Sunday, September 6, 2009

Antigua to Tikal

Antigua is a pretty colonial town, situated at the base of the Volcan de Agua. Our whole time there was spent pounding the cobblestone streets checking out the many churches and church ruins.

A bus then took us to Guatemala City to connect to a surprisingly comfortable overnight bus journey to Flores, the closest settlement to Tikal. I was a little frightened on arriving in Guatemala City, as the bus station consisted of a small office building and a car park, that had locked doors and was guarded by a man with a shotgun. We were then locked into the building, while the guard continued to wait outside with his gun until our bus arrived.

Tikal itself was pretty amazing - we reenacted this scene from Star Wars: Episode IV at the top of Temple IV.