By: Rob Watt Hour 1
Neighboring countries:Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador
Population:6,077,000 Million People
Languages:Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Yue Chinese, Garifuna, Miskito, Tol, Pech, English-based Creole
Three famous places:Utila: One of the Bay Islands, Utila is regarded as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean. With the cheapest Open Water courses available in the Caribbean, Utila certifies more new divers than any other place in the world. However, diving is not the only feature that makes Utila a popular tourist attraction. In addition to other water activities like swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding and kayaking, visitors can hike or horse ride through the jungle, explore caves and climb Pumpkin Hill to enjoy panoramic views.
Copan: Located in western Honduras, Copán is a relatively small Mayan site famous for its remarkable series of portrait stelae. The stelae and sculptured decorations of the buildings of Copán are some of the very finest surviving art of ancient Mesoamerica. Some of the stone structures at Copán date back to the 9th century BC. The city grew into one of the most important Maya sites by the 5th century with more than 20,000 inhabitants but was mysteriously abandoned a few centuries later. The nearby town of Copán Ruinas has all types of accommodations and other facilities for tourists.
Rio Cangrejal: A popular site for thrill-seekers, Rio Cangrejal is Central America’s premier destination for kayaking and rafting. With its long stretches of white water rapids rushing around boulders and plunging over drop-offs, the river offers plenty of adrenaline rushes. Four different sections of the river are designated according to skill levels, ranging from inexperienced to advanced. There are several tour operators available in the area to arrange tours as well as trained guides to help novices learn the basics of rafting and kayaking.
(up) Utila, (down) Rio Cangrajal
Three Honduras expressions: él es muy pistudo – He is very rich, ando a la trucha a comprar un fresco – I’m going to the corner store to buy a soft drink, alero – friend, yo ando a pincel – I don’t have a car, I am walking, yo ando hule – I’m broke, birra – beer
Food/Drinks: Lobster Salad, Anafres, Pepsi, Tropicana
(up) Lobster salad, (down) Anafres: contain fried red or black beans with cheese fondue on top. Also other ingredients that might be added are peppers and chorizo. In order to eat this delicious dip, tortilla chips accompany the appetizer.
Climate/Geography: Best time to visit: The climate is tropical with cooler, more temperate weather in the mountains with temperatures ranging from 16°C (61°F) to 20°C (68°F). The north coast is very hot with rain throughout the year, and though the offshore breezes temper the climate, the sun is very strong. The dry season is from November to April and the wet season runs from May to October.
Honduras shares borders in the southeast with Nicaragua, in the west with Guatemala, and in the southwest with El Salvador. To the north lies the Caribbean, with which it has 669 km (416 miles) of coastline and to the south, the Pacific Ocean. The interior of the country comprises a central mountain system running from east to west, cut by rivers flowing into both the Caribbean and Pacific. The lowlands in the south form a plain along the Pacific coast, while the highest point in the country is Cerro Las Minas at 2,870m (9,416 ft) above sea level.
Level 4: Honduras Independence Day: The Honduras Independence Day was on September 15th,2014 marking the 193rd celebration of the declaration of independence from Spain by the five states of central america;Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. The Central American Independence Day marks the day in 1821 when a congress from all Central American countries declared independence from Spain. After the brief alliance with Mexico, the five countries joined together in what became known as the Federal Republic of Central America, before breaking up into smaller states in the late 1830s. My opinion of the Honduras independence day is that