The Heart of Copan

We soaked up our last fews days in Costa Rica with glistening ‘sol’ shine, warm water, & beautiful friends.  (If you travel to Guanacaste…check out Playa Avellanas and connect with Las Casitas de Avellanas for a sweet home of your own close to the surf.  As well as incredible, loving hosts!).  And then we began our next family adventure traveling through four countries in one day.  The flight from Costa Rica > to Panama > landing in Guatemala City was a breeze….then we had to leave the airport.  Only to drive around Guatemala City in rush hour with our shuttle driver (who convinced himself he knew his way around!) for the next three hours, and eventually burning out the clutch.  As tired as we were, we remained in good spirits as a new driver grabbed us up…and we finally made our way through the night across the border to Honduras, arriving to our destination  at 3 a.m…..

The tiresome day before forgotten, as we woke to the most beautiful garden and lovely women preparing our breakfast at the Casa de Cafe Bed & Breakfast .  Feeling completely welcomed and nurtured, with big smiles on our faces…we made our way to the Maya temple complex to celebrate the arrival of Spring Equinox.  ¡Bienvenidos a Copan Ruinas!

 

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 Through the museums of Copan, we were able to see original arts, hieroglyphs, temple carvings, and sacred expressions of life of the ancient Maya.

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 Exploring the temple complex of Copan was inspiring and energizing, however, we also found ourselves quite blissful at the Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve just a short tuk tuk  ride away.  The park is beautifully designed and maintained with the preservation of native plants through permaculture.  And, of course, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get close with the macaws!

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 The people of Copan are welcoming and  warm, easy to exchange smiles, and a joy to share in conversation.  Our five day visit simply wasn’t long enough and we plan on returning again!  So much gratitude for a heart opening  experience.

“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.

When you enter into it take with you your all.”

~   Khalil Gibran

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  1. Nanny and Poppi April 8, 2015 — 1:11 am

    Billie,
    Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring pictures of Copan. You all look so rested and in peace with yoursleves and the world around you. Safe journeys to everyone and special hugs to the girls fron Nanny and Poppi.
    xoxo

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