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Christmas in Honduras

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Last night was Christmas Eve. Jana and I were expecting a quiet evening with our host family, maybe a candlelight service at a local church, an opening of presents at midnight. I don’t think we could have been more wrong. The tradition here seems to be entirely different than the ‘Silent Night’ we grew up […]

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Our new home!

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We moved into our new home in Tegucigalpa and its more than we had expected. For those interested, you can find us on Google at http://m.google.com/u/m/AmmPsf For the lat 3 months we have been living in a very nice 2 bedroom house in La Ceiba. There were four of us in the house – me, […]

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Starting December

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Its been a bit since I had the opportunity to write on the blog, so I will try and get things caught up here. The weather here in La Ceiba has been quite dynamic. For example, in Seattle, it can be sunny for 5 minutes, then rain for 5 minutes, then sunny again. Its similar […]

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What do you drink when the weather is cold?

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It’s been a little cold here in La Ceiba (I thought about wearing pants the other day), and our host mom decided to give us a treat – hot chocolate. The first time she made it I turned it down thinking that it wasnt really that cold, but as Jana raved about how good it […]

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Having fun with kids in La Ceiba

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Jana and I decided was that in order to learn Spanish faster, is to be involved in a local activity. We started by volunteering at the local church on Sundays. We get to help with the 7-10 year olds during the 4pm service, then attend the 6pm Service ourselves.Additionally, we volunteered at an orphanage in […]

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Learned my first Spanish tounge twister today

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In order to help speed up and improve my annunciation, my teacher gave me my first tounge twister to memorize and practice. Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal en tres tristes trastos​En tres tristes trastos tragaban trigo en un trigal tres tristes tigres To make things fair, I taught her one in English. […]

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Our first outing

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Yesterday was our first outing here in La Ceiba, we went to Pico Bonito national park. It started out as a great adventure. We walked through one of the Dole pineapple plantations to get to the mountain, I ave never seen so much pineapple before.We stared hiking up the mountain and saw a couple of […]

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Week 3 and still going strong

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Jana and I are still enjoying everything here in Honduras. 3 weeks of Spanish classes and we are learning a lot. We may not be fully fluent by February, but we will be ready for the classrooms. I just hope our future students don’t try to ‘teach’ us new words… This past week has been […]

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First week down

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Well, our first week in Honduras is finished, and what a week it’s been. The city of la Ceiba has been having rolling blackouts, with different barrios being effected at different times. On Monday, power went out half way through classes at school, which meant it got very warm very quickly. Luckily some clouds came […]