. Baleadas (prounounced ball-ay-ah-das) are a favorite food throughout the country made with a thick, flour tortilla folded over a filling of mashed (refried) beans, cheese crumbles, and cream. While they sound relatively simple, the snack isn’t readily available in other Latin American … Read more

La Ceiba, Honduras: An Introduction

June 11th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Honduras | The Places We've Been - (1 Comments)
Sunset at La Ceiba

June finds us in the coastal town of La Ceiba, a port city on the northern coast of Honduras (I know, Central American countries should have east/west coasts, right? Maps blow my mind.) with a population of around 170,000 inhabitants. The early development of La Ceiba, Honduras’ 4th largest city, is often attributed to the … Read more

Border Crossing: Guatemala / Honduras

June 10th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Border Crossings | Dogs | Guatemala | Honduras - (5 Comments)
Honduran Border Crossing Complex

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Dock Jump

In many ways, the experience of Atitlán is beyond words. Never have I been so moved (or so stilled) by a lake, and I certainly can’t even begin to think of a time when for 31 days in a row I awoke to a more breathtaking site than the volcanoes, clouds, and pristine mirror of … Read more

Two Extra Gringos in Guatemala

June 5th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Guatemala | Inspiration - (0 Comments)
Selfie at the Reserva Natural in Panajachel

At the end of 2012, Amelia asked me where we were going to be the third week of May. Of course at the time I had no idea, but we figured it out quickly when she told me that that was her vacation week and that she and her husband, Nathan, wanted to spend it … Read more

Despite the Circumstances

June 4th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Celebrations | Inspiration - (2 Comments)
John Green

Last week, our friends at Married with Luggage wrote a commencement speech directed not at the 18 and 22-year-old students receiving diplomas, but at the friends and family members watching their younger counterparts graduate this May. Congruent with their typical fabulous voice, Warren and Betsy’s message was one of encouragement and can-do positivity. What do … Read more

McDonald's Guatemala City

Last Sunday (and also the Sunday before that) we made a 7-hour round-trip drive from our cozy abode near San Marcos La Laguna to the Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. In general, we hadn’t planned on spending a ton of time in major or capital cities during our drive through Central America, and Guatemala City, … Read more