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Caribbean

Think of the Caribbean and inevitably evoke stereotypical images of white sand beaches and tropical drinks with little umbrellas. It’s a nice thought, but we’re here to tell you that the islands offer much more.

The contradictions that is pressed upon arrival. With a history built on piracy and identity of sugar, slavery and colonial rebellion, the islands support a vibrant mix of cultures. There are cricketers and dreadlocks, the Cuban rebels and lobster. The shifting sands on the beaches come in shades impossible protected, from white sugar and brown salmon pink to brown and black coal. While some islands shine just above sea level, others stand out as green icebergs.

It is an archipelago closely linked to the sea and you’ll fall under his spell at the time to taste the salt on the skin. You will always remember seeing the first float of sea turtles and the feeling of a smile with a snorkel in your mouth. You’ll climb the highest peaks forests redefine the ‘green’, the word where tropical birds flutter in the flashes of color and fill the air with a symphony of whistles and song. You’ll dance to the rhythms of reggae, salsa and strain. You will eat fresh seafood and spicy dishes, and spend lazy afternoons in hammocks. And yes, it’s likely a drink decorated with little umbrellas while watching the sunset from a beautiful white sand beach

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Honduras

Like its neighbors, Honduras is undergoing major changes: a growing tourist economy (cruise in Roatan?), A scene of political growth, globalization and the whole thing, including maquilas, free trade agreements – heck, Sunlight day, including time-saving application for a second time. Honduras remains deeply rooted in a two-front war against gangs and HIV / AIDS. Illegal logging is becoming another concern (you know where this new mahogany chest of wine?) And a key issue between the growth of the environmental community in Honduras.

However, most Hondurans you’ll find are very relaxed, though not disinterested, certainly disinclined to do much more to be done in politics and world affairs. And apart from the people-pull, nature has its own drawcards here in Honduras. Kawai Jeannette National Park offers up white sand beaches, abundant howler monkeys and snorkel and Lake Yojoa in the lake region of Honduras has world class bird watching, waterfalls and national parks pending. Backpackers love Utila for its cheap food, accommodation and fantastic diving.

Honduras today is a place of change, too fast for those who want to remain the country ‘to discover’ too slow for those frustrated by the persistence of remnants of the days of the “Banana Republic”, whether undue influence foreign or lax enforcement of environmental laws. Hondurans take everything in stride, and travelers with an open mind and a little Spanish will find many fascinating conversations in the store.

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