Vacation Still Fun Despite Political Crisis


“The president’s been arrested already this morning,” hotel owner Jeff Kuken told me and my wife one Sunday morning in late June.

We had spent months planning a vacation across Honduras, but now Latin America’s first military coup in decades was unfolding on the third day of our trip. Not exactly part of our plans, and definitely not included in guidebooks that painted Honduras as the Next Big Destination for affordable eco-tourism.

“The military flew him out of the country at gunpoint,” said Kuken, a Boston native who owns Casa Calico on this beautiful island known for its scuba diving and snorkeling.

We wondered whether it would be possible to have fun and relax in a beautiful country going through political chaos. The answer turned out to be a resounding yes — with some changes in plans and a bit of luck…

Read the story
Rest and Unrest on Vacation in Honduras
here.

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer
ROATAN, Honduras November 16, 2009

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