This Year’s Thanksgiving Includes Honduras

Thanksgiving brings people together. Whether it’s the Canadian Thanksgiving in October or this weekend’s American Thanksgiving, plan to get together with friends and family to celebrate.

Some freshly caught crab to add to your seafood soup.

Some freshly caught crab to add to your seafood soup.

It doesn’t matter if you have retired or just spend a few months abroad each year…being “thankful” is worth celebrating wherever you find yourself at this time of the year.

Consider incorporating your natives country’s traditions and recipes with those of your newly adopted home to establish new traditions and memories.  While not all countries celebrate the same cultural holidays worldwide, it’s always fun to introduce yours to them and theirs to yours. After all, isn’t that part of the joy of travel and retirement abroad?

Shopping the local markets for fresh produce.

Shopping the local markets for fresh produce.

If you are spending this year’s Thanksgiving in the Banana Coast of Honduras then gather up your friends and plan an amazing meal.  Bake your pumpkin pies and baste that turkey but with all of that fresh seafood, consider making some sopa de caracol (conch soup) and pastelitos (stuffed meat pies), stuffed tamales, enchiladas, tacos Hondureno.  Why not cook some chismol, pinchos (shish kabobs) or fresh tortillas. Buy some fresh coconut bread made by the local Honduran women to compliment your meal.

DSC_0644 Yummy coconut bread maker and seller at Louisas

This lovely lady makes the most delicious coconut bread.

Not only will you have an amazing meal with wonderful friends both old and new, you will be reminded how lucky you are. After all, that’s the point isn’t it

Happy Thanksgiving!!