31 January 2011


“Go to Tikal,” everyone urged me. They were all right. Tikal is an ancient Mayan city that is still partially in the jungle; it’s difficult to some see of the sights because they’re still covered with jungle. We saw howler monkeys, spider monkeys, various birds, and of course, the amazing stone buildings. Most impressive, tall, powerful – yet what truly shocked was that this city crashed in a very short period of time – perhaps a week. There are theories, but nothing has been confirmed – so we can all have our own suspicions.

I went to gawk at the buildings, to climb some of the incredibly scary stairs, and to see what the Mayans were capable of. I was truly impressed (especially by the height to which I climbed – and to the height the builders must have climbed as well).

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