Monday, September 24, 2012

HONDURAS ~Map-Conan UNESCO-San Pedro Sula~

Received a great envelope from a new and totally unkown country for me today...
This makes my hobby so interesting; searching on the internet to find more about Honduras...Seeing their neighbouring countries on the map...Looking for famous people, places, local food and animals...
...Included even a banknote (I'm not a banknote collector..my first ever received) but I'm wondering what I could buy with this biljet...:D Thanks a lot Sonia for this envelope full with lovely items!!

Nice stamp issued for the 70st anniversery of the diplomatic relationship with Japan. with view of Princess Sayako,dauthter of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan. The building shows the National Congress Palace of Honduras, located in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras and interesting postmark!
Honduras is the second biggest country in Central America. It has colonial villages (Gracias, Comayagua), ancient Maya ruins (Copan), natural parks (Moskitia), and a Pacific and Caribbean coastline and the Bay Islands, with great beaches and coral reefs.
Copán (UNESCO site) was once one of the most beautiful and important cities of the Maya civilization - one of the great ancient cultures of the American continent. Today, the ruins of Copán is one of the richest archeological sites to be found in the entire American continent and a mayor tourist attraction. Discovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, the ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century.
Views of the Central Park.
San Pedro Sula is located in the northwest corner of the country, in the Valle de Sula (Sula Valley), about 60 km south of Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean.It is the second largest city in Honduras after the capital Tegucigalpa.
Banknote with view of "Lempira" a native warrior who fought against the Spanish conquerors.
Now, Lempira is the name of Honduras national coin.
View of the famous "Ruines of Copan"

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