Trip to the Mountains
Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Honduras is more like spring break in Panama City. Everyone from different parts of Honduras visits La Ceiba for this special week. I have yet to figure out what exactly is holy about this week, but it was cool to experience spring break Honduran style. Our host family invited us to go to Las Mangas, which is in the mountains to visit family. At his point in this trip I was looking forward to getting away from the city and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.
A typical house in the mountains.
Motorcycles are a way of life in Honduras and they are great for weaving in and out of traffic!
I remember those days, when it was socially acceptable to run around in underwear…
Maria and I decided to do some exploring and getting this picture was a challenge. Once I set the timer I had ten seconds to traverse ten feet of large rocks to get the perfect pose! I made it just in time…
The main house on the property
My bed for the duration of our mini vacation…
Laura and Maria’s bed for the trip…
Fisheye view of our room.
Outside view of our room.
Laundry in Las Mangas…
My favorite towel ever… I’ve had it for years and I hope to have it for many more!!
Swimming hole… even though we were in the mountains and it was cooler… it was still hot and a dip in the river was the highlight of the day.
These two shots are directly upstream from our swimming hole.
Maria and I attempted to make our way upstream… needless to say we were unsuccessful.
The other half of the swimming hole. Notice that large flat rock in the background leading into the river. Some local kids were using that as a natural slip ‘n’ slide. They would sit on empty milk jugs and slide down the rock into the river!
I feel at home in the mountains… and with views like these how can anyone feel any different!
I apply Pioneer Woman’s Photoshop Actions to every picture before I post them on my blog. I use the same for almost every photo. My favorites are boost and lovely and ethereal.
Sometimes, its fun to get creative and use actions like this… It brings a whole other side to a photo. I used the Old West Action to enhance this photo.
Maria snapped this great photo!! This was her first time using a fish eye lens!
Keep those eyes peeled for round two of the post. I will be posting photos showing you the artistic side of Las Mangas!!