Jade's Big Trip 2006 travel blog

Copan Markets

Veggies right alongside fabrics

In the orphanage



I want one for work!

To Copan Ruinas




Half restored, half still in ruins













Spinach stuffed chicken breast

Chicken chilli

Typical menu board


Crossed over the border into Honduras today and its the easiest crossing I've had so far, I didn't even have to get out of the bus. They simply looked at the passports and away we went, no stamps or anything. Fortunately I'm over my tummy bug so the long drive wasn't a problem!

I'm staying in a town called Copan for the next couple of nights which is very tiny and not much in the way of entertainment it seems. I went to an orphanage this afternoon which is really ill equipped and with no government assistance they can hardly even feed the kids let alone clothe and educate them.

As of yesterday my first tour officially ended and there are only 6 of the original twelve that are continuing on with the same tour leader. We've just had 5 new people join up with us as well and there is a bit of a re-adjustment phase going on. At this stage I want my old gang back :( On top of that I now have to share a room with two others and we are virtually sleeping on top of each other.

"Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things - air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it."

- Cesare Pavese

Went to the Copan Ruias site, more Mayan ruins. They are less restored here than in Guatemala and Mexico but really picturesque, set in the rainforest.

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