The trail has been really cool; we’ve gotten to see a lot of interesting things. Earlier on we did several tours of landmarks, ruins, and various places like caves and a coffee plantation. I learned about the history of the area and how it came to be like it is today.
Back from when the trail when volcano boarding!
During our travels we’ve stopped in several different cities and towns, getting to experience the culture of each one. I really liked trying different types of food and learning about the lifestyles in each place. It’s great how we get to see so many places as each city seems to offer something new or unique.
Personally I am a big coffee fan so I’ve enjoyed tasting different brews. The majority is local and grows in the surrounding areas. One of my favorite places was the small island of Flores in Guatemala. There were beautiful views of the lake and areas to swim as it had a very relaxing vibe.
Then in Cofradia, Honduras we volunteered at a school where I helped teach 6th grade for the week. A family took us in and we got authentic homemade Honduran food for each meal! We got a sense of what the schooling is like and I found it very different from back at home.
After a somewhat stressful but exciting week, we came to Utila, an island in the Caribbean sea of the coast of Honduras. It is definitely another favorite of mine from the trip so far. It offers a fun atmosphere with beaches, bars, restaurants and tons of things to do.
I’ve liked how the trail is mixed with busy and slower activities; it’s nice to relax after lots of traveling and excitement. Here we also sampled a variety of food from a cheap local breakfast stand to nice dinners, all of which have been delicious.
Overall I’ve really enjoyed the trail so far and observed many new perspectives of the locals and other international travelers all through Central America.
By current trail volunteer Danielle Niemann.
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