Trujillo is a small town on the North Coast of Honduras, and as one guide book put, "Folks, Trujillo is the end of the road." It is quite literally the end of the road on the North Coast, except for the dirt road that goes to several little Garífuna villages. Christpher Columbus first set foot on Cental American soil at Punta Caxinas, or Cabo de Honduras August 14, 1502. The first Catholic mass in Central America was said on that date. The modern history of the town dates from 1524.
The Government Buildings
This is the produce market. This cute little boy is working in his family's stall. This child is so smart he can total up your purchases in his head, and make change without a cash register. If he doesn't have the change, or a plastic bag to put your stuff in, he will run down the street toget one. The other day I ask for tomatoes and he wouldn't sell me the ones he had because they were no good. Then he gave me two perfect bananas to make up for it. When Juan went back the next day, the good tomatoes had not arrived, so he bought one anyway. When he got home, there was a bell pepper in the bag, too. Check out the size of those carrots.
This is Wal-Mart, Honduran style. These stores line every steet in El Centro. Then you have street vendors who line up along the streets under makeshift tents and sell everything from fruits and vegetables to DVDs. We can buy videos for about a dollar and a half, and some of them have not been released nation wide in the US. You find this same set-up in the larger towns, too. "Tico" is a cell phone provider. When you see that sign, it means a place you can go and 'charge' your phone. Cell phone service is not by the month, it is by the minute, which is why people send a lot of text messages. My fingers don't move fast enough