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A weekend trip to see the river, coast, and the ruins in Copan


View of the rubber trees ]

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Hotel Tijax, Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Tom on the "Jungle Walk", a series of rickety rope bridges over the mire

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Hotel Tijax, Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Our cabana in the jungle

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Hotel Tijax, Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Bird Island in Rio Dulce, with an egret in the middle

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Bird Island again, with thousands of cormorants

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


The Rio Dulce limestone walls and dugout canoes

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


On the shores, lush jungle and tropical vegetation

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Looking down the Rio Dulce

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


Livingston (on the left) from the river

Sat Feb 5, 2000
Boat down Rio Dulce, Guatemala


The border is heavily guarded - not!

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Honduran border with Guatemala, near Copan, Honduras


The Copan river valley

Sun Feb 6, 2000
near Copan, Honduras


Colorful macaws, Honduran national bird

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


Tom imitating a carving at Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


Altar Q, one of the most significant at Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A residential area for upper class Copanites

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A ceiba tree grows on ruins at Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


The Rio Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A skull carved in the ruins

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


The Copan central plaza

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A huge ceiba tree and carved mask

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


The central plaza at Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


The hieroglyphic staircase, an incredibly intricate carved history of Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


Funky arch and mask over the ball court

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A huge carved stela at Copan

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


Lou in front of the reconstructed Temple Rosalila

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A reconstructed facade with carved skulls

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


The reconstructed Temple Rosalila again

Sun Feb 6, 2000
Mayan ruins at Copan, Honduras


A local cemetary in Guatemala

Sun Feb 6, 2000
road to Copan, but in Guatemala


Some kids in front of their house made from mud bricks

Sun Feb 6, 2000
road to Copan, but in Guatemala

Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
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