“A man, not afraid to die.”

José Francisco Morazán Quezada (born: Tegucigalpa, October 3rd, 1792 – died: San José de Costa Rica, September 15th, 1842), was a Honduran military official and politician who ruled the Federal Republic of Central America during the turbulent period of 1830 to 1839. He rose to fame after his victory at the Battle of La Trinidad,Continue reading ““A man, not afraid to die.””

Costa Rican Charm.

We stand upon the beach. My companion and I. Completely caught by the scenery, not a word is exchanged. Rapid photo taking ensues. Releasing my Apple iPad mini from a satchel, I immediately set about capturing the densely forested hills and deep blue, Pacific waters out beyond. ‘Coco’ boasts some spectacular beaches. This relatively large, heavily North AmericanContinue reading “Costa Rican Charm.”

Beneath Jesus. San Juan Del Sur.

San Juan Del Sur, southwestern Nicaragua. Here lies an exquisite pearl – a Central American gem. Loved by all manner of traveller, from older Canadian couples to young, French backpackers, this Pacific coast surfer’s town eagerly awaits any outsider.  A wide bay, forms a semi circle from San Juan’s famed cliff top statue of Jesus Christ to the lush, greenContinue reading “Beneath Jesus. San Juan Del Sur.”

Birds of Honduras with Frank Rovelo.

Another close and cherished friend of mine is the courageous Francisco Rovelo; an extremely intelligent and talented young man from the capital Tegucigalpa, who can play the guitar and sing you the rock song of your choice before telling you in either English or Spanish about any bird that you care to mention. A seasonedContinue reading “Birds of Honduras with Frank Rovelo.”

The Garifuna communities of Tela.

Tela, boasts seven Garifuna communities (see article: https://lempiratimes.com/2020/02/23/tela-caribbean-delight/). They are better known locally as Los Morenales. ‘Moreno‘ – interestingly, means to be ‘bronzed’ in Spain. A moreno or morena is a person of slightly darker, bronzed skin. Notably those from the hot south – Andalusia. Here in Honduras, a moreno is a kinder, more respectfulContinue reading “The Garifuna communities of Tela.”

Sambo Creek.

Sambo Creek, a warm, inviting and entirely traditional Garifuna settlement placed about 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of the large, steamy city of La Ceiba – is a gorgeous Caribbean hideaway. Holding their annual fair in June, Sambo Creek boasts the largest Garifuna population within Honduras and is something of a celebrated place for these admirable people. Trips toContinue reading “Sambo Creek.”

Honduran Hero.

I recall summiting one particular gargantuan hilltop within the Mount Celaque region of Lempira department, western Honduras. A waterfall erupted majestically from across the deep gorge lying between the opposite mountain and I. Filled with admiration, it was like gazing at a never-ending oil painting – I myself, could simply not believe the number ofContinue reading “Honduran Hero.”