Experiencing people, culture and food outside your home comfort zone is like coloring outside the lines.
Colorful tropical flower
Frida with her Creation
Frida has created a new series of paintings. I now own this one called "B'ALAM"
These are the smallest beans I've ever seen. I should have asked for a cup. Next time I head to Copán I will ask
The Hacienda San Lucas "Spa" Treatment
I go to just flake out and clear my head. There is nothing pressing at HSL.
Old cart on the property
This time I stayed in room #6. There are only 8 rooms which is just perfect for me!
I landed in this comfy hammock within minutes of putting my bag in my room!
More San Lucas
This place could not be any more inviting. It has the warmth of a home and the tranquility I look for when I need to escape
Light Bulb Change
Sometimes it takes a few people to change a lightbulb
Path to the Rooms
No need for Air Conditioning up at HSL. There is no electricity except a light and an outlet in the bathroom and the ceiling fan which does just fine, even during these horrendously hot summers in San Pedro.
Not the typical Tex-Mex Huevos Rancheros we are used to, but a fabulously delicious breakfast in the mountains with hand made tortillas, frijoles and fresh guajada, or as we may call it -- queso fresco or queso blanco.
The Other Side
The clay tile roofs are lined with palm fronds on the other side.
I've never seen one of these flowers before
Porch outside the rooms
Night in the Room
No electricity at the Hacienda means all rooms and areas are lit by candles. It's beautiful and so relaxing.
I have a feeling these are muy picante!
Just outside the town of Copân Ruinas is a puebla with a beautiful tea house. This is the road that leads to it.
This is a cross between and artichoke and an asparagus. It has the flavor and texture of an artichoke.
Hacienda San Lucas Entrance
These boys had big tops with long strings. They spun the top and when it was on the ground it could pop up and spin in the palm of their hands. Pretty cool.
Artichoke - Asparagus Vegetable
This vegetable was delicious. It had the flavor of an artichoke and the smaller pieces were tender while the larger pieces were more like eating the outer leaves of an artichoke. You can't purchase them in the market. They are picked out in the mountains.