Roatan (the final post!)

One of the best things about Roatan was the incredible sunsets that we got to watch every evening. I don’t think you can ever get tired of watching the sun set over the ocean, watching the sky turn purple and gold, watching the path of sunlight work its way across the water before disappearing.
Every evening we were treated to a beautiful show, and every night the stars were out in full force. That’s something I really miss living in the city, seeing stars.
A few notes for you if you want to travel to Roatan. The island is absolutely beautiful, the snorkelling/diving is some of the best in the world and I would highly recommend it. However, Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to travel to. We felt completely safe in Roatan but we didn’t go to the mainland. There is definitely an obvious military presence, all of the banks, gas stations, tourist beaches have armed guards on them.
If you want information on what is happening in Honduras I find this to be a fairly good, if overly simplified summation, The Awful Facts Behind the White House’s Plans to Help Honduras. It’s something you should be informed on if you plan to travel there. Tourism is now the number one industry in Roatan, I hope more tourists go there, growing the industry and creating jobs on the island. It is far from any of the dangerous areas, I loved my time there and do recommend it, but I just believe it is best not to travel in ignorance.

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