Ruined trails and Ruinas cocktails
Bells bells I awake at 4am to the sound of church bells going mad and I think city of Comayagua is on fire......fortunately the brass band starts up now as well and a load of people carrying a massive statue of Jesus burdened under the weight of the cross round the corner so its all ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After that rather rude awakening it's off for the mammoth bus journey to Copan Ruinas, first stop is the three hour trip to San Pedro Sula to catch our four hour connection to Copan! Its well worth it though as Copan is a truly beautiful little mountain town not far from the border of Guatamala. (Also the journey across the country is absolutely beautiful. Honduras is much greener than we imagined it would be, and we pass through mountains, rolling hills and meadows in the course of the journey, and see lots of typical Honduran homes at the roadside...)
Life in Copan again revolves around the Parque Central and Tuks Tuks speed over the cobbled streets with scant regard for pedestrians or indeed speed limits or rules of the road...
We found a great little Posada which was family run and very friendly....also cheap too unlike most things in Honduras (which surprisingly is more expensive than we thought it would be)....and it had a great view of the town from the roof terrace.
The main draw of this little town though is the fact that just 1km walk away is a Mayan Ruin. Its was awesome it was set in the woods and was loads grander and more well preserved than I expected..
Also there was a well whole set of steps that where carved with Hieroglyphs....the only down side was that when they moved them to clean them they sort of put them back in the wrong order so now they cant decipher them.....doh.
After our day at the ruins we ventured out to take advantage of happy hour (we have only been having a drink every now and then as it blows the budget way too quickly and Russ appears to have become a puker! Those of you with Facebook may have seen Rusty with a couple of miniscule Long Islands!) Anyway made some new mates and had a generally fun night...
Not the same without you guys though, these people have never even heard of the fabled pan-lickers of old camden town!! Miss you all heaps, lots of love C&R xxx