Copan Ruinas, Honduras

  • Date
  • 19 October 2001
  • Lodging
  • Hotel Martina Copan
  • Distance
  • 178 KM
  • Total
  • 220183 KM

19 October 2001 – Rain falls as we travel, but not pounding. Every once in a while someone riding a horse will trot by on the side of the highway, which is in pretty good condition. Green pastures, crops, palm trees and Brahma bulls are found throughout the countryside, with tractors and large irrigation sprayers in some fields. Billboard advertising exists along the way; uniformed students walk the streets, cafés and tire shops are a dime a dozen along this stretch, men cycle on bikes far too small for their frames and men clear grass from the side of the road using sharp machetes. Old buses and trucks are the primary traffic on the road dotted with electricity and telephone lines.