Christmas in Honduras and Continued Culture Shock

With Christmas just around the corner I have been thinking a lot about the differences between how I celebrated the holiday last year in Honduras and the traditional American Christmas.  I was telling someone the other day how exciting it was to see the beautiful Christmas decorations that have gone up in the last few… Continue reading Christmas in Honduras and Continued Culture Shock

Copan Ruinas and an Update

It’s been almost two months since my last update: two months including two trips to Honduras, minor health issues (giardiasis anyone?) resulting from those trips, interviewing for jobs and starting a new job.  Whew. On this last trip we went to #Copan Ruinas in Copan Department in the western part of Honduras where there are… Continue reading Copan Ruinas and an Update

How old do you have to be to get your first machete?

At brunch the other day my stepmother asked me how old you have to be to get your first machete.  I just laughed, because my four-year-old neighbor can regularly be found chopping down all the sugar cane in front of his house.   Machetes there are ubiquitous—women use them to cut kindling to start the… Continue reading How old do you have to be to get your first machete?