Worth the wait
Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
96Trip End Dec 23, 2010
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In terms of getting across the border from El Salvador into Honduras, we had heard that its a bit of mission with some people queing for several hours. When we arrived, we simply bought a ticket and walked across a dusty path
Copan the town is a really nice place with its cobble lined streets and central park where the cowboy-esque locals all chill out to the sound of Latino guitar music. All the locals are friendly and the hostel we stayed in (ViaVia) had a good traveller vibe and plenty of people wanting to get pissed up (especially this funny lad from Canada who had decided to take a month off work without telling them as apparently they were too slack to bother following it up, he worked for the ambulance service by the way!).
The second day there we decided to check the Copan ruins out, a Mayan settlement from 100BC. It was a really interesting day out, they are pretty well preserved and you get free reign to walk all over them. It was also quite empty meaning we had the place to ourselves more or less. Obviously its the main pull to this area, but well worth the trip.
Day three and our plans of visiting some hot springs were scuppered after finding out it was quite hard to get to. Instead we visited the local Macaw sactunary which turned to out to be a good day. There are plenty of Macaws, Parrots and Toucans on offer. Macaws, by the way, are proper scary. Go within a few meters of you and they come at you with claws and snapping beaks. I also decided to try some local coffee in an attempt to make myself like it as we are in the worlds best coffee region. Needless to say it was pretty rough and made me surprisngly hyper.