Clarion Copan Ruinas
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Right up the hill from our hotel, along a dirt track made challenging by last nights rain, is the relatively newly opened site of Rastrojón, located just two kilometers from the Archaeological Park of Copán. It includes buildings with vaulted rooms constructed entirely of cut stone blocks, equipped with benches plastered and decorated with …
scarlet macaws flying over it. There are plenty of partially tame scarlet macaws who appear to live on the site. The Mayans had a special relationship with macaws and this was depicted in some of the stone carvings we saw. We spent a happy three hours wandering around Copan's ruins, clambering over the temples and admiring the myriad of carvings there. The hieroglyphic stairway was particularly impressive; depicting the longest known ...
... more was the fact that though this was now reasonably dense forest, during Tikal's peak it had been the suburbs of this giant city. In places squared corners of rocks poked out of the ground or the roots of trees clutched at rubble, reminding us of the the demise of this great city, the sheer size of which caused sufficient deforestation to heat up the valley, causing crop failure, famine and finally abandonment long before the conquistadors ...
... are always at the losing end of conversion transactions - just look at the spread between buy and sell rates posted by financial institutions. In order to minimize this reverse loss, we always endeavor to budget with minute precision the expenses for the last few hours before exiting. This attitude had resulted in a hilarious episode in Fukuoka on our last night in Japan, where we carefully scanned the menu and ordered one sake between ...
... because… I'm not sure why.
The coolest thing about the ruins though, was that there were a bunch of brightly coloured macaws flying around and squawking the whole time. That was actually my favourite part. Not all the old rocks.
After I was soaked through, I went to the museum to see the actual real pieces that aren't stored outside. It was kind of cool, but ...