Marcha de hambre

Dear readers,

It might be a bit insensitive to say this considering I went on a hunger march yesterday, I have an overwhelming urge to eat a load of nachos and dip them in a homemade salsa made by yours truly.

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They’ll be eaten while doing a report for ESPN regarding Saturday’s game. A robust Honduran performance meant the game finished 0-0. I know first hand that all Hondurans play like that, professional or amateur. Cynical challenges, elbows in faces, clipped ankles, upturned studs are all part of the fun and games. Yes, maybe Emilio Izaguirre booting the ball Sturridge’s stomach while on the ground was a bit uncalled for, but the Hondurans like the odd hard tackle, and I can see a few of the French players, known for being a bit delicate, being hospitalised. What’s good is that the Honduran morale has lifted.

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I especially like this image that’s been doing the rounds on facebook today. How many more world superstars won’t play in this world cup?

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I’m adding the below photo just for humour sake.

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Just to let you know, Pam’s mate Vera is now sitting up in bed, just two weeks after her tragic crash.

Yesterday, Sunday, I got up at 5.45 to go on a hunger march. It went right down Boulevard Morazan to the stadium and a mega amount of people were on it. Thousands and thousands but how many thousands I’m unsure. Thank God it was at that time because it was burning hot by the time we were done. Tegus is an inferno at the moment. I’m literally dripping with sweat while writing this and it’s almost 7pm. God knows how the England team are going to cope. I supported Pamela, and she was supporting the PR section in the Central Banco de Honduras, who help fund and  set up all kinds of charity We were supposed to start walking at 7.30. It didn’t go until 8.30, and finished 10ish. We also had an McMuffin on the way which kind of defeats the purpose of the hunger march, but it was much needed. Here are some pictures. Enjoy.

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About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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