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Tikal: A Magical Place

| July 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Now I know how Rocky Balboa felt running up those steps…

I am not a big fan of challenges, however I have come to realize that as much as I don’t intrinsically like them, I need them to feel alive.  I am not one to get bored or too comfortable. I keep going, I keep searching and dreaming…I keep creating and producing and working until…I stop and take it all in.

For many years I have been waning to visit Tikal. Tikal is an ancient archeological vestige of the Pre-Columbian Mayan civilization.  It is located in the Guatemalan State of Petén.  Ironically, during the 23 years I lived in Guatemala, I never went to Tikal, though it was right there in my backyard.  It wasn’t until now, when I live thousands of miles away in another country that I finally got to go.

I planned the trip in 3 days. It was so rushed that I didn’t even tell my family in Guatemala that I was coming. Part of me didn’t want to worry them. I didn’t want anything or anybody to stop me from visiting this magical place. I had made up my mind that I was going.

I was lucky to find an accomplice in my cousin and some of his friends, so off we all went to Tikal. Less than one hour after boarding a small plane at the Guatemalan airport we landed in Petén.  We then drove for 1 hour to the park. The journey there was beautiful, a joy in and of itself, but my mind was set on the destination.

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 Finally, we got there and it was not what I expected, it was so much more.

Parque Ecologico Tikal

 To see the ruins of El Gran Jaguar in person was as if a post card had come to life. It was a dream come true. I couldn’t believe that I was finally there. It was beautiful and real.

No, I did not get to run up the steps like Rocky Balboa, but I for sure felt how he did. I felt I had accomplished something great just by being there and I took it all in.  

el-gran-jaguar

I took mental pictures, I smelled the grass, I touched the rocks and enjoyed every single drop of sweat running from my forehead down my body while hiking under the hot tropical weather.  I chased monkeys trying to get pictures of them, I made new friends, I got a much-needed break, and I had the time of my life.

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Chapines-Tikal

  Visit Tikal. It is one of the most amazing places on earth. 

Tikal-peten

 What other places do you find magical?

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  • http://www.ezzylanguzzi.com Ezzy Guerrero-Languzzi

    It all looks like a dream, Sofia. I’ve always wanted to visit Peru, but don’t know if I have the grit for all the climbing. Maybe. Thanks for sharing your adventure, Amiga!