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Aug 16, 2017 - Copan Ruins

This morning we try to have breakfast at a cafe outside the Hotel but there seems to be nothing open early enough, so we head back to eat in our Hotel. Our tour of Copan ruins begins at 8 am before it gets too hot. This Mayan city of 20,000 inhabitants thrived from the 5th to the 9th century and covered an area of 27 sq kms. We meet our guide Cesar at the entrance to the site. Our first stop is not the main area but the Sepulturas, which is further down the road. Here was the residential area of the middle class. We can see the remains of...

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The Americas

Aug 15, 2017 - Roatan Island to Copan

Happy Birthday!! Unfortunately not an exciting day for my birthday as it is a travelling day. We leave our lovely hotel on the waterfront this morning at 6.15 to catch the ferry at 7am, from the other side of the island, to return to the mainland. The ferry is modern and leaves on time for the 1 1/2 hour journey. We sit on the back deck to get some fresh air. We disembark and collect the luggage and Hector is there to meet us. He has driven the 6 hours to get here while we flew. We stop for breakfast on the way, very hungry so we order the...

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Apr 28, 2015 - Copan, Honduras

after a warm night a quick shower (helped only for a short time), lol then work on travel blog and some breakfast of pancakes and coffee, we head to the Ruins of Copan about a 1km walk, paid our entrance fee and head into the ruins will be the last Mayan ruins for this trip. Was nice to explore the park didn't get a guide so just wondered around on my, had a delay to see some of the park as there was a film crew filming a really show. When leaving the park was a sign said a nature trail so I headed down it was about a 2km walk going to the...

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Apr 27, 2015 - On the road to Copan, Honduras

We leave our hotel in Antigua at 8:30 by a nice small AC bus and head to Copan, Honduras got to Guatemala City and got into a Hugh traffic jam for about a hour just moving inches at a time lol that and some road work made a 6 hour bus trip into more like 8 but this is Central America and things just don't work the same, lol. We had about a hour stop for lunch the back on the bus for the ride to the Honduras border taking almost another hour so making it a long travel day, got to our hotel a meeting and walk about the town. A stop to get...

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Jan 19, 2015 - Copan Ruins and Macaw Mountain

Breakfast was pretty meagre but who notices at 7am! We went to the ruins on foot which was welcome after yesterday's long bus ride even if grey and misty. Our guide was splendid and took her time explaining things around the site. The Mayans may have arrived from the much larger Tikal site which we shall visit in a couple of days but the group in Copan became very successful in terms on agriculture and procreating which was their downfall when the population grew too high to sustain. There were 5 kings - mainly around 500 ad and onwards and...

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Mar 24, 2014 - Copan, Honduras

After a very early start, we traveled by bus to Copan, Honduras. Along the way, we pass ed through the wild, dry country side of eastern Guatemala. The border crossing was an interesting affair. This time we stayed in our mini bus and the tour leader collected our passports and our entry and exit fees, with an extra $1 US each to help our entry into Honduras "go smoothly". Welcome to Central America. Seemed to work ok and we were soon on our way.

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Jul 19, 2012 - MAYAN RUINAS

Headed to Copan by mini bus. We were supposed to take the local bus but as we were a big enough group it was only $9 extra to have our own transport and took two hours off the trip. Copan is a small town with not much happening the only reason for stopping here is the amazing Mayan ruins hence the name Copan Ruinas.We went to the ruins early to escape some of the heat we could already feel in the air. Our guide, Fito, was the best I've had yet. He has obviously studied not only the Mayans but also world sociology and ethnography and at...

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May 20, 2012 - Honduras- Day 1

Ayer, visité las ruinas de Copán. Vi las pirámades que las mayas construyeron entre los siglos quinto y octavo. Dentro de los templos hay muchos más templos subterráneos. En el exterior de los templos, las Mayas tallaban sus historia. También, vi la cancha donde las indígenas jugaban Ulama con una bola de goma. En los arboles cerca de las ruinas hay un tipo de papagayo que se llama el macaw. Los macaws tienen alas de colores muy vivos y colas rojas. Luego, comí una baleada (Una tortilla llena con queso, frijoles, juevos y plátanos.

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Mar 21, 2012 - Copan Ruinas

2 nights and 1 full day here. The power has been out most of the time. And it has been really hot! But we got to see the Ruins and that was great. Got some good pictures but again can't upload anything on this computer. But mytripjournal.com/callum has a taste of copan from my trip when I was 19. UPDATE!!! PHOTOS ADDED!!!! 29Mar

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Ecuador 2011

Jan 12, 2012 - Ruinas de Copan, Honduras

We spent the morning on a guided tour of the Myan Ruins at Copan with are one of the 4 most "classic" Mayan sites known today. Side note - they seem to have a bit of a fixation on the male genitalia, as names for lots of things reference it. The name for avocados is aguacates meaning "testicle tree", and that's just one of a few examples. We joked while touring the ruins that they don't seem to be boob people really. As Marvin walked us through the site, he talked about the Mayan Kings of Copan, with names like Smoke Snake or Smoke Snail,...

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Central America 2011

Jan 11, 2012 - Three countries in one day!!

We're only going from Suchitoto in El Salvador to Copan in Honduras, but since the roads in Honduras are so bad, we end up crossing three borders to keep to as many good roads as we can. We stopped at La Palma in El Salvador to shop for crafts, then crossed into Honduras for 45 minutes drive, stopping along the way for lunch before crossing into Guatemala. We drove a couple more hours before crossing back into Honduras near Copan. For some reason, the town is called "Ruinas de Copan" (The Ruins of Copan), and the actual ruins are just...

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Central America 2011

Sep 20, 2011 - Oh man, Copan!

Hello folks! The town of Copan was built about a kilometer away from the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of the same name. Because of all our difficulties with the border crossing etc. the ruins were closed by the time we arrived. Lucky for us, our fearless leader Issac was able to convince them to open early the next day and got a fantastic guide to give us a tour! The ruins were chalk full of amazing art and sculpture, wild macaws that love posing for pictures, aguti (these really big rodents that look like a cross between a guinea pig...

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