And the winner is…

Tegucigalpa, Honduras!

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Image by Juancbg2015 on Wikimedia Commons.)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Image by Juancbg2015 on Wikimedia Commons.)

If you’ve been so lucky not to suffer through my incessant daydreaming (Or daymaring… is that a thing? If not it is now.) over the past few months, let me start by saying J and I got married and we’re heading back on MSG Duty! We’ll be spending the next 18 months in Honduras, fondly known as the murder capital of the world, in Tegucigalpa (tay-goo-see-gaul-puh).

From what I’ve read, crime is a serious limitation on life there, but you can’t judge a city by its murder statistics, right? Admittedly we know nothing about Honduras, so we’ll focus on the positives until we can make our own judgments:

  • Perpetual summer. Thank you, powers that be, for sparing us from yet another winter. Sacrificial offerings will be made in your honor for as long as the weather hovers between 60-85 year round.
  • Learning Spanish. As I understand it, almost no one in the capital speaks English, so we’ll want to learn some Spanish. Challenge joyfully accepted.
  • Regional travel. Neither of us have ever been to Central America, so it’s a whole new region to explore. Jungles, hiking, scubaing, and beaches galore (Google image search Roatan right now… we’ll meet you there in 40 minutes.) Also a potential for sloth sightings.
  • Proximity to ‘Merica. I don’t plan on returning to America often (if at all), but knowing that Miami is a short 2.5 hour flight away is appealing to friends and family who may want to come to us!
  • It’s not Cherry Point. No offense, North Carolina, but it was time for something new.

On the other hand, Toncontin International airport is considered one of the most dangerous in the world, so that should be buckets of fun for this anxious flier. You know it’s a good one when even the pilot says “that’s not fun!” So much for focusing on the positive!

So, who wants to come visit?!
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