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Lago Peten Itza, Guatemala

Written by Raenelle on Tuesday, November 18, 2003
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We crossed into Guatemala this morning after going to see 1,000ft falls this morning in Belize (not all thatTikal Pyramid exciting, as the fog set in just as we arrived and it was hard to see the water!). The border crossing was a breeze, and before we knew it, we were heading into the Guatemalan interior. Were camped overnight at a beautiful lake, Lago Peten Itza, where we had our own private dock and pretty much a whole campground to ourselves. We are planning to go to the famous ruins at Tikal tomorrow morning.

Tikal Ruins

We spent most of the day at the Mayan ruins of Tikal today. We arrived early in the morning – in time to see the amazing variety of birds in the area – and hooked up with a tour that was starting when we arrived. For a Lago Peten Itzavery reasonable fee, we were treated to a 4 hour tour of the ruins (the site is very large, and it would take more than one day to see it all). Our guide took us to all of the major areas within the site, and explained alot of the history of the Mayan people, and the specifics of the Tikal ruins. We met an interesting Israeli girl on our tour, and we chatted about Israel inbetween our discussions about the Mayans. In the afternoon, we sat in a large field enjoying cheese and crackers while two foxes approached and stretched out in the shade. We left the ruins with plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon sun and a swim back at our campsite by the lake.

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