My family stay in Copan Ruinas, Honduras
After the fiasco at the border, I was ready to relax in Honduras and start my studies. But first, let me tell you a little about the family with whom I would live for the week. I had checked in with them the day before.
I had been in Copan Ruinas 2 years earlier and enjoyed my homestay with a Honduran family. I asked the school “ Ixbalanque” to assign me to the same family. The family was headed by a very nice woman by the name of “Ruth”. She was a widow and somewhere in her 60’s. The maid that lived in the house was named Trinni and she was the same maid from my previous stay.
I had been met at the bus station by Kathy, one of the owners of Ixbalanque. I told her I could find my own way to the house, but she insisted in putting me in a golf cart taxi which, because of the narrow streets, is the method of transportation in Copan Ruinas.
When I knocked on the door, Trinni took a look at me and then recognized me and gave me a big hug. She went to tell Ruth I had returned. Ruth gave me a hug and we sat down and chatted for a few minutes before dinner.
My room was very similar to the one I had before: a single bed, private bath and the room opened out to the courtyard. Just fine for me. Here are some photos to give you an idea of my accomodations:
During dinner we had a chance to get reacquainted and get caught up on each other’s life. It is hard to explain how you can be caught up in a very busy life in the United States and then just a day later be living in a small Honduran town in the Copan valley. Life was good.
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Next-starting classes in the Ixbalanque Spanish School in Copan Ruinas