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31 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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35 viewsOur view from the back of the pickup truck. Welcome to Guatemala.
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25 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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17 viewsThe streets of Flores. It is a small island in the middle of a lake so every street has views like this.
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24 viewsAnother Flores street.
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25 viewsA little restaurant where Phil and I welcomed ourselves to Belize with a local beer: Brahva.
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23 viewsWe took a day trip to Tikal from Flores, leaving at 7 AM.
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27 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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22 viewsPhil used a non-traditional path to get to the more obscure temples.
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25 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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27 viewsI survey distant Temple I looming before me.
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26 viewsThe Grand Plaza as viewed from atop Temple II. You may recognize it from Apocalypto.
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20 viewsA pisote wanders around looking for food.
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25 viewsThe bottom of Temple II.
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25 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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27 viewsPhil wears his Hard Wok shirt at Tikal (attempt 1)
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28 viewsI wanted to have some 'scanning' device like the guy in Star Wars does but this sufficed.
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24 viewsOne of the temples in the Lost World complex of Tikal.
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25 viewsMore of the Lost World. Tikal is a collection of temples and buildings, not just one large temple.
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23 viewsYou can see in this partially excavated building how nature overtook the temples.
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