Tikal Ruins

Trip Start Sep 10, 2005
Trip End Apr 27, 2006

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Flores, Guatemala was reached by crossing from Mexico to Guatemala via a river that boarders the two countries. First a 4 hour van ride..then a 30 minute lancha river ride, then another 3 hours on a bumpy dirt road to Flores. After about 2.5 hours of my bouncing up and down in this van..i had to go to the bathroom...so i asked the driver if we could stop..about 5 of us got out of the van..some gringos...some locals.and we all found places on the side of the road to go. I went with the girls to a little dip in the road on the other side under some trees..as soon as i got my self ready..pants down.. i felt intense pain in my hand and leg... i looked down and realized i had chosen an ant hill as a bathroom. I jumped out of there so fast...Didn't care that the passing pick-up truck and out entire van could see me in all my glory!

It was a great day as i met a group of people..all from different countries to hang out with. We found a hotel in flores and went to bed early as we had booked a 5:00 a.m. bus to the Tikal ruins to see the sunrise on top of a mayan temple....well..of course they were late to pick us up in the morning..and then half way there the bus broke down and we had to return to get another mode of transport. We missed the sunrise...but it was too cloudy to see the sun anyway. Great day walking around imagining what it would be like living in this kingdom.
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