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Two Days at Tikal – The Mayan Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Two Days at Tikal – The Mayan Ruins in the Jungle of Guatemala

Located in the jungles of Guatemala, the relatively remote Mayan Ruins of Tikal are impressive. I spent the better part of two days inside the grounds and still didn’t see everything. But from my time walking among the ruins I learned to further appreciate the Mayan Culture I’ve already grown to know from places like […]

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The Morning March to the Tikal Temple Sunrise

The Morning March to the Tikal Temple Sunrise

I used the light from my camera, peeled off 100 Quetzales and handed it over.  He told me, “cien por persona.” He must have thought we were together. We weren’t. She paid her hundred and he continued to collect from the six or eight other people joining us. It was too dark to get an […]

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Take a Tour of Mayan Ball Courts

Take a Tour of Mayan Ball Courts

Scholars debate the rules and outcome of the Mayan ballgame. It’s one of the many Mayan mysteries that still exist today. But one thing we know for sure, a game was played and Mayan ball courts can be found at many of the ruin sites today. Plus, the tour guides love to talk about them […]

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Sunset Sunday – Sunset on a Rooftop in Flores, Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Sunset on a Rooftop in Flores, Guatemala

I grabbed a few bottles of the local beer Gallo, and a bag of crisps (potato chips) and headed back to my room. I decided to take in the sunset on the hotel rooftop. I selected the hotel when I learned about  it’s rooftop and the stairs (no elevator) to the third floor were not a […]

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Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Tikal, Guatemala

 Walking through the Mayan ruins in the afternoon, after my morning tour, I needed to decide where to settle in to watch a sunset. At first I returned to the gran plaza and then debated a return to the lost world (Mundo Perdido) all in the quest to find the perfect sunset inside the Mayan […]

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