Category Archives: Guatemala

How I ended up in a Public Hospital in Guatemala

It had to happen. To put yourself in continuous risk sometimes catches up on you. But it doesn´t mean that I´m going to stop getting the most I can from this journey. The doctor was very clear. Eric, by the looks of your injuries your back should be broken or your head should be open. I don´t know how or why but you are a rough guy, like Tarzan. Words that obviously were a compliment to my ears.

Why did the doctor call me Tarzan and not Mowgli to refer to me as a rough guy? Well, this story has a rope in it. But you´ll read about it later.

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Hiking through the most Majestic Mayan site in Central America: The Tikal Ruins

This is the one. Surrounded by more than 220 square miles worth of jungle, this ecological reserve hides the biggest archaelogical site available to tourism in all of Central America.

Tikal´s architecture indicates that this city was founded in IV BC. It is believed that it reached its peak economically, politically but mostly military in the Classic Period, from 200 AD to 900. Tikal was so powerful during this time that it is there´s evidence to affirm they even had communication and commerce with the city of Teotihuacan, Central Mexico, which is 800 miles Northwest of Tikal.

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