May 2008

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Another quick escape from work brings me to two more close neighbors for a perfect combination of three vacation elements — fun, sun, and… archaeological ruins!  This is Central America’s forte — one is never too far from the other two here.

The prime destination this time is Honduras — packed with plenty of beaches, islands and ruins galore.  We chose Roatán as our beach destination, and Copán for our history, and we were set for an action-packed extended weekend!

Along with the two main draws above, I managed to hit the capital, Tegucigalpa;  the largest city (at the time), San Pedro Sula;  and of course another country on the way, El Salvador.  An extended stopover there allowed me to explore both San Salvador and the charming colonial town of Suchitoto, where the fresh pupusas were the real highlight!  

(Tip:  unless you KNOW your stomach can handle it, just say no to the curtido.  Trust me on that one!)

Journey Map

    LocationArrivalDeparture
    1San Salvador, El SalvadorMay 22, 2008May 22, 2008
    2Tegucigalpa, HondurasMay 22, 2008May 23, 2008
    3San Pedro Sula, HondurasMay 23, 2008May 23, 2008
    4Tela, HondurasMay 23, 2008May 23, 2008
    5La Ceiba, HondurasMay 23, 2008May 23, 2008
    6Roatan, HondurasMay 23, 2008May 26, 2008
    7La Ceiba, HondurasMay 26, 2008May 26, 2008
    8San Pedro Sula, HondurasMay 26, 2008May 26, 2008
    9Copan Ruinas, HondurasMay 26, 2008May 26, 2008
    10La Entrada, HondurasMay 26, 2008May 26, 2008
    11San Pedro Sula, HondurasMay 26, 2008May 27, 2008
    12San Salvador, El SalvadorMay 27, 2008May 27, 2008
    13Suchitoto, El SalvadorMay 27, 2008May 27, 2008
    14San Salvador, El SalvadorMay 27, 2008May 27, 2008

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    Copán, Honduras

    Since I clearly didn’t learn from being almost stranded on top of a pyramid in Belize last year, here I am on top of a pyramid at the beautiful ruins of Copán in western Honduras. (Really, this pyramid is nowhere near as high or as steep as the one at Lamanai! So maybe I did learn something after all…)

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