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Søren and Lise in Honduras

Dansk

Honduras is one of the countries in Central America with coast to the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Ocean. We are going to stay on the North coast in the town La Ceiba.
Have a look at a map of Honduras, and read some brief facts about the country.

Here is Honduras

Nepenthes

We are going to work for the Danish NGO Nepenthes, an environmental organisation working for sustainable use of the forests - particularly the rain forests in tropical regions.
Nepenthes has a number of projects in Central America.

We are going to work with a project on sustainable tourism in two protected areas: the national park Pico Bonito and the wildlife refuge Cuero y Salado. Both areas are part of the Caribbean Biological Corridor, a belt of rain forests through Central America.

Sustainable
tourism

Søren's job

Søren will be involved in advising about marketing, market analysis and helping develop capacity in the villages of the buffer zone bordering the parks so that they will achieve income based on tourism that is sustainable economically as well as environmentally.

Lise is going to assist with information work, including development of websites for the two national parks, see the website for Cuero y Salado.
In addition, Lise will assist Nepenthes with information for the Danish public.

Lise's job

 

A paradise for tourists

 

Diving

In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, well known as wonderful places for scuba diving.
See the many possibilities, look under Beaches and Reefs > Atlantic Coast > Bay Islands.

Pico Bonito is a national park only 20 km from La Ceiba. Here are rivers where you can swim and do white water rafting. So far there are only few paths and few possibilities for staying in this rain forest area with some of the highest mountains in Honduras.

Pico Bonito

Cuero y Salado

Cuero y Salado is a wildlife reserve on the coast - 30 km west of La Ceiba. It is mongrove forest famous for its abundant wildlife and birding opportunities; you might even meet a manatee. Access to the area is difficult - one possibility is to take the rail car which served formerly for transporting bananas.

On the north coast and the Bay Islands lives a special etnic group: Garífunas. They are a mixture of former African slaves and Carib Indians. They have preserved their special culture and language - and also special cuisine. Read more about Garífunas.

Garífunas

Maya ruins

 

In the western part of Honduras, in Copan, are a number of fine ruins from the Maya culture. Read more about Copan.

 

Practical information

September
- March

We will stay in Honduras from August 28, 2005 till February 28, 2006.

Contact
Lise and Søren

You can contact us in Honduras:
Email: Søren at smb@condiv.dk and Lise at lf@condiv.dk.
Voicemail: Søren at +45 2025 7667 and Lise at +45 5090 9214.
Surface mail: c/o Nepenthes, Casa de Fundación Cayos Cochinos no 1175, Ave. Victor Hugo, El Naranjal, La Ceiba Apdo No 930, C.P. 311102, Honduras

Honduras weather and time zone

www.wunderground.com/global/stations/78705.html

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=245

Tourist information

www.letsgohonduras.com/

www.destinationhonduras.com/index-in.htm

www.hondurastouristoptions.com/main_english.htm

Passport and visa

If you travel via the US, your passport must be with a laminated page and OCR text.
Tourist visa is available in the airport.

Vaccinations

Even for short stays of two weeks the following is recommended:
diphtheria, tetanus and Hepatitis A.
Honduras has Malaria: 7 days before departure you start the treatment with Klorokin. Two tablets a week. Continue four weeks after you have returned.
In addtion use moskito nets.