Where Have I Been? Stranded…
September 28, 2009
Well just a bit- last week I was in Honduras visting the tobacco fields and fabrica of Rocky Patel. What an adventure and incredible time it was, too- wow! Great hospitality from wonderful people, not to mention the endless cigars, rum, beer, and food all while sitting by the pool. Very relaxing and luxurious.
Only thing was that the Honduras ex President, Zelaya, returned and caused some political difficulties. Zelaya had attempted to rewrite the constitution and declare himself dictator, but the Honduras people refused to allow it and had him leave. Chavez, along with some others, would like to see this dictatorship go through (and eliminate the people’s choice of elections).. and so when Zelaya returned to Honduras during our stay, the airport was closed along with the borders to prevent outside interference to aid Zelaya in his ideals.
At all times we were safe and the Hondurans are a great people. Once the airports opened all airlines from America were selecting to not fly in or out, which left us stranded. We were able to travel to Nicaragua and visit Esteli for a day or so and visit friends until leaving out of Managua the next day. I cannot thank everyone from Rocky Patel enough for all that they did- they took care of us up and beyond, and continued their hospitality with food, rum, and cigars for those unexpected extra days and made certain that we returned home safely. There was never a worry, as they made us feel very well at home.
All in all it was an incredible visit- and one I would repeat in a heartbeat! We had such a wonderful time and learned so much, it was an incredible experience. I’ll be posting videos and photos soon on my Smoking Hot Cigar Chick blog for those interested- I may post some here as well but the meat of it will all be there, so be sure to check in. I have lots of fashion updates to fill you in with as well- right now I am getting things back in order but the updates will be up shortly.
I’ll be speaking with you soon!