Casa Castejon at Finca el Cisne
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In order to get from Lake Atitlan to Copan we had at least two options:
- Boat San Pedro-Panajachel / Local Bus Panajachel-Antigua / Minivan Antigua-Copan. Total price: Q25 + Q36 + Q125 = Q186.
- Minivan San Pedro-Antigua / Minivan Antigua-Copan. Total price: Q60 + Q125 = Q185.
... the car to make our way up the mountain. After a quick demonstration we were off, zipping our way down the mountain! It was SO much fun, some of the lines were pretty steep so you built up quite a bit of speed, and on others the guides bounced the line so we were flung up and down as we narrowly avoided some of the tree branches! There was some really nice scenery as we criss-crossed a ravine that ran down ...
... of their endeavors: Xukpi (to the Maya), now known as the ruins of Copán. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, Copán is Honduras' most significant pre-Columbian site and the most elaborate of all Mayan cities, earning it the title "Athens of the Mayan World."
At the site we are introduced to our ...
... maize tortillas with a choice of filling, served with pickled carrot and beetroot. We eagerly order a variety of fillings, with Vicky picking chicken with flowers as one of her choices, unsurprisingly it tasted a bit floral but we all recognised the taste from home somewhere! Personally, I wasn't the biggest fan of the pupusas, but then I don't really like maize based tortillas. Still it was good to try what is considered a local ...
... was a race about to start, and gambling became the hottest thing around. People were shouting their bets as two men corralled their steeds into the starting cage, horse-whips at the ready. A sudden crack of gunfire stopped the betting, and sent two muscle-straining blurs down the track. It was a flurry of hooves, lashes and flying dirt down a straightaway, which quickly filled with chasing spectators. A puff of dust at the end sent up cheers, ...