Casa Dona Elena B & B
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... country which has been a plesant surprise. Although all of this is moot anyway, I was simply transiting here, in a nice heavily policed bus station, full of regular people just going about their daily lives.
I'd woken up feeling pretty queasy, which at this point had developed into toiletry issues, so neither bus was particularly enjoyable. The bus to Copan Ruinas (our new destination) did have A/C making it too cold. This jaunty took ...
... is looked upon as one of the main Mayan sites and it definitely deserves the accolades. It is an extremely impressive site with some large pyramids and fine structures. Some of the plazas have been cleared of vegetation, so you can get a good view of the temples. Oddly enough, trees have taken root on some of the structures which reminded me of Ankor Wat in Cambodia. Even more uncanny was the fact that there are large faces carved in stone on some of the temples which ...
... There were 5 players on each side with the aim of the game to hit a ball at one of the three Macau bird statues on the opposite side whilst not letting the ball touch the floor (it disturbed the sleeping gods in the underworld). Pretty simple. Well apart from the fact the ball was hard and weighed 8lbs, and players couldn't use their hands, head or feet to hit the ball. And the prize for the winner? Human sacrifice. The reason the rules are known is that the game is ...
... of the ruins without getting bogged down by technical details, we focused on a few broad areas of interest: The Rulers and their constructions, a high level layout of the ruins with a few highlights mentioned in the guidebooks. We are not going to bore you with the details, but reading the brief summary below will help your understanding of the significance of the dynasty and their achievements.
16 rulers reigned from 426 AD to ...
... our guesthouse which is a way out of town. Only 2km really but along the hilliest road you could imagine. We took a tuk tuk back to have something to eat and we found an excellent coffee shop. Calling into the tourist office, the young woman with faultless English told us about how to tackle the ruins tomorrow and some good places to eat. We went back to Casa Doña Elena for an afternoon kip. We braved the ...