My name is Wade, and I am a traveler on year 10 of my continuous journey around the world. Herein are travel photos from my journeys in East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Africa, Central and South America.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Honduras Wildlife Photos

Honduras Wildlife Photos

These photographs are of wildlife, animals, and livestock in Honduras in Central America. They are of Macaws at the Copan archaeology site, an ancient Mayan carving of a macaw head that was a point marker in their ball game, a funny looking rodent animal that I cannot identify, and cattle in the Honduran countryside.

Red Macaws in Copan Archaeology site. A UNESCO world heritage site. The macaws fly all around the ruins and live near the front gate of the park.

Carved head of a macaw which was a point marker in the Mayan ball game. This photo was taken at the Copan ruins.

Photos of cattle in Honduras.

Photo of livestock in Honduras taken near Copan ruins.

Fuzzy, rodent like animal in the Copan archaeology site.

Wade from Vagabond
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
March 28, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good Friday in Central America

Good Friday in Central America

The following photographs are of the Good Friday celebrations in Honduras. On this day people marched in a large group through the streets following a reenactment of Jesus and other characters from the bible. The Stations of the Cross were acted out all over the town of Copan Ruinas. For more about this celebration and photos and a video of this procession go to Good Friday in Honduras.

Photo of the crowd that made up the religious procession that clogged the streets of Copan Ruinas in Honduras.

Photo of men looking at the art that adorns the streets of Copan Ruinas.

The Good Friday processions that walked through towns across Latin America.

A Honduran woman working on the street art that lines the main thoroughfares of town.

These designs are made from colored sawdust and white rice.

Good Friday in Copan Ruinas.

Photo of the streets that were decorated for Easter in Copan Ruinas, Honduras.

Photo of a woman decorating the streets of Copan Ruinas.

Wade from Vagabond
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
March 21, 2008

Cockfight Photos

Cockfight Photographs

The following pictures are of a cockfight in Honduras. The cockfight is part of the cultural heritage of Central America, and the depth of the ritual is pretty extensive. What is interesting is that the cockfight seems to be very similar all over the world. Clifford Geertz wrote extensively about cockfights in Bali, and they seem very much the same as what I observed in Honduras.

Go to At the Cockfight for a more about the cockfight in Honduras.
Go to Cockfight in Honduras video for a film of the cockfight.

Photo of a man and his cock.

A cock getting ready to fight.

The gambling at cockfights in Honduras go beyond the rooster fights. There are other games for people to bet on. In this game people buy a number on the wheel and it is spun. While it is spinning someone throws a dart at it and the number that it hits is the winner.

Boy shinning shoes at the cockfight in Honduras.

Cock handler getting ready for the fight.

Photo of the scale that is used to weigh the roosters. The cocks are fought in classes to make for better sport.

Photo of the spurs that are used in Honduran cockfights.

Picture of men chasing cocks in Honduras.

Men gathered around the cockfight ring as the next match between roosters is organized.

Photo of a man and his cock.

More Photos from Central America

Wade from
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Copan Ruins Photographs

Copan Ruins Photos

Photographs from the Copan archaeology site. Copan was a Mayan city that grew out of the jungles of Central America aroun 500AD and lasted to the collaspe of the Mayan empire around five hundred years later. These photos are from the main cluster of Copan and show the famous hieroglyphic stairway, stellas, statues, stone carvings, Mayan texts, and Mayan art.

Photo of a Mayan hieroglyph at Copan.

Statue of a king of Copan. Copan is famous for its stone carvings that show deep relief.

Stone carvings of Mayan art at Copan.

Photo from on top of one of the main structures looking down at the area near the ballcourt.

The Mayan ballcourt.

Mayan stone carving at Copan.
Stellas at Copan Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The famous hieroglyphic stair way at Copan.
My archaeologist name tag.

Photo of a stone carving of a Copan king.

Photo of Copan Ruins.
Stone carving at Copan.

Song of the Open Road Archaeology posts

More information about Copan and Honduras Travel

Wade from Vagabond
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
March 13, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Nicaragua Photographs

Nicaragua Photos

These are some of the pictures that I took on the Tica Bus journey from Costa Rica to Honduras. These photos are from Nicaragua. They are of a woman selling tortillas, a mango vendor, a group of woman backpackers, Nicaraguans, and the beautiful Nicaraguan countryside.

Photo of a Nicaraguan woman.

Photograph of a woman selling mangoes in Nicaragua.

Female backpackers buying drinks at the Nicaraguan border.

Tica Bus employees returning passports. You dont have to get your own passport stamped in Nicaragua. This allows for a little easier of a border crossing.

The beautiful Nicaraguan countryside.

Wade from Song of the Open Road Travel Blog

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

March 7, 2008