dawn in the jungle with little caesar
Tikal Travel Blog› entry 18 of 36 › view all entries
We arrived in Tikal on the 14th and stayed at the ruins at the Jaguar Inn. I almost wasted my 50 quetzal ticket to the ruins by trying to wait out a rainstorm that never arrived, but they let us in right before closing so we got to see the main plaza without the hot sun and hordes of tourists. It was cool, though I had some terror sweats trying to descend the rickety wooden staircase from the top of Temple II (they don't let you climb the stone stairs anymore, or Temple I at all, since two people tumbled to their deaths some years ago). The wooden stair solution doesn't seem a whole lot safer, but I guess that's my opinion.
We decided to do the early morning tour, because it's pretty much the only point of staying at the ruins instead of in nearby Flores.
I got some decent pictures, but they'll have to wait for Guatemala City internet cafes.