To go or not to go....
Trip Start Dec 28, 2007
13Trip End Jan 22, 2008
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It turned out that it rained all day
The four of us woke up this morning again at 2:30 AM and was ready for the tour. This time there was around 10 people from our hostel going on this tour. At 3:20 AM the bus showed up. I was so happy. It took us straight up to Tikal. We were able to watch the sunrise from the 4th tower which is the tallest ruin. Tikal is a massive grouping of ruins set amidst a dese jungle. The Mayans settled here around 700 BC and by 250 AD was a very populated and important city, culturally and commerically. In peak times (6th century), it sprawled 30 kilometers and a population of 100,000 residence.It bagan to fall from power around 900 AD during the mysterious collapse of hte entire Mayan empire.
We were able to climb most of the temples including one that scared the living day lights out of me. It went straight up. I am one to enver turn down a challange, but I was flush against the wall when I reached the top of some of the ruins. Faye, Hanah, Sabina and I hung around the park until 12:30pm when we took the bus back to Flores. I had a bus to catch at 4:30 pm and still needed to shower before my long journey.