Heading back in Time

Trip Start Dec 03, 2007
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Trip End Mar 29, 2008


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Friday, December 21, 2007

Starting our GAP tour and meeting the other 15 people who are going to be with us for the next three weeks was an interesting experience. Ages range from about 25 years old to 60 years old with jobs in the health, education and mathematics fields. A few are students but most work. Half the group is from Sweden and the others live in the U.S. and Canada. One girl lives in Hamilton, not far from us!

We left at 5 in the morning and travelled to Honduras to the cute little town of Copan which is close to the Guatemalan border. The view from the shuttle bus was very pleasant, green and lush. The temperature was still pretty cool and we wear our fleeces in the morning. Crossing the border was pretty easy as the GAP guide pretty well handled everything for us, including getting our money exchanged.

Copanīs ruins are spectacular and very well managed. It is amazing that the Mayans could build the incredible buildings that we saw. I guess that the things that impressed us the most were the stone carvings, especially the hieroglyphics on the stairs of a huge temple. We went into the museum to start, which was a good idea as it explained what we were going to see on the site. How the archaeologists were able to work in that jungle is a mystery.

Hopping around the site were funny animals called Agouti (sp) a rabbit sized hamster. They were considered to be royal food and very tasty. Lots of beautiful parrots were around too.  

Off to the Atila Islands on the Caribbean Coast at 6 in the morning!
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nancyherb
nancyherb on

Hola
Thank you for letting us live vicariously through your fabulous adventures. Enjoy and keep safe!
Feliz Navidad!
Nancy & Herb

dianeetclaude
dianeetclaude on

Joyeux Noël!
La fête de Noël est terminée pour nous.
Comment a été la journée du 25 décembre pour vous?
Diane et Claude

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