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... Lorenzo, a diocesan Honduran priest. His "parish" is huge and includes many dozens of villages. Three villages are in crisis and for this reason we came with the lawyer to help assess the situation. Marco Aurelio took over the driving, while Melo and Letty stood at the back of the truck for a trip along windy and bumpy dirt road that went up and up into the mountains. As we drove along one ridge, Marco Aurelio pointed to the mountains on the other side of the valley and told us ...
... that we wouldn't be arriving until late in the day and were happy to find that the reasonably priced and excellently named Hotel Don Moises had one of the most comfortable beds we had slept in for a long time and was located right next to two superb comedors. The following day we got up early and dashed over to the town's main attraction hoping to beat the crowds. The ruins of the ancient Mayan city lie a fifteen minute walk from the town and so ...
So as I mentioned yesterday the big draw of the town is the nearby ruins, just 1km out. Time for some bumpf: "One of most important of all Maya civilizations lived, prospered then mysteriously crumbled here." The ruins date since about 600BC, and "are unique in the Maya world for it's astonsihing sculpture." These guys kept building ontop of themselves, and there are still tunnels and chambers buried underneath what is ...
... trouble and entered the site.
Most of the Mayan sites have small entrance fees. This one certainly knew how to charge. I can't remember how it was exactly broken down, as there were seperate charges for the museum, the tunnels, the interpretation centre, etc. In the end it came to around 777 Lempiera (£23 or US$35) which was certainly not cheap.
Inside we had a walk along the nature path - our unofficial guide suddenly reappeared like Will o' the wisp ...
... were in tact pots, tools, and well-preserved buildings. The pottery was exquisite and the excavations of sleeping huts, community buildings and a shaman's house were very interesting. As a bonus we saw nesting turqoise-browed mot mots in the ruins.
Most of our day was spent on the bus with a stop for lunch, a view of a lake in a volcanic ...
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