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Honduras

Roatanned


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After 6 weeks of spending 24/7 with one person, I headed on to Honduras and Roatan solo once again. So many people have been gracious and generous in complimenting my bravery and determination to do so much solo traveling but the full truth is that I'm always scared as well! I've read and heard from many other solo backpackers who say the same thing. Every time I buy a ticket or pack a bag to head off on my own, I'm nervous, I have second thoughts, I wonder if I should really go all alone... And then I feel the fear and do it anyway. Leaving my Mom was no exception. Though it hadn't been long since I'd been doing everything myself, there was no part of me that wanted to see her go. But I was allowed one quick tear, a 30 second pity party, and then I walked on to that ferry ready for my next adventure. Because it is always worth it and the great moments far outweigh the scared ones. I have amazing, supportive friends and family at home, people who I am so lucky to know will be there for me when I get back. And there are always new places, faces, cultures to discover. And I found exactly that on Roatan. I enjoyed a few days exploring the island. It is a beautiful, green, sandy, friendly island. I stayed in Half Moon Bay which is gorgeous...

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Had a great view right from my room door...

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And got to watch huge waves crashing in on one rainy day...

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I went down to West Bay beach to enjoy some sand, sun and margaritas...

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And also enjoyed the views from the hilltops of the island...

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And soaked up some beautiful sunsets..

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It was a short but beautiful stay before taking a little plane off the island and to the mainland.

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The second flight (of the three that took me to Nicaragua) was the scariest of my life.. That little plane experienced a looot of turbulence. So much that it had people beside me saying some audible prayers. But we made er safely and the views leaving the island were amazing..

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Crossing to El Salvador and then on to Nicaragua was also beautiful.. my best plane views of the trip.

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Now the solo adventures end again and I was off to meet Jody in Managua.

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Posted by elliehirch 17:29 Archived in Honduras Comments (0)

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