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Aug 31, 2010 - El Remate - Guatemala

August 24, 2010 We arrived in El Remante early. Around 11am or so we got a room a decided to hike into the Biotopo cerro Chahui. The trail head is only about 2km’s from the hotel so why not? It was a 6km hike that took us 3 hours. After seeing the same same for a few hours – blah. We came back to the hotel had a shower and crashed early. We had to get up because we want to leave to Tikal at 5:30am to be the first to enter at 6:00am. We got to the ticket gate and the entry fee was 150q/pp!! I just abut shit myself. We paid the 300q and went...

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Jan 5, 2010 - El Remate and Tikal

Our original plan was to take a flight from Antigua to the northern part of Guatemala, but flights were booked up for days. So we ended up taking a 12 hour overnight bus ride to Flores - a good sleep was NOT had by all! We were now in jungle territory, the climate much warmer and more humid. From Flores we took another shuttle to a small quiet town called El Remate on a scenic lake. We spent a day relaxing and swimming in the lake, and recovering from our bus ride. The next day we went to visit the ruins of Tikal. Tikal was amazing with its...

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Jan 5, 2010 - El Remate and Tikal

El Remate is a small town on the side of Lake Peten Itza. We were all tired after our 12 hour overnight bus ride. We relaxed on the dock and swam in the lake that day to recover. The next day we went to the Tikal ruins. Tikal is a ruin of an ancient Mayan city in the middle of the Jungle. There were 7 pyramid shaped temples, the tallest one was about 200 high. We climbed temple II and temple IV, which was the tallest temple. Temple I was built over the tomb of Lord Chocolate, who ruled the Mayan city over a thousand years ago. You cannot...

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Jan 5, 2010 - El Remate and Tikal

El Remate is a small village on the side of Lake Peten Itza. We stayed at a hotel called Mon Ami. The first day we went to the lake and had a swim, and relaxed on the dock. We were very tired from our long bus ride. We met three dogs we named Anthony, Eric, and Rabubba. The next day we went to see the Tikal ruins. Tikal is the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the jungle. We saw a lot of temples that were in the shape of pyramids. The tallest temple, number IV, was over 200 feet tall. We climbed to the top of temple IV and temple II. It was...

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May 14, 2008 - Santa Cruz Verapaz to El Remate

A quieter day than yesterday. There was some climbing at the beginning but after that we descended to a plain at about 150m altitude and stayed there. There was even a very straight road for a long way. It was our hottest day yet with temperatures getting up to 40 degrees C (very hot in old money). It was very wearing as a result. We almost ran out of local money as petrol stations would accept neither credit cards nor dollars – the first time that has happened consistently. We helped each other out and eventually found both a petrol...

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