There is this stereotype about Latin America that everyone speaks Spanish and eats taco which is partially true but if you zoom in a little bit, you’ll be like, “Wow, they’re so different!”
Honduras is one unique country with a lot of things going on. It rains fishes over there (Not kidding) which we’ll explain in this post, but let’s start with its history first.
Recent History of Honduras
Honduras was a Spanish colony, like most Latin countries and it didn’t become independent until September 15, 1821.
Before that, it was a part of the Mayan empire that’s the reason why there are still a lot of Mayan infrastructures in Honduras.
The government has been trying to move towards democracy, but it’s not easy to ignore all of the drug traffic and cartels that only bring corruption to the country!
Whenever a new government takes over, they go like, “Yeah, we’re gonna stop it!” and by the end, half of the cabinet is sort of involved in it! Right, as long as there are drug consumers, it will never stop!
People in Honduras
most Hondurans are Mestizos (Mix) while they still have some indigenous people, as well as Whites, and a small Arab and Chinese community.
Surprisingly, most of the population, especially in the urban areas can speak fluent English that’s the reason why numerous American companies set up their call centers there!
People are well aware of the drug cartels and gangs, but they follow the golden rule of “mind your own business” and keep their daily routines by simply ignoring it!
What to do in Honduras
Caribbean Honduras Islands in Honduras
Did you know that Honduras has the most beautiful islands on the Caribbeans which leave you like, “Is it really Honduras?” kind of thing? Every day, Cruise ships take passengers to Caribbean Honduras destinations and people ask themselves the same question over and over!
Lluvia de Peces in Honduras
Back to the topic! There’s a town called Yoro that celebrates a real fish rain, once or twice a year!
Every year, there’s one or two storms followed by heavy rain in this town and soon after the sun comes back, the streets are full of fishes that are mostly still alive! People throw feasts with the fishes and hold a celebration. Scientists have been trying to figure out the main reason since 1970 but they’re still stuck with theories, not facts!
Museum for National Identity in Honduras
This Museum is the right place to witness Honduran identity throughout centuries. The objects are often sorted and decorated beautifully that makes it totally worthy of a visit.
Nuestra Señora de Suyapa in Honduras
Nuestra Señora de Suyapa or Our Lady of Suyapa is home to An 18th-century wooden statue (6 cm/2.3 in) of the Virgin Marry, making it (Probably) the most popular religious image in Honduras.
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