Information/Vacation for Honduras
LAND AND CLIMATE
- Honduras covers 43,278 square miles of land
- La Mosquitia is made up of mountains, wetlands, and tropical forests
- La Mosquitia is located in the northeastern coast
- Precious woods, gold, silver, copper lead, and lead are found in Honduras
- Honduras has mountains but no volcanoes or farmland because of poor soil
- Since there is not a lot of volcanoes there is not a lot of soil so they have to cut down trees for more land and soil
- Wildlife has been affected because they have to cut down the trees
- The people in Honduras are trying to stop that trend of cutting down the trees
- The lowlands have a subtropical climate
- The highlands have a temperate climate
- Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras
- Honduras is rainy May-November
- March-May is the hottest months in Honduras
- In Honduras March-May can reach up to 105 degrees
- In Honduras the South is warmer
- Mayan Empire was doing great until about AD 800
- Columbus landed in 1502 and they called the area Honduras
- Natives battled the Spanish until 1539
- When Lempira was killed that is when the fighting stopped
- Lempira is now a hero to the Honduras people
- Immigration got bigger once silver was found
- Silver was found in the 1570's
- Honduras became independent from spain in 1821
- Honduras became independent in 1838
- Tiburcio Carias rule ended in 1949
- Honduras divided into eighteen departaments
- The President of Honduras is Portirio
- The President serves a 4 year term
- The Judicial branch is independent
- 1 group of congress seats 128
- Honduras people start voting at age eighteen
- The two main partys of Honduras are Leberal party and the National party
- The Civilian rule began in the 1980's
- Honduras is one of the poorest countries
- 62% of Honduras's population live in poverty
- Honduras is based on agriculture
- Some of the provitable exports are bananas, coffee, seafood, timber ,cotton, sugar, and metals
- Manufactured items are becoming important in Honduras
- The Central American Free Trade Agreement came efficial in 2006
- Honduras is a member of the Central American Free Trade
Today I traveled to Chicago to Houston and then Houston to Tegucigalpa. When I got there I checked into InterContinental Real Tegucigalpa. Right away I took a Horesback Riding Adventure Tour. That took 5.5 hours and it cost $71
Today I left the InterContinental Real Tegucigalpa and went on the Rainforest Canopy Tours. It cost $69. Right after that I went to Pizza House to eat some lunch. When I finished I went rafting. Then I ate supper at Creole Rotisserie Chicken. After that I went back to the hotel room.
Today I went on the Damas Island Kayaking Tour. It cost $71. Then I went to go eat at La Trattori for lunch. Then I finished up the tour and went to the Pizzeria Italia for supper. After that I went back to the hotel room.
Today I planned to go in the water, so I went on the Jet Skiing Snorkeling Adventure. It cost $136. I did that For 3 1/4 hrs. Then I got hungry and went to La Cacerola. Then I went back to my hotel and rested then I went on the Savegre River White Water. It cost $102. Then I ate at the Comidas Royale and then I went back to my hotel room.
Today I got up and went on the Catamaran Adventure. It cost $82. Then I ate at Factory Steak and Lobster. Then I just stayed at my hotel until I was hungry again. When I was hungry I left and ate at Restaurante Azulejos. Then I went back to my hotel room.
Today is my last day of being in Tegucigalpa, Honduras so i decided to go on the Manuel Antonio National Park Hike. It cost $47. Then I ate at Steakhouse. Then I went back to my hotel and started packing a little. Then I left to go eat at Creole Rotisserie Chicken which cost $120. Then I went back to my hotel room.
Today I left Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I traveled from Tegucigalpa to Houston and then to Chicago.