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HONDURAS


Location - Central America; Capital - Tegucigalpa; Population - 8 million; Currency - Lempira

My first port of call in Honduras, after crossing the El Salvador border at El Poy, was Santa Rosa de Copan in September 2001.

 

hondnoteLempira was a 16th century ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, and fought against the Spanish.
He appears on the 1 Lempira note, right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond1Out for a stroll in Santa Rosa de Copan

 

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hond3The colonial town of Gracias, south east of Santa Rosa de Copan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond4A walk to the outskirts of Gracias brought me to thermal baths set in the forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond5View of Copan Ruinas, another Spanish colonial town and base for visiting the Mayan ruins of Copan

 

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hond6The Mayan ruins of Copan, dating mainly from 6th to 9th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond7The 8th century Ball Court (Juego de Pelota) in Copan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond9Stela B dates to 731 and shows Mayan King 18 Rabbit, Copan

 

 

hond10Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is Ix, the Mayan Wind God, Copan

 

 

hond14Nispero is a village close to Santa Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond15Tela beach, on the Caribbean coast

 

 

hond16The Tela river, Tela

 

 

hond19The 17th cenury El Castillo in Trujillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond17Trujillo's beach, on the Caribbean coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond21Honduras' second city is San Pedro Sula

 

 

hond22I used Siguatepeque as a base to visit La Esperanza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond24On Sundays La Esperanza hosts a Lenca Indian market

 

 

hond25Lenca Indian market at La Esperanza

 

 

hond27Lake Yojoa is between San Pedro Sula and Siguatapeque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond31On the shore of Lake Yojoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Resorts overlooking Lake Yojoa offer great views

 

 

hond34The trail towards Pulhapanzak falls

 

 

hond35The impressive 43 metre high Pulhapanzak falls are close to Lake Yojoa

 

 

hond37Pulhapanzak falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond38Looking upstream at the Pulhapanzak falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond42Tortilla sellers in Tegucigalpa

 

 

hond43Los Dolores church, Tegucigalpa

 

 

hond44Florists in Tegucigalpa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hond45Valle de Angeles is a small colonial mining town near Tegucigalpa

 

 

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www.letsgohonduras.com

 

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