Clarion Copan Ruinas
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... which was now being strewn across the eating facilities of the hostel. Nope. We will not be having breakfast here. We went down the street and found a hole-in-the-wall restaurant where some soldiers and police were eating breakfast. Seemed like a safe bet.
With bellies full, and bedbug-free, we hopped in el Burro and headed for the ruins...500 meters from our hostel. I guess we coulda walked. Meh.
Before we even entered the ruins, ...
... pupusas. A pupusa is like a quesadilla except the filling is cooked right into the tortilla. We also tried baleadras which are like a burrito with filling cooked into a thin folded over tortilla instead of being rolled. Both were quite good with some hot sauce on top. After lunch we refilled our water supply and prepared to go to the hot springs. Prior to making the drive we also needed to refill our beer supply as it was BYOB. The drive ...
... corn. And through a lot of pot holes - the road was awful!! The area was full of locals when we arrived - 2 large pools, full of dirty looking water. And lots and lots of people staring at us. Hmmmmm... Then we were told that we weren't at these pools - actually we were going to the 'spa' just behind. We paid $35 for the transport, spa entrance and dinner. Actually quite expensive! We had to cross over a rope bridge, across a small river and ...
... waterhole, fresh bubbling stream and some amazing flowers. See pictures! Thats about as descriptive as I get!! Next outing was to the Pulhapanzak Waterfalls. We had heard that you can swim at the base, and go on a tour in behind the falls. when we got there tho, they were huge! Much bigger and more powerful than I had imagined so I wasn't going anywhere near the base swimming! We got some nice pics, but we were getting soaked by the spray so bailed back up ...
... a unique experience. Our first stop was in Copan, where the main tourist spot is the Mayan ruins. They are not as a grand as Tikal, but wondrous due to the intricate detail carved into much of the limestone which was used to build this sprawling ancient city. However, more often than not, we have found that the highlights of many of our travels tend to come from experiences located outside of the tourist belt. A few days ago we again experienced ...
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