Hostel Iguana Rana
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... tours and shuttles with this chatty tour guide with big promises and a big sense of urgency. The next day at 4:30 AM we’re all aboard yet another bus and en route to Tikal- the ancient holy site of Mayan civilization. Our time in Tikal was magical. The old Mayan pyramids and temple ruins emerge majestically right out of dense jungle. The browns and greys of carved stone juxtapose the brilliant greens of tall trees and huge leaves as they stand side by ...
... site of many ancient Mayan pyramids. It should be one of, if not the most incredible moments of my four-month stay here. The only downside is that our group has to wake up at 4 a.m. tomorrow to fly there for the day, only to fly back in the evening. Apart from that though, I'm very excited. I promise to take plenty of pictures. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as we fly to Tikal tomorrow.
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... this was a bad idea and stayed on the road, but we hit one of the horses. I am not too sure what ended up happening with the horse... I assume it died or was killed afterwards. It was terrible. After much discussion, it seems like the bus was deemed ready to go. After a few kilometers, it stopped in front of an auto repair shop. I think this was just coincidence though. The bus apparently made many stops during the night... not ...
... we walked up the road a bit and found a place in our price range. We hung out in our room for a while as Wayne wasn't feeling that settled, going for a walk later, in time for an early dinner. We went back to our room after dinner with the intention of going for a walk before bed. However, it was past dark by the time we were ready to go so we ended up giving that a ...
... destination, stopping briefly so everyone could purchase their entry tickets at the gate which was 65km from the actual site. I had eavesdropped on an Israeli guy telling a Spaniard the night before that there had been 8 robberies on Tikal shuttle buses recently so every time the bus slowed down I felt a bit anxious and considered stashing my iPhone down my pants but I needn't have worried. I didn't have my passport on me because for some reason this hostel keeps ...
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