Name: Aaron Josue Elvir Romero
School: Universidad Catolica de Honduras
Star sign: Virgo
Chinese sign: Dragon
I live in a small town called El Progreso, which means The Progress in Spanish, my mother tongue. The town has 150,000 habitants.
We have only two seasons: summer and winter. The temperatures oscillate between 35 and 37 degrees Celcius in summer and 25 to 30 degrees in winter.
I live near a mountain called Mico Quemado. It is an ecological hot spot, but it's important for the people of my hometown also because it's the source of the town's water supply.
I love to wake up in the morning, go outside and look at the mountain. It's very relaxing, and you can enjoy the fresh air and hear the birds sing.
I like hearing about the problems other people face and trying to solve these problems together. A problem is only a question without an answer.
I like helping others, and taking care of the environment in which I live. If the people around me are happy, I am happy too. I always try to see the positive side of life.
I am studying medicine at a university near my hometown. I want to become a cardiologist and help the people that need me.
I try to be sensitive to social differences; I think it is very important to know about social issues, cultures and traditions.
I can speak Spanish and English. I'm now in Hong Kong with the AFS Intercultural Exchange programme so I'm trying to learn Cantonese as well.
At school, I played a lot of basketball, did karate and indulged my favourite activity, folk dancing. I have learned folk dancing since I was six years old.
My university work now takes up a lot of my time, so I have stopped all my activities, except basketball. To relax, I listen to music. My favourites styles are rock, instrumental, bossa nova, salsa, merengue (a genre of Latino music) and some oldies, such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Paul Anka and Carlos Santana.
Sunday is family day in Honduras. We light a barbecue and prepare and cook everything together. One person sets the table, while another cuts the meat, and then we all help my father to cook. I enjoy sharing this time with my family.
At home, I also have to do a little housework, such as tidy my room, feed the dogs and give them a bath, and mow the lawn.
The most important festival in Honduras is Easter. Ours is a Catholic country, so we take part in religious activities such as a walk through the city in silence like Jesus did when his disciples took him to Pilate.
In La Ceiba and Puerto Cortes, vibrant cities on the coast, we also have carnivals with colourful parades.
If you ever come to Honduras, you will enjoy it 'a lo grande!' - a lot. We have beautiful beaches, a strong sense of culture and biological wealth.
Islas de la Bahia has the most beautiful beaches, with white sand and clean water, and the most beautiful women.
If you like history, I suggest you go to Copan Ruins, located in the east of Honduras. The Mayan people lived there thousands of years ago and left Copan full of traditional art and culture. This is our greatest tourist attraction.
Honduras is a small country with three great worlds: nature, culture and tourist attractions.
You will never forget a trip to this special place.
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