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Temple I

Tikal, Guatemala
Tikal and Flores

May 29th 2009
The border crossing from Mexico to Guatemala went surprisingly smooth. In Mexico, I visited the small immigration office in Frontera Corozal where I was asked to pay M$100 for a re-entry visa to Mexico. Then I walked down to the Usumacinta river which forms the border between Mexico and Guatemala. I joined some fellow backpackers for the 20 minute boat ride to the Guatemalan side. Once I ha ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores

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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