Quebec to Panama 2017-2019

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

Ruta Lenca - part 2

February 8, 2019  —  Honduras

Erandique

Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

Erandique is the most beautiful village of the region, and possibly of the country. The village was at the earth of the Lenca rebellion waged by the indigenous chief Lempira againsts the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

The village has three nice parks, each with a superb church and a century-old tree of the Ceiba family. Three churches within one kilometre for a population of about 16,000 people.

It may seem incredible, but during a walk around the village, youngsters asked me for a donation to help in the construction of a fourth church, yes for real! After telling them that I thought three churches were enough, a young girl told me that it was for a different ministry...

Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Erandique - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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Yamaranguila

A small village with nice public benches.

Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Yamaranguila - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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La Esperanza

La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

La Esperanza is the highest city in Honduras at 1,980 metres.

La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

La Gruta s a small chapel sculpted directly in the rock.

La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
La Esperanza - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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Valle de Azacualpa

Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

Magnificent valley north of the city of La Esperanza.

Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
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Valle de Azacualpa - Río Grande

Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras

The Río Grande disappears in the valley below, after a drop of some 120 metres.

Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras
Río Grande - Valle de Azacualpa - Ruta Lenca - Honduras