A Trip to Trujillo

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Our weeks of volunteering are long and hot.  As much as we all love working with the kids, we spend a fair amount of time discussing weekend plans.  After a much-needed rest, we are all ready to start teaching and sweating again on Monday morning.
_DSC0347Last weekend, my housemate and fellow volunteer, Chris, and I took a road trip to the capital city of a nearby state.  Trujillo has the feel of a small village.  It sits on the coast about 3-4 hours east of El Porvenir.  We stayed at the beautiful Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, swam in the warm Caribbean waters, learned about the history of the area, ate great food and visited the nearby village of Santa Fe.  The Garifuna people, descendants of West Africans, of Santa Fe were friendly and many wanted to have conversations as we walked through the streets.
 
Here are some photos from our trip to give you a taste of what we learned along the way. (Click the icon to make it full screen.)

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Comments (15):

  1. Anthony & Jean

    July 15, 2016 at 02:27

    Hi Tim,
    Great photo tour of your trip. Some of the shots look exactly as we remember Roatan. Glad to hear the teaching is going well but also that you are getting a break from it from time to time.
    Cheers
    Anthony & Jean

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:00

      We went to Utila (not far from Roatan) this weekend and it’s amazing. Great snorkeling trip today! Cheers!

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  2. Anne

    July 15, 2016 at 07:30

    Absolutely beautiful photos glad things are going so well can’t wait to hear more love Ron and Anne

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:01

      I’m starting to get requests for photos – from the kids and the volunteers. Having fun.

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  3. Brandon

    July 15, 2016 at 08:28

    Looks like a beautiful quiet place. The beach looks amazing. Glad you are having fun. The pictures are coming out really good too. New camera?

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:03

      I bought this camera (Nikon D5300) last year before India and Nepal. I brought three lenses with me also. So far, so good, but I’m still learning how to use it.

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  4. Elaine Temel

    July 15, 2016 at 14:51

    Incredible shots. Glad you got some weekend R & R!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:05

      Thanks, Elaine.

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  5. Linda

    July 15, 2016 at 18:47

    Great pictures. I am so glad your journey took you to our shores . Come and visit tranquility bay again.

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:05

      I do hope to get back there. Thanks!

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  6. Paula M Agins

    July 16, 2016 at 09:33

    Loved the photos! Happy to read you had a little get away!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 16, 2016 at 23:08

      It’s amazing – when you’re away from home, weekends really are weekends. I’m not bogged down with all the stuff that needs to be done at home, just deciding whether to go to the beach, the mountains, snorkeling or waterfalls, . . . .

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  7. Deidre Toole

    July 19, 2016 at 18:31

    Sounds like you are having the experience of a life time! Gorgeous photos! Get someone to take one of you.
    Miss you.

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    • Tim Flanagan

      July 25, 2016 at 14:26

      There are now some shots of me in a few posts – I’m really here!

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  8. Cindy Cassidy

    July 22, 2016 at 08:11

    These pictures are amazing Tim!!

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