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My hammock strung...  

My hammock strung... the camping area outside the entrance of Tikal. Fortunately, no one came to occupy the tents the two nights I stayed.
Toucans at Tikal

May 21st 2013
Sunday, May 19 US $1 = 7.8 Quetzal (Q) I was drippy all day; as the forecast has predicted, it was easily 99 degrees outside, and the NE part of Guatemala was melting before my very eyes. I walked from Flores, across the bridge and over to the bus station, about a 20-minute walk and was told that this being Sunday there were limited buses heading to Tikal. The local bus would have cost ... 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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