|Notice how moisture evaporates off the forest floor in the morning?|
|One of the many ancient sites at Tikal|
|After an adventure on a rickety old staircase, my sister and I, made it the top for some spectacular views.....and a nice breeze:)|
|Still used today as a religious center, Mayans use these alters in front of the pyramid at Tikal|
|I didn't have a great camera back then....but here are some bird nests and that bird in the tree. It has a yellow tail and made some really cool noises.|
|More altars used for worship. Copal is burned on them.|
Don't wander far off the path or you may get lost in this!!! Most people depart to Tikal from the beautiful and colonial island city of Flores. It's about a 45 minute ride to the park. A bloody, yet accurate depiction of Mayan life can be seen in the film Apocalypto by Mel Gipson. I know I know...the name may bring random thoughts, but he did an amazing job on this film.
|Bring water and mosquito repellent!!|