Before us the ocean was brilliant blue green with mild 4-foot swells. We sped across the Honduran channel at 40 mph aboard the Galaxy Wave Ferry, knick-named the “Vomit Comet.” The name is well deserved due to the typical chop encountered in these seas.

We were heading to the Honduran coastal town of La Ceiba from the island of Roatan. I thought seasickness pills were in order, but my wife went without.

We stayed on deck for the 31-mile trip, keeping our eyes on the horizon, having no problems. Some of the macho young men didn’t feel so good near the end of the one-hour trip, with many grabbing waste bags as staff handed them out. The shoreline view was stunning with the Nombre Del Dios Mountains rising dramatically over the gritty coastal town of La Ceiba.

The smells and sights of mainland Honduras got my pulse pumping as we disembarked the high-speed ferry. Getting the luggage was easy. Those that yelled the loudest and spoke Spanish harangued the baggage handlers over to their luggage. My wife, Karen, and I could only muster a few words of Spanish, so we got ours last.

I found a taxi willing to drive us 15 miles into the Honduran interior where an eco-lodge awaited us. We were hoping to hike Pico Bonito National Park and raft the Rio Cangrejal River, while sampling some of the other natural features before going back to the island of Roatan for snorkeling and beach time.

But first we wanted to sample some Honduran foods, including the famous baleada. Using my best Spanish, I tried to persuade our taxi driver to take us to his favorite dining spot. It was always “no, senor” and something like “danger.” I persisted until he stopped the cab and used his fingers like guns, “bang, bang.” Somewhere in the translation my baleada got mixed up with his bandit. He thought we wanted him to take us to bandoliers.

Using hand to mouth eating gestures, he realized we were hungry and didn’t want any part of Central American bandits. We were in luck as La Ceiba’s Saturday market was in full swing. The local stands were cooking the burrito-like baleadas. Braised beef was simmering in coconut milk, than wrapped up in a tortilla like shell with sauteed vegetables giving off a heavenly aroma. The baleadas were 35 lempira ($2) each and $1 for a fresh-squeezed blended juice…Continue story Written by Mike McFadzen here.

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