Copan...ruins and coffee!

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A bit uncertain if we were a bit ruined out already, we decided to head to Copan Ruinas anyway.  We´re glad we did.  The ruins weren't as grand as Tikal, but there is a lot more sculptures and art work preserved here.  It was a lovely morning playing on the ruins and there was hardly anyone else around.  We were so excited we also splurged out in tickets to the museum.  Considering it contained mostly originals of the replicas we had already seen, this was possibly a tad overexcited.

The next day we went on a coffee and cardamom finca (farm) tour and stayed overnight. Tristan was interested to see how the coffee was processed, but the highlight for both of us was horse riding throught the gorgeous tropical highland plantation.  Neither of us has riden a horse in the last decade or two and were mightily suprised to find out that not only can we ride, but we're really good at it (seriously REALLY good).  Except for when Tristan almost backed his horse off a cliff, Tris not able to stop his horse and Arlene not able to make her horse go faster than a slow trot.

A fabulous time was had by all and the relaxing soak in the natural hot springs, really capped of an amazing day (though it didn't help with the sore saddle bum).       

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