After I flee the sandfly infested shores of Trujillo, I head, alone again, into La Moskitia.
La Moskitia is a huge area in North Eastern Honduras consisting of large areas of uninhabited tropical jungle, savannah and swamp. The wide flung communities are interlinked by canoe transport on a complex system of rivers and lagoons that leave maps of the area more blue than green.
The region, which is mostly famous for its outlaws and missionaries, is also home to a host of indigenous communities with distinctive linguistic and cultural characteristics. The first communities I come across as I ride the beach road from Iriona are Garifuna – descendents of the Afro-Caribbean slaves.