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La Feria Isidra
La Ceiba’s Annual Festival is Decadent and Depraved; and I Can’t Stay Away!

May 30th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

La Feria Isidra <h5>La Ceiba’s Annual Festival is Decadent and Depraved; and I Can’t Stay Away!  </h5>

Jumping on the ferry to photograph the Carnaval in La Ceiba was at the top of my “to-do” list when I bought the Voice in March. I always liked La Ceiba. Sure, it may have the highest crime rate in the known universe. But it has a sultry charm about

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Carnaval La Ceiba 2012 photo gallery

May 30th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

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Semana Santa in Pictures
Holy Week Draws Welcome Crowds to Bay Islands Beaches

April 27th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Semana Santa in Pictures <h5> Holy Week Draws Welcome Crowds to Bay Islands Beaches </h5>

The week before Easter is the busiest of the year for Bay Islands tourism, and 2012 saw the customary crowds on beaches, roadways and in every type of lodging. Galaxy Wave ferried significantly more passengers to Roatan this year than in the previous

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On a Wing Across the Sea
A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

On a Wing Across the Sea <h5> A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands </h5>

Open sea windsurfing from the Bay Islands to the Coast has been a part of Honduras for over 30 years. While most people windsurf inside the reef, a few venture outside, a few miles out or farther, where the wind is steady and strong. The eastern trade

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A ‘Miracle’ of Survival
As Tourist Seaplane Crashes in West Bay Community Effort Saves Lives

February 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

A 'Miracle' of Survival <h5> As Tourist Seaplane Crashes in West Bay Community Effort Saves Lives </h5>

On Wednesday, January 11, around 1:30 pm, the seaplane plane picked up passengers on West Bay beach. The yellow 2001 “Air Camera” seaplane taxied out to begin what was supposed to be a routine 15-minute fun-flight around Roatan.

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A Painful Upgrade
West End is Finally Getting a Sewage System, New Potable Water System and Likely a Paved Road. Getting there has not been Easy.

January 11th, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Painful Upgrade <h5> West End is Finally Getting a Sewage System, New Potable Water System and Likely a Paved Road. Getting there has not been Easy. </h5>

West End residents took out their quad-bikes from their sheds, saddled their horses and tried to make the best out of it. Still, as tourist season picked up, their patience began to wear thin. Nearing the height of the tourist season the biggest municipal

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Pirate Isles
The Mysterious Times when the Archipelago Teemed with Lawless Characters and Some English Privateers

December 11th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Pirate Isles <h5> The Mysterious Times when the Archipelago Teemed with Lawless Characters and Some English Privateers </h5>

The period of the XVI – XVIII centuries was a volatile time in the Bay of Honduras. Spanish ships sailed twice a year from Trujillo to Spain with Honduran gold and silver. The Spanish Armada sailed periodically from Panama and Cartagena to Havana, passing

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Lettuce to Everyone
A Hydroponics Plantation Provides Islanders with a Valuable Boost of Vitamins and Iron

November 11th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Lettuce to Everyone <h5> A Hydroponics Plantation Provides Islanders with a Valuable Boost of Vitamins and Iron </h5>

The Blue Harbour Plantation, 128 acres of rolling, wooded hills was started by Jana and Val Eylands in 1998. “We fell in love with the place on our first trip down and bought our farm immediately,” says Val Eylands who has a PHD in Agronomy, while Jana

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Paul of the Fire
An Amazing Performer Perfects his Craft on Roatan

October 17th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Paul of the Fire <h5> An Amazing Performer Perfects his Craft on Roatan </h5>

In darkness with dazzling, spinning flames, Paul moves confidently on the sandy beach. Each step is firmly planted while his torso undulates and his arms and wrists rotate the flames of the fire poi. Looking like a six-armed Indian fire god, Paul spins

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Saving the Past
Two Women take Charge in Preserving Roatan’s History

September 10th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Saving the Past <h5> Two Women take Charge in Preserving Roatan's History </h5>

Saving the past of Roatan isn’t an easy task. The island doesn’t boast the brick and mortar historical vestige that many old English and Spanish settlements in the Caribbean do. Roatan is rich in history, yet it has few monuments and visible artifacts

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