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León to Lake Yojoa: Paranoia in Honduras 

The Tiny Traveller's latest travel story sees him slip into a state of paranoia en route from León in Nicaragua to a hostel beside the lake in Honduras. 

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"I glanced out of the window. There were no streetlights and the only sign of civilization was an occasional cluster of corrugated iron sheds, or perhaps a Coca Cola logo hand-painted onto a small brick wall. The moon had replaced the sun and strange shapes had starting appearing in dim shadows beside the road."

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My 14-hour bus journey from León in Nicaragua to Lake Yojoa in Honduras ended up being a lot more stressful than I bargained for. Without sufficient food and drink I let paranoia get the better of me. I should have listened to the sleeping cowboy not the drunk Canadian.
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León to Lake Yojoa: Paranoia in Honduras - A long form travel story with emotive photos.

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My 14-hour bus journey from León in Nicaragua to Lake Yojoa in Honduras ended up being a lot more stressful than I bargained for. Without sufficient food and drink I let paranoia get the better of me. I should have listened to the sleeping cowboy not the drunk Canadian.
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Hiya! In this blogpost I have experimented with more emotive / slightly abstract photography. It would be amazing if people could give me any feedback as to whether it enhances the piece :)

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My 14-hour bus journey from León in Nicaragua to Lake Yojoa in Honduras ended up being a lot more stressful than I bargained for. Without sufficient food and drink I let paranoia get the better of me. I should have listened to the sleeping cowboy not the drunk Canadian.
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Sparkling sapphire water stretches across the bay until it is confronted by a majestic range of volcanic mountains, making shapes in the sky like shadows in a dense thicket of forest. The faces and bodies of ancient Maya rulers form along the elevated horizon, as if watching over the lakeside villages to ensure that villagers don’t stray too far from their ancestral roots.
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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“It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, my Guatemalan cooking instructor for the day, says as she takes me up a hilly cobbled path that connects the traveller-filled lower half of San Pedro La Laguna to the Maya village above. “The traditional outfits are beautiful but they are expensive. Most men prefer to wear second-hand western clothes that cost just one or two Quetzales in the market. Sometimes I even like to wear other clothes too.”
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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Always eat and drink when on the road. Don't listen to drunks. And try not to let paranoia ruin your experience of new cultures....
My 14-hour bus journey from León in Nicaragua to Lake Yojoa in Honduras ended up being a lot more stressful than I bargained for. Without sufficient food and drink I let paranoia get the better of me. I should have listened to the sleeping cowboy not the drunk Canadian.
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León to Lake Yojoa: Paranoia in Honduras - Gone a slightly different way with my photos in this travel story. Would love to hear what people think about the use of emotive/abstract images :)
My 14-hour bus journey from León in Nicaragua to Lake Yojoa in Honduras ended up being a lot more stressful than I bargained for. Without sufficient food and drink I let paranoia get the better of me. I should have listened to the sleeping cowboy not the drunk Canadian.
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Having been used to the slow-paced stoner lifestyle of San Pedro’s tourist strip the energy of the Maya village hits me like a shot of espresso. A procession of children in school uniform is following a small brass band further up the hill. Some of the kids are brandishing crosses, others have makeshift footballs or bags filled with slices of mango. Women with baskets on their heads are calling out: “Hay pan de banana, hay pan de coco, hay pan de chocolate.” Men with guns are standing watch beside the bank.
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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“It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, my Guatemalan cooking instructor for the day, says as she takes me up a hilly cobbled path that connects the traveller-filled lower half of San Pedro La Laguna to the Maya village above. “The traditional outfits are beautiful but they are expensive. Most men prefer to wear second-hand western clothes that cost just one or two Quetzales in the market. Sometimes I even like to wear other clothes too.”
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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“–Oh, it’s just ‘cos I’m famous. I’m a boxer. I thought you were taking a picture of me,” He pointed to a few empty bottles of Toña on a table beside us. “A photographer was taking pictures of me earlier, we had a few beers, you know, hangin’ out,”
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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