Copan Ruinas town
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We arrived yesterday morning in Copan Ruinas town after a long and crowded minibus ride. I think our max speed was 40 mph and at one point we were carrying about 40 or 45 people in a bus with seats for about 20. Good times. Copan Ruinas is a nice little town. We wandered about and did some internetting and decided to go to the ruins in the late afternoon after the sun came out.
Here are a few pictures of the ruins. They are famous for having the best preserved stelae carvings of all the Mayan sites. Most of the stelae depict a ruler named Eighteen Rabbit, who seemed to be a little bit in love with himself.
NEXT DAY UPDATE
The 10:30 a.m. bus out of Copan was full, so we ended up wandering around the city until the 2 pm bus....and buying pots. Now Beau and I are each carrying around 2 large black and white ceramic pots. Perhaps not the most convenient of souvenirs. We are planning to make lamps out of them if they survive the next month.
We also discovered last night a very tasty Honduran appetizer called anafre. It's like fondue, except refried beans are melted in with the cheese and it's served with tortilla chips instead of bread. We had another pot of it before boarding the bus.