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... stucco masks on display that were original features of the tunnels.
After about three hours, I had decided that it was time for the museum (which was recommended by several people) as I felt I had pretty much covered the site. Naila said she wanted to come back in the afternoon. I think she felt some sort of spiritual connection with the place.
We stopped for lunch.
Or at least I did.
Then we headed to the museum which was ...
... stayed at a hostel that had weekly cock fights. I got my teeth cleaned and whitened for poor country prices. I was sad to leave fantastic Nicaragua but the dangerous northern countries beckon. I got a tourist shuttle bus to Honduras then into neighbouring country El Salvador then the next day Honduras again as busses will not travel at night here incase of being targeted by bandits. Pesky third world problems! Honduras has won the title of highest murder rate ...
Arrived at Copan town, very close to the Copan ruins. This is the most southern of the Mayan sites. Interesting about this site is when the old king died, he was buried in his temple or palace and the new king will build over the old buildings, so the site is in different layers. One of the temples ...
So keeping our fingers crossed that Hilary and I could pay in dollars to cross the border didn't work...... Thankfully Kelly helped us out but this did for some reason cause the both of us lots of laughter! Laughing is not a great thing to do whilst at a border crossing but luckily for us the immigration lady found it hilarious and we were allowed into Honduras!!! First port of call in Copan was obviously a cashpoint, I will learn how ...
... Montezuma Oropendula.
Video: Macaws and Oropendula
Part 2: The Museo de Escultura Maya
Most of the sculptures seen on the site are replicas - the originals are kept in the breathtaking museum (similar to what has been done to the Acropolis in Athens). The museum's entrance is through a dark tunnel way opening to a hall open to the sky with the brilliantly colored Rosalila holding center stage. It has ...