Great Swallow-tailed Swift

Honduras – Copan and Lancetilla

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20-22 March 2014 Copan Ruinas (the town) is located just across the Guatemalan border and is home to the Copan ruins, the southernmost major Mayan settlement.  We have seen a lot of ruins on this trip and I would have to say that Copan ranks among the best we have seen. The number of well-preserved and incredibly detailed stelae (large blocks of [...]

San Cristóbal de las Casas and surrounding areas

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Oct & Nov 2013 We started our trip with barely passable Spanish, learned over years traveling in Latin countries, studying in the car and trying to pick up bits and pieces where we could. Never having formally studied Spanish, my Spanish was a mess, and while Kathi had studied a little bit, it was long ago and years of French confused things [...]