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Jan 18, 2015 - Tikal

The ancient Mayan Empire dominated Central America from the Mexican Yukatan to Nicaragua from 5 Centuries before Christ until 9 centuries after. The largest city of the Mayan people was Tikal, and it is just across the border from San Ignacio, Belize. Of course, we had to go. We were offered a bus trip directly from San Ignacio to the Tikal National Park. Not including the $20 needed to get out of Belize and into Guatemala. Or the $20 to get into the park. It just sounded like too much money to me. So, Basilio and I said no to the easy, if...

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Dec 24, 2012 - Sunrise over the jungle

Wow, wow and more wow. I have no other way of describig the amazing experience of sitting high on Temple IV at Tikal and watching the sun rise directly over Temple III. It was worth getting up at 4.30am just to see it. As the sun rose more, we watched the jungle come alive and even spotted tucans. The Tikal complex can only be decribed as expansive and was the main reason I was on this trip. And I can gladly say that it didn't disappoint. I can't put it into words and the pictures say a bit but doesn't capture it all. Let's just say it...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Oct 18, 2010 - magical Tikal

ola amigos muchos gracias per el email! c est super d avoit tout vos messages desolee pour le temps ... il fait superbe ici, hihihi ;-) bon me revoila pres encore 2 superbes journees lundi nous sommes alle a Tikal, le plus beau et grand site Mayen difficile a decrire ce aue j ai vu ... c est tout simplement magestique ... vraiment epoustouflant on est arrive la le midi ou on a manger un petit pick-nick et ensuite on est parti vers les temples. faut s iñaginer auon est au plein milieu de la fort vierge et quie tout d un coup on tombe sur des...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Tikal

I visited areas that I did not see when I was here in 2004. Its ruins are still some of the best preserved Mayan ruins, period! I only spent one morning here. As many of you know, this was the location for one season of "Survivor". The video is of a long model site which represents the entire area. There is a long drive from the main highway to the actual park entrance. There is a 25mph speed limit. An interesting thing is that they write your arrival time at the first checkpoint and check the time at the actual entrance. I was told that...

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Feb 24, 2008 - Tikal

So, you're wandering about Tikal, admiring the ruins, thinking it's quieter than you expected. You also notice that there seems to be a rather large number of the army wandering around the temples with guns bigger than they are. However, you tend to think it's just normal practice for the area, nothing really seems out of the ordinary. Then you get back to Flores, head out for some dinner and start chatting to a Canadian couple who nearly choke on their food when you mention you've been at Tikal that day. They then rush to tell you that a...

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