Photographer's Note

I arrived Tegucigalpa on a late evening. It was dark as the bus was winding its way down the hills. The city lights made it a wonderful sight. It reminded me of Las Vegas, where also all the city lights suddenly appeared and lit up the whole valley. But I knew this was not Las Vegas. It was the second most dangerous capital city in the world if you look at the crime rates, and I arrived after dark. Little did I expect that later the very same night I would find myself dancing salsa at a devoted bar together with local friends. Not that I can dance, but at least I gave it a try. After all, salsa is an important part of Honduras.

The next day I spent fully living like a local. Yes, Tegucigalpa is a dangerous city, but I learned to love it. It was perhaps the most interesting of the Central American capitals and I can recommend it if you dare. Me and my friends sat on a bus to Santa Lucia, a very popular village in the hills outside of Tegucigalpa, or Tegus as locals call it. There are always many families from the city who goes to enjoy the fair at Santa Lucia during weekends, and at night there are concerts for the younger people.

The city center of Tegus is one where you need to be careful with the DSLR camera. I can see there are only four images here already at TrekEarth. I only used it on the squares very quick, but that felt safe. This yellow church is one of the most popular in Tegus and is one out of many signs of Spanish rule.

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Additional Photos by Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 53 N: 654] (3326)
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