Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tikal, Guatemala

No problem waking up early in our hostel because it's either a 2am rooster choir or a 3am dog fight that is a jarring replacement for a cell phone alarm.   We woke up at 3:30am to leave at 4am for Tikal.  They are the largest Mayan ruins in Belize and you get to see where they sacrificed their people to the Gods.  This was the norm, until the Spanish got there with the church in tow and said: um, you don't have to sacrifice your people for the Gods, so here's a chicken instead.   

The towering ruins


                             

  

The view from the top of the 4th Temple was unreal.  They call it the Big Mama; she lives up to her name.   

Jungle for daayyys!
       

No big spider attacks to report.  Just a bunch of screaming parrots, howler monkeys and oslots.  Tomorrow is our last day in Flores, then we will head south to Lanquin for some time lost in the mountains.  





 


1 comment:

  1. There's your workout. Those steps! Just like in SF. Rock those steps everyday and you'll be set.

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