Thursday, November 6, 2014

Copan

As I mentioned in the last post, we are going to discuss Copan further. Don't worry, this is also mostly pictures.

We planned to take the same bus home from Salvador, and indeed, Monday morning, we did just that. Well, unfortunately Zach decided this would be a good time to get sick, so when the bus stopped for a lunch break in Copan, we decided to hop off and stay at a hotel. This worked out really well because that meant once he felt better the next day, we got to play tourist before coming home.

The actual name of Copan is "Copan Ruinas." I assume this is because of the Mayan ruins just outside the city, but I could be wrong. The three of us had never been to any ruins before that we could remember so we couldn't pass it up. We hopped in a tuk tuk (which for reference of anyone who visits there is totally unnecessary since it's a 10 minute walk if you are awake enough to remember to ask for directions) and then we were there (in about 2 minutes). I do have to say though, tuk tuks are a ton of fun, especially with 3-5 people in them, so you should try that at least once.

So....photos.

View from our hotel in the morning

This is a miniature of the layout, we walked around for 2 hours and still didn't see the whole thing!




 They have 26 Scarlet Macaws in residence.
























In case you were wondering, the black cable was *not* part of the original building.





Zach found an old relative.





Capybara











This tree is actually at the top of on of the pyramids. I don't know how it's even possible.




Ok, that's all about Copan.


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