Apr 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
. The watermelon tasted like home but the pineapple was awesome. We hit the Honduran boarder late in the afternoon and proceeded through. With such a large group it took some time. Once through, Copan was just 10 more minutes away.
We checked into our hotel and then headed out to the town centre to get money and buy beer. For supper our tour leader took pizza orders and we has pizza and beer on the roof top terrace at the hotel. Copan is very small so there wasn't much else to do and it was a good chance to meet our group. It was a nice night and not too crazy. Tomorrow is our first day of activities, we visit the Mayan ruins in the morning then head to the hot springs in the afternoon for a swim and barbecue. Wish I had more to write bit it wasn't that exciting. Maybe tomorrow...
We woke up today in no rush as we had a late departure out of Antigua in order to miss the traffic in Guatemala City on our way to Copan Honduras. After getting our stuff reorganized and packed we took advantage of the late departure to see some of the sights around Antigua that we missed yesterday. One of the highlights was stopping in to see La Merced church which had both the ruins from the original as well as the rebuilt church. After a quick breakfast near our hotel we gathered our bags and headed off for our 6 hour trip to Copan. The van was pretty cramped with 17 of us in it not counting the driver. After getting out of Guatemala City the terrain rolled up and down through the hills. I tried to sleep but it was pretty uncomfortable so I ended up reading my book for most of the drive. We bought sandwiches for the road with breakfast as we were told there was not going to be a lunch stop. The biggest highlight of the drive was pulling off at a fruit stand on the side of the highway and buying fresh pineapple and watermelon which our driver cut up at one of the rest stops during the drive