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Tikal, Guatemala

If you haven't read the updated previous post with photos, read that first so you know how we got here....

We arrived in Flores, which is the satellite town to Tikal, home of the ancient Mayan ruins, and pretty much what you come to Guatemala for. That, and of course, the travelling circus.

It's a quaint little town on the lake. Ice cream here melts at mach speed. There's a little tidbit that Lonely Planet doesn't share with ya.

We watched the sunset with our Canadian friends last night. The place was on the water with a lovely view.

Today, we visited the Mayan ruins at Tikal.

Buses here, in case you didn't guess from our last post, aren't quite the TTC. We got on the "Sunrise" bus which is supposed to get you there on time to see the Sunrise over the ruins.

Let's just say that while we didn't get to see the notorious Sunrise over Tikal, the view of the Sunrise over our driver's head was stunning.

We arrived in Tikal 20 minutes later.

We decided to get a guide. An official guide. We'd spend big bucks and share the cost among five of us, which worked out to about US$12 each ($60 total) for a three hour tour... A three hour tour.

We met our guide in the park. His name was SeƱor Makeitupasyougoalong.

He showed us around the ruins, creatively named "Temple 1", "Temple 2" and so on.

Joking aside, it really was amazing, and the highlight of our trip so far.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and since my fingers are getting tired, and since we got up at 4am this morning... Enjoy...

permalink written by  Corey and Melissa on March 5, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
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Hi Guys,
Just got caught up on your blog...it's amazing, I love the stories and pictures, the side comments are especially entertaining...all is well here, have an amazing time and I'm looking forward to a DIM SUM review when you get back unless you have a craving for Taco Bell...it's 16 degrees today (ABOVE 0) I may have to get the sunscreen out myself!
Love you, be well and keep writing and snapping and....Auntie K.

permalink written by  Karen Garscadden on March 6, 2009

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