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Yaxchilán (Day 1 in the Jungle) 024

Hey, I see Guatemala :D
Yaxchilán (Day 1 in the Jungle)

February 18th 2011
Today is the first day here in the Lacandon Jungle, and first day that I've ever been to Mayan ruins. The one we went to today, as you can see, is the Yaxchilán ruins which are accessed by boat through the Usamacinta river which is situated between Mexico and Guatemala. The boats are long and skinny and have a cover so that we won't get sunburned along the way. The ride to the ruin ... read more
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