Saturday, January 24, 2015

A walk around Trujillo, Honduras

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

THE LAST stop on our cruise was Trujillo, Honduras, the oldest port town on the Honduran Caribbean coast. The view of the mountains rising straight out of the sea was breathtaking.





We longed to drive into the mountains, but it was a short day on land and a rainy one, so we decided to be content with walking around Trujillo, population 30,000 as of the last census in 2003.

Foraleza de Trujillo was built in 1575 to protect the town and Spain’s then 

burgeoning colonial interests.



I liked the texture of the wall on the building in the picture above this one.
And the bricolage of the composition of the wall — made of rocks and bricks and whatever else.

A row of cannons and our ship in the background.






Norwegian Cruise Line has only been sailing to this port since October, so the city is not as  touristy. 


I was enamored of the construction of this house.


There's a bromeliad growing out of the plaster of the wall above the door.
Trujillo behind us. 
The view from our balcony at sunset.

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow! How lovely. And to get there before it's all Americanized is even better. You're right - the random textures of the walls is their charm - it's beautiful and you captured that perfectly in your photos.

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  2. Of the three places we stopped on this cruise, we'd go back to Belize and Honduras and travel deeper into both countries. Thanks for being a reader, Liz. You know how much I really and truly appreciate it. Actually — more than you know!

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  3. Very nice Kelly! I discovered this blog while searching "Mark Twain in Honduras" Guess it was the quote at top - an excellent one by the way - that did it. Would you mind if I shared this page on the web site we're creating: holahonduras.net ?

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