Hello there my name is Luis Cruz I’m a honduran currently living in New Zealand in the beautiful city of wellington where I live and study, I’m starting this new blog as a way of expressing ideas about honduras and travel, I’m also would like to blog about inequality and corruption in the world using Honduras as my point of departure and maybe i can put the pieces of the puzzle together on what is really going on in Honduras in the big picture. I’m interested on issues of poverty and the role of overseas people on helping hondurans to get out of poverty.
Now getting back to the title of this post I was thinking today of what things make me homesick every once and a while and there are actually various things starting with language, dispite me been able to communicate in english without any problems I still miss the beautifull and musical sounds of my native spanish language and the good sense of humour that comes with growing up in Honduras. The other thing a really really miss is the food, some of you may think that is because i’m a guy but really it is more than just the flavours and the amounts of course; food in Honduras is for some a time to socialise and share thoughts with friends and family, but for others no so much a time to indulge but survive while living day by day in a country where poverty is what many experience. But for me good Honduran food is like a door that leads me to those memories that i considere special, moments shared with family and friends that are priceless. and finally i miss the nice weather, no ofence to the Kiwis but I prefer sunny weather most days, it reminds me of how much time i used to spent in the outdoors.
Even though i have adjusted to the Kiwi lifestyle and weather and enjoy living in this beautiful nation that has great things that i wish I could transfer to Honduras. I still every once and a while get homesick specially in christmas time. before concluding this post i would like to share couple of my first experiences in New Zealand that were quite different for instance when Kiwis say be there at 7pm they actually mean be there ten to 7pm but of course for me as a good honduran it means leave your house at 7pm, but of course there are some similarities too for instance when you go to the toilet in New Zealand it has two flushing options on the left is half flush and next to it is full flush, it make perfect sense like in Honduras small bucket or big bucket for flushing the toilet.