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Honduras

Shortly before, the country had been hit by hurricane Mitch.

date of entry 18/02/1999
mileage 245,041

capital Tegucigalpa

area 112.090 km²

population 7.989.415

GDP 16.79 Bill. US-Dollar

official language Spanish

On their first trip in 1999 there was little time to spare for sightseeing. What was more, a hurricane had inflicted heavy damage. Only on their second visit, in 2002, did the Holtorfs set off on the trail of the Maya.
  • Children offered their catch by the roadside. But what were the Holtorfs meant to do with small crocodiles?
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  • A view of the capital, Tegucigalpa. The city lies 840 metres above sea level. The local people say the name comes from the Mayan language and means "silver mountain".
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  • Everywhere in this Central American country, the Holtorfs came across archaeological sites containing Mayan ruins.
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  • In addition to pyramids, there are statues testifying to the advanced level of Mayan civilisation.
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  • Video: Honduras – from bureaucratic safari to Mayan ruins