copan in honduras


HOW TO GET TO COPAN FROM ATACO

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after staying at notel seven in a taco, el salvador, part of the 16 days itinerary for central america is to move around to copan, honduras, the travel took us 7 hours via van from a taco to copan, without counting in  2 border crossing

the town of copan is well known for their hot springs , of course, i didn’t pass the day without trying how is the hot springs relaxation affect your inner soul, not only your body

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the weather in copan is very tropical just like my country philippines, because both of central america lies in the same quadrant, the equator, the country code of honduras is +504, currency is lempira which has a value of 1 USD=19 lempira.

 

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currency of honduras, the lempira

STAYING IN HONDURAS
since our group has been paying the Gadventures, when you pay for their trip hotel and transportation are included but not the food and the visa fees,so just check your local embassy on what passport you are visa free.

i must say our stay in in las brisas was good. the hostel was clean and the staff was warm accommodated.we had explored the town of honduras and it was very clean and peaceful. but i am sure they are not really good in dealing with drugs and pushers in their country. the food was not really cheap and not really expensive eitherIMG_5060WHERE TO EAT

i recommend since for the first timer , in copan, i must say i myself, also was a rookie,

we had lunch at llama del bisque” call for the forest” as in spanish and i ate pollo(chicken) plants for 110 lempira or 6$.the drink was included orange juice

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yummy, a modern dish in llama del bisque good for vegetarian

the group decided to have their own lunch of their choice, some ordered pollo and some are beef, veggie delite or anything they can look for example in the menu like rice and fish.

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with the Gadventures travellers from canada,kenya,britain and germany

the second day of our trip to copan went all well, my day started with breakfast at casa de mayans where pollo or pork was served with salad rice and grinded cheese.

8.40 am when we depart to copan ruins, one of the tourist destination in copan. we just walk going there because its not really far from hotel las brisas. there is an entrance fee to arrive there, the tour guide name is mike, its all about the mayan ruins and the macaw ( birds with red and orange flaws)

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TIKAL, mayan ruins

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according to the history of tikal it was built for a reason.

In the 5th century the power of the city reached as far south as Copán, whose founder K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ was clearly connected with Tikal.[39] Copán itself was not in an ethnically Maya region and the founding of the Copán dynasty probably involved the direct intervention of Tikal.[48] K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ arrived in Copán in December 426 and bone analysis of his remains shows that he passed his childhood and youth at Tikal.[49] An individual known as Ajaw K’uk’ Mo’ (lord K’uk’ Mo’) is referred to in an early text at Tikal and may well be the same person.[50] His tomb had Teotihuacan characteristics and he was depicted in later portraits dressed in the warrior garb of Teotihuacan. Hieroglyphic texts refer to him as “Lord of the West”, much like Siyah K’ak’.[49] At the same time, in late 426, Copán founded the nearby site of Quiriguá, possibly sponsored by Tikal itself.[48] The founding of these two centers may have been part of an effort to impose Tikal’s authority upon the southeastern portion of the Maya region.[51] The interaction between these sites and Tikal was intense over the next three centuries.[52]

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century, with each of the two cities forming its own network of mutually hostile alliances arrayed against each other in what has been likened to a long-running war between two Maya superpowers. The kings of these two capitals adopted the title kaloomte’, a term that has not been precisely translated but that implies something akin to “high king”.[53]

The early 6th century saw another queen ruling the city, known only as the “Lady of Tikal”, who was very likely a daughter of Chak Tok Ich’aak II. She seems never to have ruled in her own right, rather being partnered with male co-rulers. The first of these was Kaloomte’ B’alam, who seems to have had a long career as a general at Tikal before becoming co-ruler and 19th in the dynastic sequence. The Lady of Tikal herself seems not have been counted in the dynastic numbering. It appears she was later paired with lord “Bird Claw”, who is presumed to be the otherwise unknown 20th ruler.[54] .

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century, with each of the two cities forming its own network of mutually hostile alliances arrayed against each other in what has been likened to a long-running war between two Maya superpowers. The kings of these two capitals adopted the title kaloomte’, a term that has not been precisely translated but that implies something akin to “high king”.[53]

credits to wiki.

 

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3 thoughts on “copan in honduras

  1. Looks like a beautiful time. And the food looks very delicious, too! I too went to Tikal about a month ago. What an interesting place! I loved it a lot. Thanks for sharing and safe travels. xx

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