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Honduras Revisited page 2

October, 2000
As a relatively poor country, many of the sights we see in our daily life here would shock a good many people in the United States. The most accessible form of transportation for the majority of people is bus, and most of these are old school buses from up north!! It is not at all surprising to be out in the middle of nowhere and hear/see/feel/smell one roaring by, black diesel smoke puffing into the air.
And of course, those that live out in the countryside tend to be the very poorest of the poor. It is amazing to contemplate a life spent in a one room, mud walled stick house with no electricity or water; this is how many people do spend their years. Coupled with high birth rates (partially due to each of ignorance, staunch Catholicism, high mortality rates, and lack of hope), the poorest families are often those with the largest families.

We visited the small town of Santa Barbara, famous for its weaving and, as Alea calls them, 'corn dollies (left). We explored the surrounding area with a couple of other teachers, and were especially taken with the town church (right) and the main square. The kids ran and played there, as the locals went about their business. 

The cathedral in downtown San Pedro Sula

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