Honduran Highlands.

by cottontailsandcupcakes

The last 3 nights of trip we headed inland to the Honduran Highlands and the Lake Yojoa area. After Roatan we needed something good again as we were left with a bit of a crappy feeling about Honduras. Well D+D brewery in the Highlands did just that. We had an amazing 3 days. D+D is a microbrewery, restaurant and lodge. Good beer, good food and loads to do in the area.

Our first trip was river tubing down to the lake. A tropical storm had passed through so we’d had alot of rain and the river was freezing cold. 12 of us and 2 guides got in our tubes and off we went. I’d never done anything like that before in my life. It was so much fun, well, apart from the part where I got trapped underneath a felled tree in the water and my rubber ring. It was a ‘life flashed before my eyes’ moment. Fortunately I’m here to tell the tale and no repatriation necessary.

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(Thankyou to the girl who sent me this from her go pro!)

The following day we headed to Pulhapanzak Falls. After getting on the wrong bus we eventually got there. We had a look at the falls then went in search of a guide. We did the trail up into the waterfall, it was amazing. We were stood near the top and right behind it. At some points you couldn’t even open your eyes.  It was just a guide, Rafe and I. You just can’t do stuff like this in the UK. You’d have the full safety gear, hard hat and they would have built a walkway. We then were able to cliff jump into the smaller pools.

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Full of beans we thought what shall we do now. Zipline. We then did the canopy zipline which took us right over the top of the waterfall. Thanks to the guide for managing not dropping my phone in the waterfall and getting lots of photos for us.

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Our last water based activity of the day was a kayak to the lake. We initially kayaked for 30 minutes in the wrong direction but eventually found the lake. It was really eerie being there as the sun was dipping. Lots of local people fishing in the lake, families of 7 on a rowing boat designed for two.

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..and that was it. The end of our trip. It took us 30+ hours to get home from San Pedro Sula, with two stops in the USA. It was like traveling in the stone ages with United Airlines.

It’s funny though. You have the most amazing trip, see things that most may never see, then as soon as you get back it’s back to the same crap that made you so eager to leave in the first place. A one way ticket next time I think.

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