On my list of top five places I want to take my two sons, the boys felt like explorers walking through the jungle, climbing pyramids and watching the wildlife. It is a 9-hour non-stop bus ride from Guatemala City. Fortunately, the overnight bus had a “semi-bed”, so the boys spent the trip sleeping. Unfortunately, our bus arrived at the exact moment when Hurricane Alex, then a tropical storm, was passing overhead. So we spent the rainy day in Flores, a small tourist-filled island in a large lake, watching World Cup and enjoying the air-conditioning.
As you might expect, the food in the jungle wasn’t extravagant, but tasted extra good after a tiring day of scampering on the ruins.
Here are a few additional pictures of our time in Tikal.