I went out with my camera on Wednesday (ship day) to take some photos. One thing you will notice is a shortage of tourists buying and shopping at the shops around the port.
|every person i spoke to said the same thing: it is so slow!|
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So why am I writing this blog?? I am here today to implore you: PLEASE HELP! Take a short walk outside the port and you will see the Methodist Market where they are over 20 different vendors inside selling their wares. And continue walking along the street where you will see people hoping to make even ONE sale. Or get your hair braided. Or stop at a restaurant for local food (iguana anyone?!) or a nice cold drink. Basically consider blessing the locals here and drop some of your money into their hands.
And please stop in the Make in Roatan shop so and let me know that you read this and I will thank you personally for your kindness and help.
I am asking you to consider that if you spend money anywhere that it can mean a meal for a family. Seriously. During the slow season people are doing well if they get one meal a day. It breaks my heart. We need your help during this slow season. Tourism is our primary industry on the island so I thank you in advance for coming for your vacation. I just want to share the need we face every summer when less ships come. Please be generous! Plan on it and I know you will be blessed as you think about helping out the families here that are trying to simply make it through this slow season.
|Pedro showing off his latest creation!|