As I mentioned in my previous post, there’s this really unique village outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras where an American mining company once set up shop. It is now a bit of a rundown area up the mountain from San Juancito, at the entrance of La Tigra National Park and has become one of my favorite places to visit. This post documents my visit there in June 2017.
Cabaña Mirador El Rosario owned by Jorg and Monika is the perfect cabin on a mountain and the dinner and breakfast served at the main house is dreamy. Here are some sights from the cabin and their home:
And here are some photos from the former El Rosario Mining Company buildings near the entrance of La Tigra National Park, the bright pupleria, as well as some photos from hiking near the park…
My top three favorite photos from the getaway:
I’m always fascinated by the plants I see there…
Here are some additional photos from my phone to get you a feel for the place…
Lastly, we saw a quetzal on our way back down to San Juancito!
Nothing like a snow day home to have me thinking back on past trips and adventures.
In June I returned to my beloved second country, Honduras. I was able to have a quick getaway to one of my favorite places, Cabaña Mirador in El Rosario. While there, my friend Michelle and I took a little hike around the village and on the edge of La Tigra National Park. Just up the mountain from the village of San Juancito sits an old mining town that was operated by a US mining company in the early 1900’s.
This post is focusing on the photos I took at what Michelle and I call the “gringo cemetery” where the mining company buried workers who passed away while they were living there.
Some may find cemeteries creepy, but I tend to find them peaceful. This one is fascinating. I hope you enjoy some of the details of this unique place.
In my last post, I showed you some sites from the city of Tegucigalpa from my trip in November. I had the chance to leave the city a couple times to visit a school and coffee plantation in a cloud forest, as well as going to my friends’ wedding at a beautiful place called Casa Blanca in the village of Santa Lucia. I’ve also included a few personal photos at the end since the focus of my trip was more on people than places and I wanted to share a little bit of the great time I had with some of my favorite people who happen to live in Honduras. 🙂
I spent my Thanksgiving break in Tegucigalpa, Honduras visiting friends and enjoying the country that I consider my second home. I taught first grade at International School of Tegucigalpa from 2003 to 2006 and love returning every few years to see my friends and former students. Tegucigalpa often gets dogged as not being a very picturesque city (and also having a really short runway, which makes for very adventurous plane landings), but I have to say that through my time there I’ve learned to love good old “Tegus” and the beauty it possesses. This post has some of my favorite photos from the time I spent in the city back in November. I’ll do a separate post soon with some highlights from my time outside the city. Enjoy!
I’ve been absent from this blog for a bit and have slightly lightened my photography load for the time being to focus on teaching this fall/winter. Here is a sneak peek of a couple shoots I’ve done over the last couple months and the trip from Honduras that I took over Thanksgiving. I’ll be posting more from these soon!
Hope you enjoyed a preview of what I’ll be posting more of soon! Have a great Christmas season!
There’s so much to be thankful for today! One thing I’m thankful for is the opportunity I had to go to Honduras last June. It was great to visit with my friends and Honduran family after three years without having visited. I can’t believe it’s been over five years since I moved back to the States. I’m thankful that I still have such great friends there to visit and it still feels like my second home. 🙂 Here are some highlights from that beautiful country.