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I shouldn't have left Lago de Yajoa. I loved it there for the beauty, for the nature. I could have got lost there for a bit longer. But I kind of also wanted to see more of Honduras. But, the only other place people seemed to talk about were the Bay Islands, and they were meant to be good for diving, something I have yet to want to motivate myself to try. (After all, I'm still struggling with getting used to this whole snorkeling thing.) I considered strongly skipping the Bay Islands altogether, but I also figured there had to...

Sometimes I feel a bit jaded when it comes to travel. I see amazing things every day but then the amazingness turns to mundane. Places I go don't live up to the image I have in my head or to places I've already been. I forget to appreciate things for what they are. I forget to appreciate this amazing life I've been able to forge for myself. After hitching a ride from Copan to San Pedro Sula and grabbing a chicken bus on which a man questioned why a girl who barely speaks Spanish was traveling alone in Honduras, I checked...

Copan, Honduras is best known for it's mass of Mayan ruins. I wandered the grounds one morning with some new friends and we opted against a tour guide so that we could explore at our own pace. Throughout the day I decided to play tour guide, offering up the multitude of knowledge that can only come from looking around, reading signs, and making shit up. Here are some facts about the Mayan ruins of Copan that you should probably know...

I had meant to spend two, maybe three, nights in Copan, Honduras. Instead, I ended up spending six. The first two were comprised of necessity: a night of rest (though, really, drinking) after a 4am bus ride, a day to explore the nearby ruins. The next three were because I'd found a few new friends who really liked and I had no desire to leave them. And the sixth, because I was struck with food poisoning and couldn't bring myself to get on the 7am bus I needed to take....