Posts Tagged ‘Tikal’

Sunsets of Petén

Friday, August 19th, 2016

El Remate Sunset
The shores of Petén Itzá lake offer some stunning sunsets. (more…)

Sylvanus Morley Museum at Tikal

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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The Sylvanus Morley Museaum at Tikal´s entrance has a small but beautiful collection of artifacts found on site.
Great place to visit before you tour the ancient Mayan city of Tikal.

Temple I, Temple of the Great Jaguar

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Temple I
One of the most amazing structures in the ancient Mayan City of Yax Mutul (Tikal).
This Mayan Temple has some secrets most visitors are oblivious of.
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Traveling on a Dime: Petén

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Tikal

Tikal


Traveling on a Dime: Petén
Petén is Guatemala’s Northern-most province and it is full of wonders left behind by our Mayan ancestors, and rich with Nature’s splendor.
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Island of Flores, Lake Petén Itza

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Valuable archeological find at a small island on Lake Petén Itza.
I know it is not what you would spect. But I’ll be provindin you with a quick review of another of my trips to this beautiful island, the last bastion of the Itza people.

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Tikal

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Main Acropolis

Main Acropolis


Tikal, The Place of the Voices, as known by the few left Itza speakers.

This is one of the greatest monuments Human Civilization has ever produce.
I would easily put this place as one of the 100 must see before you kick the bucket.
Those Mayan temples towering over the jungle canopy would leave you breathless!
What a great saga is recorded on each of these stones.

Discovery
What!? I really hate when modern history uses the word “Discovery” in cases like this.
Apparently for History literature, indigenous people, don’t count, they aren’t, well, real people.
The indigenous people of the Peten always had knowledge of this ruins, in fact, they led many expeditions to show them to Western explorers. And of course, it is one of these explorers, Modesto Mendez, who is credited with the “discovery” of the ruins.

Discovery!?

Discovery!?

Eli is always a nice guy, I was guiding this handsome couple whom were visiting us all the way from Canada:

Always watch out for those unexpected rains or hailstones!

Tikal is one of the last easy access places where you can still find wild life. You’ll love the large bands of Coati. One of these bands, maybe up to 70 strong, cross in front of me, there were maybe 6-8 females, each of them with at least 6 young, plus the males and of course my camera is in my backpack.
Our cousins Howlers and Spiders are everywhere, keep and eye open for them.

Temple IV

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Temple IV
Temple IV, Mayan City of Tikal. On of the tallest buildings constructed by The Mayan -or aliens some rather believe-. Seen this well illuminated during the “show” of the beginning of the new Baktun* was an amazing spectacle.