The Trip 2013 – Playa del Carmen to Tikal

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Note: This is a condensed version of the pictures I took with some added narrative. The rest of the pics can be viewed in the album The Trip 2013 – Playa del Carmen to Tikal. Each picture can be clicked to see a larger version and comment / like.

After the wet and long trip from Chichen Itza we were all thoroughly ready to party it up in style in the party town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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We rocked up to our hostel which was a really cool place where all the rooms surround a central space filled with tables, benches and hammocks. We had a great time that first night drinking great quantities of Tequila, Mescal and Corona.

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We spent the rest of the night dancing without our sandles on in a club right on the beach, no photos of that particular debauchery unfortunately.

The following day we hit the beach. I remembered to remove all electronics from my pockets this time before going in the sea.

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The following day we made our way for the tiny island of Caye Caulker in Belize.

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We had a great time in Caye Caulker. It was a tiny play with a really cool laid back feel to it.

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We spent the first evening there sampling the local food and drink.

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The following day we took a day tour out on a boat to explore the reef. On the way out we had a small bird problem.

When in the water we saw all manner of things, from Manitee’s..

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.. to turtles…

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.. to fish on the reef

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The following day we had to say a font farewell to Belize and make our way into Guatemala. First up in this beautiful country was the stunning lost Mayan ruins of Tikal.

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We had a great time there climbing up the various temples.

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Temple 4 was the largest temple there and offered incredible views over the jungle, including this one. Points to anyone who can guess which movie this view was in:

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There we also saw loads of animals including some monkeys..

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.. and some of these cute things

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We also saw some not so cute creatures

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I really enjoyed myself at Tikal, a truly magical place…

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.. I cant believe that less than 1% of this place has been uncovered, I can just imagine the treasures just waiting to be uncovered below the jungle.

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Needless to say Tikal for me is definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me… so far!

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