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Tikal, Guatemala

by Beverly
(Kentucky)

Sunrise in Tikal

Sunrise in Tikal

When I visited Tikal, (after a mission trip to bring clean water to a town in Guatemala), I was sitting at the top of a pyramid with about 30 other people, watching the sunrise from the same spot that the ancient priests did. A traveling companion said that she had been to Machu Picchu and thought that nothing could top that experience, but she was wrong. This moment transcended that experience. I have never been to Machu Picchu, but the thrill of that moment when the sun rose over the jungle was a sacred moment to me.

This park was not overly touristy, but had a good balance of amenities and wildness. Definitely worth the journey!

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