Observations from Kew Gardens (UK) and now Houston (US).
April 08, 2010
OAT Guatemala: Tikal
Tikal reached its zenith from AD 300 to 900 and was home to as many as 100,000 Maya. Tikal has an estimated 3000 structures including the 144-foot Temple of the Grand Jaguar, tomb of "Moon Double Comb" who was buried with 180 carved jade pieces. We climbed three very tall temples that day for an excellent cardio workout and breathtaking views.