Brews & Waterfalls

Posted on July 21, 2010 by

Honduras

Bob, the owner and brewmaster, built the actual brewery in a shipping container in the 3 car parking lot – also where we camped. It was pretty sweet set up, and further proved Jason’s theory that shipping containers can be used for anything. He’s hoping our next home will feature one. If it has a brewery inside it, I’ll be more interested.

The bathrooms here are shared by giant slugs, and more of the suicide showers. We survived, but there was a pool that Bode declared ‘bath enough.’

We set out the next day for the Pulhapanzak waterfall. It was really nice and we got close enough to get completely soaked. The path was muddy and slippery and Bode was going down every 5 seconds, so we opted out of the trip that takes you behind the falls. We talked to some folks later that attempted it, but had to bail out when they had to swim through a pitch black cave in freezing water.

Since everyone at the hostel was game for the same trip, we ended up stuffing 4 additional people in the bus for the afternoon. Climbing hills was a little tougher than normal, but otherwise all was good.

We also took a hike to The Blue Hole. The short hike was really nice, and took us through old coffee plantations, around Mayan ruins, over a raging river and through jungle with orchid-covered trees. The variety and density of plant life here is really astounding. However, the Blue Hole is optimistically named. In reality it was green and a dengue-fever breeding ground. At least the hike was nice.

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  1. Jad says:

    Parking next to the brewery is both convenient and safe. I mean, you’re right there for your post-hike beers, and you don’t have to drive anywhere afterward. A thing of beauty, indeed.

    You guys are fantastic. I’ve been following your trip every step of the way. Thanks for the wonderful stories and photos.

    Cheers,

    Jad

  2. julie says:

    i like the reference to dengue-fever.

    i’m in nyc and it’s about 90 – feels like 115. so i bought 2 new pairs jeans!!

    julie

  3. Jim says:

    Hey folks;

    A Honduran micro-brewery….awesome! Now I really have a reason to visit Honduras. Business travel!

    Curious, is Bob from Portland, or somewhere in the NW? If so, I’m wondering if any of the brewery folks here know of him.

    Hope you continue to have fun. But remember,…
    we’re watching you…
    from a distance.

    and safe travels,
    Jim in Portland

  4. Steve P. says:

    Pulhapanzak and a micro-brewery … excellent! Now aren’t ya glad you didn’t skip Honduras :) Did you guys swim in the river above the falls?

  5. Kristina Z. says:

    Awwwww… our picture made it onto the site! Had a blast hanging at the brewery with you! Hope to run into you again. We’re always keeping our eyes out for the van! :-)

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