Tuesday, May 4th to Friday, May 7th
Copan Ruinas Day
Copan Ruinas to Finca Paraiso, Lago Izabal, Guatemala
Finca Paraiso Day
I think I've found a good travel companion in Phillipe. We both seem to like just quietly experiencing our environment. We both seem to not be too keen on being in a large tour group, yet we can have deeper conversations about many subjects. Phillipe is a teacher whose subjects include ethics and he has studied religion. This is making for some interesting and stimulating conversation topics.
I wasn't too keen on visting the ruins at Copan. I'd seen enough ruins in the past and another one didn't really appeal to me. I ended up going anyway and holy moley! was I impressed. We had the place almost entirely to ourselves. The hordes of Turistus Autobus were just leaving as we showed up. We ended up just ambling along, each at our own pace. The energy of the place was simply wonderful. The site is much smaller than Tikal and some others, b…