So this is gonna be quick because I'm quite sleepy, quite sweaty, and quite stoked on waking up early for the adventures that day 2 will bring...
After a 3 hour flight from Toronto to Miami, whereupon I passed out before take off and woke up as the flight attendant told me to put my seat up (thank you earplugs!) my companeros Emily and Rad ventured into the depths of the Floridan mecca we'd heard so much about from Will Smith and CSI. Much to our surprise the Miami folk were quite friendly, offering us thorough directions to get into town and even a discounted bus fare because we didn't have exact change. We immediately regretted not bringing our most scanadlous booty shorts for the fashion consists of shirtless and small bottoms - the sights varied from nice and easy on the eyes to "oh my god that girls huge ass is hanging out of her XS 'shorts" Awesome.
A hookah bar caught our attention as well as the 2 for 1 mojitos and we spent a few hours on the patio in a torrential downpour and headed back to the airport with a slight shine on. We met the 4th member of our party Jessica (Yessica from now on) and boarded the plane to San Pedro Sula. Once again I was out cold - thank you earplugs! And I mulled in confusion over the customs form - which proved uncessary because there was only a simple 'hola' and some loud stamping noises exchanged. "Welcome to the jungle, hope you survive" said some thug behind us on the plane. He then proceeded to ask if we were a band...Our new Honduran friends met us with smiles and we said goodbye to our friend Rad as he headed to Omoa.
It was a two hour drive to La Ceiba so we stopped for some food and a pee and because there were too many of us to fit inside the car, Anuar (our new boss and friend) and I rode in the back. SO awesome - I was given a moonlight tour of the sights we passed. Lots of African Palm and lots of Pinapple - crazy amounts...
Three of us chicas crashed in his room and were awoken with coffee, backyard papaya, and baleadas (tortillas with egg, beans, and cheese). Chef Anuar also had some maple syrup on the table from his recent visit to Canada. I smothered my breakfast in it. We then hit the town for a very busy and productive day here it is in a nut shell:
Mall (oh how I hate malls)- bank, cell phones (everyone needs a cell phone - I'm still silently protesting), Futbal tshirts for the game tomorrow (Honduras vs Jamaica - it's a rare occasion they play in La Ceiba!), meet new friend Byron (were talking of playing some music together and doing some shows)
Downtown - park, dip feet in ocean, cervezas by the ocean & river
Lunch - porkskin, cheese, and onion in tortillas with a 'natural' strawberry lemon juice YUM
important meeting with organizations - 'so sarah do you want to work for us?' this is news to me
browsing Tree Nursery for La Ceiba and experienced first mosquito attack
coffee break at nice cafe
look at house - think we'll take it, it's beautiful and huge and unfurnished! Come visit...we are going to have a house warming party and invitees must bring a piece of furniture or a dish or something...
move stuff to new place like hobos
and here I am
My goodness - we are being so well accomidated by our new friends - it will definitely take some getting used to, but this place has a definite magical aire to it. Tomorrow Emily and I are heading into the bush to see one of the many gorgeous national parks Honduras has to offer. I may get to see my first sloth - and perhaps even a Jaguar!
I will also be attending my first Futbol match...
Hasta Luego mis amigos
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