Posts tagged honduras
Posts tagged honduras
During my trip to Utila, one of the Bay Islands in Honduras, I went to one of the cayes for a reggae fest. Important to note the Bay Islands were first “owned” by the British so it was first English speaking then Spanish was forced upon the people to learn once Honduras took control. So most of the residents speak Spanish or know enough. And I mean, everyone. I was chatting with a 4 year old in Spanish and then she started speaking english the next 5 minutes. Insane.
I’m on the caye and this guy that I guess liked me went to the bar and I struck up a conversation with a guy from Spain about Barcelona and how I’m not a fan. The other guy then came back and the Spaniard asked me in Spanish “Is this your boyfriend, does he speak spanish too?”
and I said “NO! Absolutely not! He’s not my boyfriend, I just met him on the island.” (I was being a jerk and shading him a little)
And the the guy goes (in perfect spanish) Not yet! (in reference to him being my boyfriend)
My face: 0_0
I had TOTALLY forgot Utilians knew Spanish.
Serves me right.
When I was in Triunfo de la cruz, a Garifuna village in Honduras, I was staying in a house on the beach. My host woke up to wash his clothes at 5am to hang it on the line. I ate mangoes and a noni for breakfast that we got from his friend’s trees in his yard. His friend, built his house himself, a small kitchen/couch area and his bedroom. He has cocoa, mango, noni, and orange trees in his yard. He came to visit us one night and we asked him if he wanted some dinner he said he already ate at his grandma’s house but he’d take a little. I got reeeeeeeealll jealous for a sec. He has the freaking beach, trees, hammocks, his dogs, AND his extended family in walking distance of his home. I AM NOT LIVING MY LIFE RIGHT! I AM JUST NOT. Ask me how sad I was when I left that village.
:-( X 995089408495
I am just simply not about that refried beans life. Beans yes. Refried no. I’ll eat it but I’d rather non refried beans. Just being honest. I appreciate ya though.
1. I’m leaving tomorrow
2. I’m not drinking tonight
3. I love you
According to a local Utila stands for:
He said “no natural disaster has ever hit the island, hurricanes and storms are stopped by the big island Roatan and by the mountains in La Ceiba, he says they just pass over the island.” He adds, “Utila is the best island, the kindest people, friendly.”
Touched down in San Pedro Sula very early today. I spoke to the hostel owner, Juan Carlos about discovering the country and the history of the Garifuna. He grew very excited and told me all the places to hit and also gave me a book on the history. He also noted that Honduras take U.S. dollars, I asked why? He said because “Honduras is a colony of the U.S.” It proved true upon going to the mall, Aldo, Zara, Guess, KFC, Cinnabon, Church’s Chicken, Popeye’s, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Little Ceasar’s, Applebee’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut and even some stores named “American Company.” Very jarring. American imperialism, neo-colonialism alive and kickin’. Smh.