Honduras Part Three: a week in the rainforest

July 2007

It was an early start to leave the Cayos Cochinos for a rainforest on the mainland: Cusuco National Park. After a breakfast of pancakes, beans, eggs and cheese, we were taken to the airport so that we could change buses. During the changeover, we were allowed a break so we all ran to the closest food outlet: Wendy’s. Although we had had some decent meals during the week, we all needed a good burger. As such, it was one of the best burgers I had ever tasted.

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Honduras Part Two: a week in the Caribbean

July 2007

My week with the conservation charity on the beaches of the Cayos Cochinos soon fell into a routine of getting up early and snorkelling twice a day through the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second biggest reef system in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef.

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Honduras Part One: arriving on a Caribbean island

July 2007

My trip to Honduras seems like many, many years ago now. That’s probably because it was. It was my first ever trip out of Europe. I was 15 and it was in 2007. My school had organised a Biology trip with a conservation charity – Operation Wallacea – for two weeks, so after exams off we went.

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