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Tikal Ruins

Tikal is the largest collection of Mayan ruins that still exists today. At the height of the Mayan dynasty it was more than 100 sq km (50 sq Miles ish) with a population of 50-100,000 people. Tikal consist of 6 temples, a central great plaza, 2 acropolis, 3 ball courts, a plaza of seven smaller...

permalink written by  ryan & debbrial on October 17, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Us Discovering the Latin Americas



Zip!

Today was another adventure – this time to Ixpanpajul and Flores, a small town on the other side of the lake. The drive to Ixpanpajul passed through much of the same territory as before, but after the turn off at Ixlu, there was a decidedly different atmosphere along the road. Many small...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 27, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Belize, Guatemala and Honduras (2009)



This Place Is In Ruins!

This morning I awoke to the very eerie sounds of howler monkeys. Like something out of “Lost,” it’s a very strange sound. Alas, none were seen. After breakfast, we headed out to the main attraction of this area of Guatemala, Tikal. Julio was our guide, and Juan our driver. Until this...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 26, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Belize, Guatemala and Honduras (2009)



More Mayan Magic

We made it to Tikal. A four hour bus to Guatemala city from Santa Ana and an eight hour overnight bus to Flores got us in at five this morning. We booked a ride to Tikal for six and after breakfast we were checking out the ruins by 8:30am. They are as amazing as Palenque only there are a lot...

permalink written by   Chris Pagett on March 23, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Chris and Em's Adventure



Tikal'ed Pink

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...

permalink written by  Corey Fruitman and Melissa Tapper on March 5, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Margarita y Discoteca



Dag 77 - 78: Flores/Tikal

miniby, ruiner, maya

permalink written by  HikingViking on February 7, 2009 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: World Tour 2008/09



In Search of History

Our long journey north from Semuc to Flores was interrupted by a mission of mercy to rescue our driver's cousin, who we had passed by chance, passed out at the wheel of his pickup which was on its side in a ditch, its axles at an impossible angle but, testimony to Jeremy Clarkson's exhaustive...

permalink written by  Alex Kent on September 11, 2007 from Tikal, Guatemala
from the travel blog: On the Varieties of Nature



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