The Mayan site of Copan Ruinas was where I'd tackle my first mission on the Honduras Challenge.
Copan Ruinas was the creative hub in the Mayan world. A bit like California in our world today. The temples are rich in decoration and you find loads of different sculptures.
My goal was to find 'The Elder's head' and 'The Monkey God' somewhere in between the remains of this ancient civilization. How cool is that!
It felt like I walked right into an Indiana Jones or Lara Croft movie set...
For my first mission on the #HondurasChallenge I dove into the world of the Mayans! My goal was to find 'The monkey god' & 'The elder's head' at the #CopanRuinas Mayan site. I heard so much about Mayan history before so I was very excited to discover more about it here in #Honduras I got pictures and indications quickly via friends and followers on Facebook and I can tell you that it was still quite the challenge to find them. The Copan Ruinas site is huge and to be honest its beauty and harmony with nature blew me away. Never seen anything like it... I'll post pictures of my search and exploration next. Stay tuned 😉 #DestinationChallenges with @visithonduras | #VisitHonduras
I was welcomed at the #CopanRuinas site by these friendly, colorful & feathery friends. It's the #Macaw, the national bird and pride of #Honduras . They were close with the #Mayans as well. The perfect welcome I'd say. 😊 #HondurasChallenge 1 #DestinationChallenges with @visithonduras | #VisitHonduras
I eventually found it next to that huge #Ceiba tree! That's my happy-I-finally-found-it-smile you see here 😉 Mission half completed! 👊 Is there anybody out there that could tell me the story behind this 'Elder's head'? I'm curious. #HondurasChallenge with @visithonduras | #CopanRuinas #Honduras #VisitHonduras
Looking for the 'Monkey God' was like looking for a needle in a hay stack. The site really is huge and it has loads of hidden places. I didn't wanna leave any stone unturned though so I kept looking... PS: did you know that the Mayans had some form of football game which they played on this field. Sooo... soccer originates from Latin America which I think makes sense since they have so many great teams. #JustSaying 😊 #HondurasChallenge with @visithonduras | #visithonduras #CopanRuinas #Honduras
After over an hour of searching I decided to call upon the monkey god himself to give me a sign and point me in the right direction... He unfortunately didn't answer my calling so I asked another visitor and he pointed me in the right direction! 😉 #HondurasChallenge with @visithonduras | #VisitHonduras #CopanRuinas #Honduras
Tadaaaa! The Mayan Monkey God. Can you believe I walked passed it twice... *Facepalm* #HondurasChallenge 1 ACCOMPLISHED! I absolutely loved exploring this Mayan heritage site. A great start to a week of adventure in #Honduras! Ah and is there anybody or there that could tell me the story behind the Monkey God? I'd love to learn about it! Thank youuu! #CopanRuinas #visithonduras with @visithonduras