Quebec to Panama 2017-2019

(North and Central America)
16 months - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Ruta Lenca - part 1

February 7, 2019  —  Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras

The Lenca Road is located in the southwest of Honduras. It's a mountainous region with superb landscapes and numerous century-old villages. The Lenca people are the largest indigenous group of Honduras with a population of about 100,000 souls.

Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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San Manuel de Colohete

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This village is home to the church of Nuestra Señora de Concepción, built in 1721. No nails were used in the construction of the church's roof.

Unfortunately, when I visited, the church was being renovated due to damages caused by the previous season's rains. Despite the work in progress, it was possible to admire the roof wooden framework. Impressive.

 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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San Sebastián

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 - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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San Marcos Caiquín

San Marcos Caiquín - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
San Marcos Caiquín - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
San Marcos Caiquín - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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La Campa

La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

La Campa is the most developed village of the region. It is known for its earthenware pottery.

La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Campa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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Road from San Sebastián to Tambla

Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Road from San Sebastián to Tambla - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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La Virtud

La Virtud - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Virtud - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Virtud - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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On the road

Candelaria - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valladolid - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valladolid - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
These two young men climbed the telecom tower without any safety equipment. They are more than 50 metres above the ground level, and all the time I looked at them, I think they only played with their telephone... The communication was probably very clear.