Tuesday, 20 May 2014

San Pedro Sula traffic in the old days...





A rare view of downtown San Pedro Sula in this Volkswagen ad from the late sixties. The ad reads as follows:

In Honduras, gasoline costs 52 cents a gallon.

And the temperatures soar to 120 above.
And water is scarce.
And the roads are wicked.
And people aren’t rich.
So is it any wonder that in a town like San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 100% of the taxis are Volkswagen taxis? And 100% of the buses are Volkswagen buses?
“1839 dólares. 26 millas por galón. No agua.”

A Volkswagen makes as much sense in Spanish as it does in English.

Unfortunately for Volkswagen, these days it’s mostly Toyotas that roam the streets of San Pedro Sula…

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Honduras is getting ready for Brazil



Honduras is getting excited for the World Cup in Brazil! If you want to know a bit more about Honduras’ history in soccer, watch this excellent FIFA video! (In English and Spanish with English subtitles)