After a short poke around El Salvador we headed north to Honduras.
All I new about Honduras was from the stories & photos of my mate Alex who years ago had spent months up on the island of Roatan, and they were some great photos and images.
We crossed the border at Ocotepeque and luckily scored a ride in the back of a nice family’s truck. Then a sprint up the main drag of Ocotepeque got us on the last bus north to Santa Rosa de Copan.
The countryside the whole way up was beautiful and seemed a lot more mountainous than what we had seen in El Salvador.
We spent a night in Santa Rosa de Copan and immediately got a good impression from the place.
The next morning we bused it north to La Entrada then back down south to Copan, to check out the ruins, find some hot water, then after a few days we headed north again up to La Ceiba for some white water rafting on the river Cangrejal.
Come read Lachlan’s retelling of our first Honduran adventure, check out some impressive Mayan engravings in Copan and then extreme it down the river.
This episode we get off our asses and do some hiking in the mountains around Nebaj and I show some kids how to do armpit farts. After our cultural exchange we head south the Lake Atitlan and take a 5 day spanish course at the San Pedro Spanish School.
Warning: This episode contains some rather stunning scenery.
Come read Lachlan’s post and sit back, relax, and spend the next 5 minutes watching episode 26 of Planet Kapow:
Hanging out on a Guatemalan farm then cruising the Rio Dulce, then relaxing in the natural hot waterfall of El Paraiso to then swimming in the amazing natural water wonderland that is Semuc Champey. And MORE!
The final episode of our Mexican leg on our way to the bottom of South America. Yes, there’s still quite a ways to go! And yes once you feast your eyes on this latest ep you might somehow realise that we are slightly behind on the episodes too!
But, you will really enjoy this one I promise.
We visit Tulum, spend xmas there, and spend a good few minutes talking about our favourite memories of our Mexican experience. Then, we head to Cancun…
As per usual head on over to Planet Kapow, sit back, have a read, and take in all that is our final Mexican PK episode.
Cuba, you’re next!
Ruins. Lotsa ruins. But amazing ruins!
THIS. IS. PALENQUE!!!!!!
After the a rather chilled tie in San Cristobal de las Casas we headed north on an overnight bus to Palenque. After Egypt I would say this place is one of the most impressive ancient sites I have seen.
To top off a trip to Palenque we headed north and swam in the blue sinkholes (ceynotes) of Cuzuma. The clarity of the water was amazing, and they fact that these sinkholes exist with swimmable conditions is beyond cool.