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Tikal

January 14th 2010
We left early from Antigua on a shuttle to the Linea Dorado bus station in Guatemala City for the nine hour bus ride to Flores which is in northwest Guatemala, a short distance from Belize and Mexico. The ride was quite surprising with the varied landscape of high altiplano and high desert and then descending into the El Petén jungle area. The prime purpose in going there was to see Tikal, a Maya ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Tikal

Guatemalan Flag 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
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