Posts tagged ruins
Awesomeness = Tikal: The Journey Part 5

As we walked down the path that winds through the jungle, Louis explains to us the history of the Mayans at Tikal. As he talks, Louis explains that "Tikal is the 2nd largest Mayan city ever built. The 1st is El Mirador on the border of my country (Guatemala) and Mexico. Tikal was discovered several hundred years ago and El Mirador. The reason Tikal is so popular is that it has been excavated for a long time. El Mirador's excavation wasn't started until about twenty years ago."

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Oxtankah Ruins: The Journey Part 2

My visit to Oxtankah started off with a walk through Calderitas when I saw a sign that said Oxtankah with a Mayan pyramid symbol next to it and a number 7. I walked back to my hostel immediately afterward to find out what it was all about. So, I consulted the local expert, Google. I found out that Oxtankah ruins were located 7.3 kilometers from Calderitas (for all my American friends this is about 4.6 miles). 

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The Plan: Central & South America

Do you plan out every minute of your vacations?  Does it feel stressed and chaotic instead of relaxing?  Are you exhausted by the time your trip is done? Traveling slow without a laid out plan is the best way to take in a culture really get to know a place.  Spend time enjoying what the area and people have to offer without the stress of having to see everything.  You can always go back.

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