Honduras. Two years of sun and more sun, heat and more heat. Yet, some of my favorite people and students live in this diverse land. You can find some cool if you go to the mountains near the valle de los Angeles and Comayagua, and not as hot weather on the coasts at the beach.
Honduras is known for its islands of Roatan and Utilia and excellent scuba diving, but there is more to see than that! Lago de Yojoa lies in a depression formed by a volcano. It is a great place to see lots of birds and wildlife, especially our favorite, Aracari Toucan.
D and D Brewery is a great place to stay to see all the local sights in the area of the lake. They also helped to kick start a local coffee growing program to help the small farmers in the area to improve their lives. Check out Farmer's First Coffee!
We were able to work within our school and local community to help those in our area. Our Philanthropig project really took off here as we promoted it through our GIN Club. Teaching and showing people the value of generosity and how it can change their lives and the lives of others is the goal of the project. Over 70 hand painted pigs were created, sold, and given away to help people participate in our venture.
Honduras is one place where you definitely have to look up. You never know what you might see, from Aracari Toucans to Kingfishers to Howler Monkeys. The unfortunate thing though is when you look down, you see the results of man on nature as the beach is full of washed up plastics and garbage. We have to work together to find that balance so that nature and man can thrive.
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