Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ruins of Tikal

I love the picture at the top of my blog. It is of Flores, a small town in Guatemala. If you could pan the picture a little more to the right, you could see the place we stayed. Flores is a small island town accessable by a brige, about 30 minutes away from the Mayan ruins of Tikal. Tical is an amazing place. There are over 2000 ruins that have been unearthed with many more to resore.

If I was a writer, I would love a story set in this village. I always imagined the person in this photo was doing that very thing as he worked on his laptop.

I know nothing about the history of this place. Why is there an opening in the staircase? Inside there were just a couple of rooms...perhaps for guards.
I loved visiting Tikal. Unfortunately we spent only one day there. Perhaps with this next trip there will be time for a longer visit.


  1. Hi

    What an amazing place - not just full of history but ancient mysterious and magical history!


    I do hope you get to return there on your next trip - can't wait to see more amazing pics!

    Take care

  2. Tikal's original name was Mutula, remember that when you read my book.

  3. Looks amazing Jane! Yep, I reckon the bloke with the laptop is writing a story :)

    Lucky you for having been there. Thanks for joining my blog. Nice to meet you!

    Milt x

  4. Wow, what beautiful pictures! Do you travel a lot?

  5. Wow - thanks so much for the photos! It looks incredible. Lucky you for spending some time there. I hope you get to go back!

  6. This almost makes me want to go to Guatemala. I'd like to be that person typing. These pictures look like they're from another era.

  7. oh what an amazing place to explore. Please go back and take more pics hehe

  8. What wonderful photos. Hope you get back there again and spend more time enjoying it.

  9. Hi Luscious Locks, I tagged you on my latest post, hehe sorry :o)

  10. What an amazing place. Are you planning to go back in the near future?

  11. Lisa, I am hoping I will have time for another visit when I am out there at the end of the month but time is short. It depends on how long we stay in Costa Rica before heading up to Guatemala.

    Ann, We only got to stay one day. They have camping availible right outside the area so you can be on top of the ruins at sunrise, but we didn't take that option. Apparently all those trees come with very large bugs that enjoy a good human at night.

    Aubrie, I don't travel as much as I would like, but who does? I get out of the country about every other year, sometimes for only a week.