Thursday, September 24, 2009

Honduran Politics

So Monday the Previous/Ousted President mysteriously appeared in the capital city and has taken refuge in the Brazilian Embassy. This caused a nationwide curfew for all day tuesday and yesterday night. Currently the curfew has been lifted as their are various marches and demonstrations in Tegucigalpa. However, everything is calm and safe in our sleepy little town.

We will keep you up to date if any thing extra ordinary happens


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Life in the Campo

So Last week Kalin and I spent two nights and three days out in a village doing
a topostudy. The "aldea" consisted of 49 houses that had no potable water system.
Some house had rigged hoses from nearby creeks to provide water other houses
had no water at all. They also had no electricity. The first night
was the night of the Honduran-Mexico (que barbaridad) soccer game which we were able to
watch on a 9 inch black and white tv powered by a car battery. The pictures show
the house we stayed in, and some of the family- they were great and super
gracious providing us with delicious food - homemade tortilllas from corn
grown nearby that they grind up, beans grown nearby, coffee grown there, and
a homemade cheese. They treated us like Kings even making us their special
chicken soup. I got the chance to play soccer with them- they play everyday
for an hour and half. Kalin returned one more day and finished the entire study
in four days, she is currently working on the design.


Monday, September 7, 2009

70's Ropa Americana Party!

These are our costumes...

This is our super awesome site mate, Anna. She is a health volunteer, and she likes playing dutch blitz with us (aka NERTS!).


I think we named this one humming bird/crab falls.
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More Celaque!

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So we finally climbed the highest mountain in Honduras. We started at 7:00 am at an elevation of 1400 meters and got to the top at 2:30 pm at 2849 meters. We got back to our moto taxi at 7:00 dead tired and sore. We had to go the last hour of our hike in the dark and the rain so it was a little scary. So even though we had to rush our hike, it was really fun and well worth it. Here are some pictures of the famous cloud forest.

This is us on top of the mountain! You can almost see Gracias in the background, but the clouds were coming quickly!
Cool looking mushrooms

Cloud forest!!
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