Travel Blogs from Copan
... all our aids!
We also saw our second wild snake here. A very long black and yellow guy, who could move with such grace, beautiful and HORRIBLE all at once.
We walked back into town and had a delicious lunch before checking the "new" city out.
Parque central, was pretty much it....not the most exciting of places but easy on the eye.
Cathal bought some new flip flops in the marcado, I thought the two weeks hed got out ...
We ambled along on our four horses into the hills, our guides wandering behind us. My horse was called La Callepa. She was a beige horse and had a little three month old foal who trotted beside us. We trotted through the countryside learning about their brick and clay houses and plantations we were amongst. In their plantations they grew many different fruit and veg. Papaya, mangoes, banana, ...
... in the valley, we could just see steam rising out of the trees.
A few minutes later we were at Carlos' ranch. The two American girls were staying here. Very nice with two big hammocks outside.
We each had a small sweet banana and then Carlos showed us chocolate at the pre roasted stage. We could taste the bitterness of dark chocolate but it seems everyone wants milk chocolate in Honduras. Carlos has just started to produce chocolate. He said he went on ...
... to get a different form so were no quicker. We were given receipts for the 3US$ or L65. I was pleased they'd accept something other than dollars.
I headed out the office and away from the buses here as they were all shuttle buses rather than local. A guy was waving at me as I crossed the barrier and I was in Honduras properly. The minibus was ready to leave for Copan Ruinas. L20.
The landscape since Chiquimula was much drier and very hilly. I got the idea that ...
... book doesn't mention it at all. I walked over the open space but besides two mounds there was nothing to see! I walked back slowly. There's a massive tree left to stand in the Great Plaza, next to it a circular concrete base. A sign talked of the Mayans still having celebrations here. The circular concrete base had ash on it so I wondered who did especially as we were in the middle of so many bananas.
I spent some time in the museum. Sadly it was all in Spanish. ...