Friday’s Favorite: Isla Roatan, Honduras

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IMG_20170316_152915In my previous post, I shared pictures of the sunset in Honduras… here are a couple of the sunrise.  AKA, the very first thing I saw when I woke up. Beautiful + peaceful does not even begin to describe it. This was our first time in a balcony room and I gotta tell ya, it’s gonna be tough to stay in a window cabin again.  Balconies are amazing, ya’ll!

As you will see today, Honduras was breathtaking.  It was more mountainous than I expected. The landscape reminded me a little of the Dominican Republic.

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When we got off the boat, we had to walk a ways down the road to find our cab.

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We first traveled to the top of a mountain to small outdoor (flea market-ish) shops. The view was CRAZY.

After we finished shopping, we drove back down the mountain to find a public beach.

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We stopped at a super market on the way to pick up Gatorade, water and snacks. On our way back to the cab, we ran into a lady who told us about a friend of hers who loved to open his home to visitors on the island. It sounded a little sketchy but we decided to stop by to see what it was all about… boy am I glad we did! 

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So…yeah.  This is our new BFF, Paul’s, house.  I’m going to pause for a moment and allow you time to process everything.

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Basically, we sat in the pages of Travel Magazine for the majority of the day.  A literal paradise.  He served up grilled chicken shish kabobs, rice + beans and cole slaw that was to die for.  I’ll admit, at first, I was thinking of all the different ways Paul was going to kill us.  Ya know, it sounded like something you would watch on Inside Edition.  “Group from America gets off Carnival Magic, wanders into the back yard of a local man on a strange island and never returns…” 

Maybe I watch too much television?  Seriously though. It sounded 50 Shades of Crazy, but could not have been more perfect.

When we finally (and reluctantly) peeled ourselves out of our chairs, we headed to one of the local schools where we learned to play the steel drums. Yep, you heard that right. And trust me, it was an experience.  But that’s a story for another day!

HAPPY WEEKEND!

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