I hate border crossings

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Hola everyone,

Sorry it has been so long since I made an entry.  It is not always easy to find an internet place.  Plus, still working on the pics as Robyn´s computer has picked up a virus that will not let me put pics on her computer.  So hopefully I can work that out in Roatan which is where we are heading today.  Since the last blog we spent another day in Rio Dulce and the hotsprings there were wonderful.  Think hot springs and waterfall combined.  We hung out with Pierre and Devony alot.  He is an absolute wiz when it comes to technical knowledge about most things computers, boats, cameras etc.  Great wealth of info.  We then headed out to cross the border near the top of Honduras.  It was open but the permit office had just closed when we arrived so we had to backtrack  and lost about 2 hours.  We ended up staying in a border town and crossing into Honduras in the morning and arriving in Copan Ruinas.  I have finally gotten the border crossing thing down, having all my paperwork ready, but at each border it is a little different so it still took 2 hours.  I had to get my documents photocopied and then when I got my new documents I had to walk awhile to get them photocopied.  For a place that needs so many copies you would think they would have a copier but no.  Anyway...Copan Ruinas was a great little village next to the Copan ruins.  We stayed in a great hotel called Cafe Via Via.  We went to a butterfly farm where they spoke english and I learned alot including it is hard to photograph a butterfly.  It was also Robyn´s 24th birthday here so we had to celebrate that accordingly.  The next day we went to the ruins which were not as big as Tikal but the stellaes were amazing.  Much more detailed and the hieroglyph staircase was great as well.  We headed north after that to San Pedro Sula hearing that there was good local shopping.  Very large city with fast food and malls everywhere, not exactly what we were looking for and it rained all day so just headed north to La Ceiba which is where we are now waiting for the ferry to Roatan...sweet.  We are going to get certified for diving while there which will be an intensive course for sure.  Apparently it is expensive there for internet so it could be awhile before I write another blog.  I will get some pics up soon...hopefully.
Ciao,
Sheldon
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vkunimoto
vkunimoto on

Wish we were there!
Hi Robyn and Sheldon. Wow, technology amazes me - what a cool way to update friends/family on your trip! I hope you both thoroughly enjoy your scuba certification - can't beat doing it on the reefs. I got my certification here in Lethbridge - yuk, but I did get a chance to scuba dive in Hawaii once. Enjoy, and be sure to send some pictures.
Love,
Mom

chaosr
chaosr on

Awesome!!!
Hey Sheldon and Robyn!
Got word of your trip from Kyle so i had to check out what you guys have been up to. Im a bit of a travel and adventure junky myself but not as often as i would like. Sounds like you guys are having a awesome adventure together. Good for you guys for doing something like this. Andrea and i have been talking about a South America trip on our dual sport bike in the next 5 years or so. So i will be very interested to hear all about your adventures when you get back. Meanwhile i'll check to see what you guys are up to here on the net.
Good luck and have fun!

Richard

lhains
lhains on

I'm experimenting!!
Sheldon & Robyn, I just found your pics, I haven't checked the site for awhile. We saw them all but it was very slow at our end. Hope to see more ... More with you guys ... We'll check with Kyle maybe he can give me pointers to quicken it up. Take care, luv from Mom & Dad!

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