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Copan (Ruins and Town)

Of all the places we´ve been, we think we could live here.......

So after a week on a deserted tropical island (complete with tropical storms) we are in the mountains of Honduras. We love it....the town is small....the people are friendly and it feels totally safe. The climate is cool, which means no mosquitos and that you can get a proper nights sleep. Jocelyn has a million mozzy bites and ....well she probably won´t heal before the next onslaught. We visited this amazing Parrot Refuge just outside of town where they have every amaginable toucan and macaw. They also had Hawks and owls which had me tickled pink. The Copan ruins weren´t Tikal...but nonetheless they were amazing. The Detail in the carvings were soo intricate... even after 1500 years. Oh ya... and if this doesn´t weird you out when your traveling...some Latinos from Columbia and El Salvador asked if they could have a picture taken with us ...as if we were some rare commodity. So next we are headed to Nicaragau, But we haven´t qite figured out how we are going to get there. So we have exceded our limit for this site for the month so it might be a couple of days till the 1rst of November when we can upload more. Whaterver...you´ll just have to wait till we get back to see the bulk of them anyway.

PS. Speaking of pictures...One small rant should tide me over. Some of you who are keen on Facebook might have seen my last Facebook photo album ¨spanish sucks¨. (it has since been deleted so you won´t find it) But the short of it is that I was trying to download all our pictures thus far. And I successfully transfered them from my camera to the computer at the internet Cafe that I was using. I had clicked an icon to delete all the pics off my camera when it was done transfering (well that was the jist of what I read... all the computers here are in spanish.). All good and fine. Except that the computer wouldn´t recognize my portable Harddrive. Now for most of you computer savy folks this would be no obstacle. You would click here and there and pull up some tucked away menu from who knows where and presto... but those of you that know me well know that this sort of *hacking* isn´t within my realm. And on top of that the computer is all in spanish. right¿....oh..oh.. and then the kid running the place knows nothing about computers (Jayden knows more), doesn´t speak a word of English (not that he should...I´m in Honduras) and tells me that I have to leave and he is shuting down the computers cause the Voltage in town is gona drop...And I´m thinking...¨Thats it ... my marraige is over .. my wife is gona KILL ME.¨(She didn´t kill me, she was really great and was confident that I would sort it out.) So ya ... He kicks me out and i´m on the curb broken over the potential loss of oer 700 photos from the last month. Welll an hour later the shop opened, this time with a very tech savy person and had me set straight with all my photos on disks and hard drive....I tipped him very well.
PPS. the facebook thing was my attempt at saving what pictures I could before getting kicked out of the cafe.
Lots of fun, Nate

Posted by Seaurchins 17:02

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Hey my sister and brother in law. It is wonderful to follow all of your travels on your posts. Me and Mat have been thinking of you lots. We wish you all the best and are praying for you. Its great to hear you are having a wonderful time and I was so excited to hear about your time in Guatemala because i was there too, neat place huh. Well God bless you both. With love from Mat and Rachel

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