Flores to Semuc Champey June 18th 2006 Having recharged the batteries at the Finca Ixobel, I boarded a bus for the Island town of Flores which sits on the Lago de Peten Itza in the Peten region of the Country. This town would be our base camp for the next 2 days, and our launching point for exploration of the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Peten´s capital is a very small town; it was possible to walk the inner ring road in about ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
After graduating from University of Sheffield I developed a travelling itch and I've been scratching ever since. This is my second major trip and will take me through Latin America. I intend to see the sights, and climb many a hill and mountain, photograph copious sunsets and temples, and hopefully improve on the little Spanish that I have along the way too!! ... full info