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Nov 1, 2011 - Our Mission Field Home

October 22nd we arrived in Honduras at the San Pedro Sula Airport. The flight was just over 3 hours but it went by fast as Lindsey was with and we talked and slept most of the time! We arrived before the rest of the group so their happened to be a wendys in the airport so we ate there. We then proceeded to find our group...we saw a man with a sign that said Gesse Lignelli, our team trip leaders name is Jessie Lignelli, as you can imaging her new nickname throughout the trip was Gesse haha. We all met up and got in our van for a three hour...

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May 19, 2011 - so, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell blue skies from pain

This town i am in, San Pedro Sula is amazing...i spend my days in the massive shopping malls with those wealthy enough to get past the guards...the poor are kept out or don't bother trying...the food courts have KFC Subway, Pollo Campanero Smith's Chicken, Wendy's Applebees,Pizza Hut, some Chinese food stand, some Greek style, Dunkin' Donuts and usually 5 or 6 cinemas..i saw Priest the Avenger in 3D for $5..usual non 3D films are only $3...can't wait till Friday to see Pirates of the Caribbean....I saw Tron a while ago....Quizmo's subs is...

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May 6, 2011 - Is this the way to Amarillo ?(or after too much Tequila..is this the way to Armadillo?) TEQUILA!

So my time in Copan Ruinas was pleasant ate at some great place as Picame for breakfasts and dinner one night with a giant moth(man?)for company Hi Ann still have not seen it! and Twisted Tanya's and the backpacker specials homemade ravioloni and 2 for 1 drinks Bloody Mary! Of course Casa de Todo for everything except cake...found a pasteleria yummy had the cake plate ..got ferried about in bikes that grew a chassis and sounded just like vespas...

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Jun 26, 2010 - San Pedro Sula

We stopped off in San Pedro for the night instead of the capital Managua which we've heard is a bit dodgy. We didn't see much of the town, but even the local neighbourhood had electric fencing around the houses which was slightly unnerving. Honduras were playing in the World Cup today so everyone we saw had their football shirts on, even though they had no chance of qualifying. We went to the local shopping mall where they had a TGI Fridays so we could pig out on American food. Going to Nicaragua in the morning and have to catch the bus at...

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Dec 7, 2008 - San Pedro Sula, Honduras

December 7th, 2008 It was dark when we arrived...not much happened besides attempting to find a place to sleep. Once we found a place to crash, we walked to the nearby mall that was closing up...we did find an icecream shop still open though. We meet a soccer player who grew up in the states but was originally from Central America...I think. He had just switched teams and was headed down to Managua to play for the city´s soccer team. So we were all on the same 12 hour bus out to Managua the next morning.

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Leslie's Trip South

Oct 17, 2007 - San Pedro

We slept poorly. From the street came sounds of conflict: dogs barking and snarling, people shouting, the noise of a fight down the street. Every 15 minutes a man walking up and down the street, carrying a billy club and a machete, blew his whistle. All's well, the whistle said, we thought. But at night Managua felt hunched over, crouched in preparation for a bombing or invasion. It is low slung, ramshackle, the fallout from the devastating earthquake of '72, and we were constantly on watch as we walked the streets. At 3:45 the alarm went...

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Jun 4, 2007 - san pedro sula

We had a shuttle at 6am to head to san pedro sula. I was now glad I spoke some spanish because there was much confusion with the bus company. Basically there was a different bus we had to catch, and then change, get a refund on the tickets we bought, buy new ones... we got through it eventually... It was 3 hours on a normal bus to san pedro sula and this is where Tina changed and got a bus to La Ceiba to get to the bay islands and I was staying here to meet geoff tomorrow. Tina left and I went and found a hotel. Basically I am writing all...

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Return To OZ

Feb 1, 2007 - San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula is a very modern and prosperous city in Honduras. As part of our Ciy tour we went to a banana plantation and got see how they harvest the bananas, how they grow new 'trees' from the mother plant and how they sort, wash, and pack bananas for export. We even had to wear bonnets so that buyers don't find hairs in their banana bunches I guess. As usual, the local market gets to eat the rejects. However, there is nothing like local, tree ripened fruit. The wood carving store and factory is still fun to visit. The workmanship is...

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Morfin Adventures

Oct 14, 2006 - San Pedro Sula - Inconvenience Always Makes for the Better Story

So, I am in San Pedro Sula. Today's stop off on my way to Utila. And I am thinking maybe I should have gone straight through to La Ceiba. Basing this on the fact that the bus was really comfortable, they fed me and since I have got into SAP things have been a bit of a cock up. Crossing the border was no problem and I changed some money and they didn't even stamp my passport...shady border officials. But when I arrived here first things first, I was accousted by taxi driver..this is the norm. I showed him where I wanted to go and dropped him...

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Oct 1, 2006 - San Pedro Sula

We left Utila with the intention of travelling down to Nicaragua - Sandanistas, Contras, Earthquakes and all in the biggest country in Central America. On the first day we made it as far as San Pedro Sula - still in Honduras. SPS has all the charm of Stevenage but with the added attributes of being 30C and the Aids capital of Central America. No doubt, potential twin-towns are queuing up in anticipation of this phenomena hitting Honduras. It was in SPS that Naomi started to feel unwell and show at least some of the familiar symptoms of...

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Takeaway Tales

Jun 8, 2006 - Final thoughts from Honduras

We are almost done our trip here! Its sad but feels really good at the same time! We were lucky enough to go on a visit in the mountains with the staff at the nutrition center on our last day. We went to a poor area of progresso to visit some of the children who had once been at the nutrition center. It was an unbelievably eye opening experience for us. Their houses, if you could call them that, were made of tarps or sheets, they barely stood ground and often housed 6+ people. Despite this Miriam said that there were much poorer areas in...

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Apr 21, 2006 - Overview of the volunteer program

Volunteering in Honduras: El Progreso is a small city near San Pedro Sula. While San Pedro offers all the amenities of an "almost" first world city, El Progreso is far more typically third world: lots of stores all selling the same things, loudspeakers blaring, street vendors with an assortment of goods and foods. Few of our streets are paved, there is a lot of noise, dirt, and animals wandering around and bicycles as well as horse-drawn carts and old pick-up trucks, with the occasional SUV. It is hot and humid here year round with a little...

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