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26 viewsOur view from the back of the pickup truck. Welcome to Guatemala.
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22 viewsThis is how Phil and I crossed the border - in the back of a pickup truck after hitching a ride with some generous Alabama boys.
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19 viewsI wanted to have some 'scanning' device like the guy in Star Wars does but this sufficed.
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18 viewsTemple I is on the horizon as we make our way across the ancient Mayan city where 250,000 Mayans once lived.
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18 viewsI survey distant Temple I looming before me.
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18 viewsPhil wears his Hard Wok shirt at Tikal (attempt 1)
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17 viewsThe Grand Plaza as viewed from atop Temple II. You may recognize it from Apocalypto.
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16 viewsA small stop by the side of the road for some snacks en route to Flores. We tagged along for the whole trip which meant two hours in the box.
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16 viewsA little restaurant where Phil and I welcomed ourselves to Belize with a local beer: Brahva.
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16 viewsTemple I is the temple people think about when they think of Tikal. 22 storeys high, that's probably not a surprise.
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16 viewsAs seen towards the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, Temple I, II, and V (left to right) poke out of the jungle. Taken from the top of Temple IV, 32 storeys high (it would be the taller than the tallest building in Saskatoon) and finished in 741, almost 1300 years ago.
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16 viewsThe bottom of Temple II.
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16 viewsMore of the Lost World. Tikal is a collection of temples and buildings, not just one large temple.
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15 viewsAnother Flores street.
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14 viewsWe took a day trip to Tikal from Flores, leaving at 7 AM.
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14 viewsOne of the temples in the Lost World complex of Tikal.
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14 viewsYou can see in this partially excavated building how nature overtook the temples.
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13 viewsPhil used a non-traditional path to get to the more obscure temples.
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12 viewsBefore we hit the road we agreed we both wanted to have a couple Pina Coladas.
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11 viewsA pisote wanders around looking for food.
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