Sunday, October 2, 2011

Two Weekends, Two Trips (Part 1)

2/10/11
Kristen says...

Happy Birthday brother Timothy!!!

Well, here I am on a Sunday night, decadently staying up late because there's no school tomorrow! Actually, this is going to be a theme in October, because we don't have school 3 of the 5 Mondays in October! Thanks for this go out to Francisco Morazán for having a birthday (tomorrow), Christopher Columbus for accidentally running into the Americas (for some reason we're celebrating that one on October 17), and the Honduran Armed Forces for existing, I guess (October 25)!

I meant to post this a LONG time before today, but my friend/Spanish teacher got me totally hooked on a Mexican Telenovela, "La Mentira" (the lie). It's AMAZING! I have spent so much time watching it on YouTube that I've been neglecting lots of other things like tatting and blogging and my husband ;)

If you speak Spanish, or feel just adventurous, feel free to check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT3W3SRqgZM

Anyway, I just finished capitulo 11, so I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about our first weekend trip from a few weekends back...Chris and I went with a group of friends up to Lago de Yojoa, a popular tourist destination just a short 3.5 hr drive away from Teguc. We went in a small caravan, stopping along the way for a delicious lunch with an even more delicious view:












After that we settled into our lodgings at a nice brewery located quite near the Lake, and then set out to do THE MOST DANGEROUS THING WE'VE EVER DONE!! (And yes, this beats flying into Tacontin Airport)...
It has to do with that "innocent" looking waterfall behind us. It's actually called Pulhapanzak Falls, and it's 43-meters high...

No, we didn't jump over it...we went behind it!!

Here's a short (5:00) video clip of the experience...it's a little choppy in places, and some of it actually takes place underwater (yay for waterproof cameras!) but it should give you some amount of understanding what it feels like to actually go underneath, behind, and then back in front of a waterfall that dumps quite a bit of water over its sides each day:


I'm sorry the quality's not awesome...I had to reduce its file size for web streaming.

If you don't want to take the time to look at the video here's a few photo highlights:




































After that we were pretty much pooped, and went back to the brewery for dinner. Funny thing was, it rained like crazy that night and mostly what we got was wet. Our dinner was delicious, though, and we went to bed soon after.

The next morning we were planning to go walk though a wildlife refuge, but we were still a bit tired from the day before's waterfall adventure, the rain the night before, AND we knew we had holiday traffic to contend with on the way back (if you haven't ever driven in Honduras I can't explain to you what holiday traffic can be like...miserable is one word) so we decided just to get back and enjoy the rest of the day in Teguc...the drive home was georgous, and relatively traffic free, amazingly...














We did make a few stops on the way home...I had to get a paleta!
Anyway, that's it for the trips...until the next holiday weekend! I am very excited because we are going to spend Columbus Day weekend (Honduran version) and my birthday in Guatemala!!
KF

3 comments:

  1. cool video! makes me want to visit. :)

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  2. We want to go stay near the falls around christmas. Do you have a recommendation for lodging? A nice cabin would be awesome. Any eatery tips?

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  3. Hi Eme:

    This is probably too late, but we stayed at the Brewery and thought it was fine. If you haven't found it already, you probably want to call ahead and make sure you can rent a cabin!

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