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Today I did a second morning trip to Tikal.
The bus picks you up at 3am to catch the sunrise at the ruins.
Once again I really enjoyed it.
I have only uploaded pics from the second trip.
The guide told us allot of stuff i should type some of it up some time in the future.
... our next form of transportation - a tractor and trailer. This took us to a river that had a natural hot spring waterfall into it. The water from the hot springs was a very hot 43 degrees. It was amazing as you sat in a nice cool 26 degree river, under the waterfall which was so hot! What a fantastic spot for some R&R. Tomorrow will be a long journey to ...
Another morning of waking up to howler monkeys, however this time I was actually trying to sleep, they are kind of like rosters such that they start going off before sunrise, but the sound they make is unreal. After some miscommunication regarding a shuttle to leave Tikal (pretty sure I had it right, but we'll chalk it up to lack of Spanish), I got a 1.5 hr shuttle to Flores which is a small island in ...
... and vast knowledge helped make Tikal a thriving city between 200 -900 AD. They discovered the 365 day calendar that is not much different than what we use today. Together, the Mayan population was believed to be about two million people strong.
Our trip allowed us to wander the once great city and explore the many ruins. It was fascinating to witness their demonstration of ...
Shortly after leaving San Ignacio a border crossing from Belize into Guatemala and then onto Tikai.
Tikal has been declared as the Tikal National Park covering some 570 square kilometres. The ancient city has been completely mapped and at ...