Monday, March 28, 2011
It's been a while since I've stopped in to let you all in on my life in Honduras but since I have one month left in country I felt it was about that time. This post will be based on the men of Honduras...the good the bad and the ugly.
Let me just say that in my town there is not much eye candy. The men here are either married with lots of kids, town drunks, or my colegio students. I recently received a phone call from a mysterious man named Oscar who apparently lives in the next aldea over and is "in love" with me. I responded to this phone call by telling him I had no idea who he was and so it was impossible for him to be in love with me. Something tells me he probably sat in on one of my condom demonstrations during an HIV prevention charla.
Those of you that know me are well aware that I have not dated anyone since coming to Honduras. Mainly because I have not been attracted to anyone. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the men here are ugly. I'm just saying that the majority of men here are under 5'5'', usually missing a few teeth, work really hard in the fields with limited access to showers (meaning their smell leaves some to be desired), like to show off their panzas and in general just look like they've lived a hard life.
I had basically given up on the idea that I would meet a Honduran man who could light my fire. Then a friend from the states came to visit me and we decided to venture over to the beautiful island of Utila. Turns out that all the good looking men have been hiding out on this little oasis. Obviously I was in heaven as every man I met got better looking - and spoke English so I didn't have to make an ass out of myself trying to communicate in Spanish. These guys had great smiles with full sets of teeth, muscular builds, were tall, and for those of you who judge a man by his hands (sweet Jen!) had very large and strong hands.
So for all those volunteers that have given up on Honduran men...go to Utila. Go scuba diving, watch some sunsets, drink yourself retarded, dance yourself clean, and enjoy the views!