Yat B'alam Boutique Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... hours. The main draw of the town is the local Copan ruins (the town is after all named after them), and as such it has a touristy yet quaint feel. Most of the locals are dressed like cowboys, complete with boots and hats, which indicates, despite initial impressions there is more going on here than just tourism. Everyone just seems to get on with what they are doing rather than pandering to the gringos which gives it a nicer vibe than say Monteverde. ...
... similar to the ones in Cambodia.
Naila and I strolled around taking photographs. The funny thing was that each time we came to a plaza or open area, one of us went clockwise, the other anti-clockwise. She reckoned it is because we drive on different sides of the road!
Under one of the temples was a series of tunnels. I was expecting it to be nice and cool in them, but if anything it was the opposite. Very humid and stuffy. No ventilation. But there ...
... in Mexico today, just minor the human sacrifice prize. So after our great morning we headed back to town for lunchtime drinks with Jay (the Canadian guy). Keith and I then traipsed around some tour operators to look into transport to Utila (an island) the following day (once again I must stress that I take full responsibility for the fact we discovered the day before that we couldn't get to the coast in time to make our boat connection to Utila! Hehe!). After sorting transport ...
... starting with the founder Yax K'uk Mo' and ending with Yax Pac. The important rulers were Moon Jaguar (10th ruler) whose reign (553 AD) was the height of the Royal Dynasty. He built the Rosalila temple (discovered in 1989 buried under another structure). The 12th ruler Smoke Imix is mentioned a lot, not unsurprisingly given that he reigned for 68 years. His successor 18 Rabbit was also a prolific builder but his tragic beheading in 738 ...
... into town in the early evening and ate at a place called Twisted Tanya's. Absolutely the best meal of the trip so far. We all had excellent meals and cool refreshing drinks. I'd like to tell you we walked back to the guesthouse but the truth is we jumped in a tuk tuk and it really struggled to make it up the hill with four of us on board. The driver said something in Spanish which I think meant we had all eaten too ...