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Solo trip...part 20

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#1 Steve


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:09 AM

There were 3 beds in the room so I got to sleep in one last night. Right outside or door is a good view of the lake.

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After breakfast in the hotel we checked out and drove across the bridge to Santa Elena to check out the markets.

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We didn't spend much time looking around. David and Gordon haven't been to Tikal and that's our destination today. It's about an hours drive from here. There's a small place with a few rooms about half way to Tikal that I stayed at last year. We stopped there to get a room. $300 Quatzales.

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A little while later we entered the National Park of Tikal.

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This is jungle here. Not as lush as Palenque but jungle anyway. You have to watch out for the jaguar crossings.

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The site here is huge. To see it all would take 8 to 10 hours. Lots of walking.

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Lots of souvenirs for sale near the main restaurant and bar area. We spent a little time in the bar.

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Saw lots of coatimundi along the trails. At least 30. They would travel through the jungle in groups.

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I would recommend a trip here if you get the chance. The photos I took didn't come out that great. I probably had the camera on the wrong setting. They also sell beer at the concession stands scattered around the site.

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