Sunday, January 1, 2017

Exploring Tik'al in 8 Photographs

And one bonus :)

We didn't get great weather on our day to Tik'al. We left at 3:30 in the morning to watch sunrise but it was much too cloudy to see anything at all. Then it proceeded to rain 2 or 3 times so our hiking included lovely bits of mud. Still, it is an awesome ruin with a lot to offer. We had fun climbing around and exploring. Our guide had solid historical information and took care to show us specific additions like the holes in the jungle floor where they stored goods, trapped to hunt, and even hid themselves in times of trouble. He even added a few fun tidbits about movies that reference the Mayan people and other scientific facts. Few quick tips: I would highly recommend touring with an English speaking guide. Bring a waterproof bag if you are carrying a camera or other electronics and be sure to come in comfortable non-slip shoes. Oh! And bring snacks, the food is expensive.