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Miami, Liberty & Guatemala, Feb 2014

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FC: February, 2014 Guatemala and Honduras

1: Group lunch in Flores (David and Sheri; 2 couples from Toronto, Danielle (Terry taking photo), Joe and his mom, Adrienne; Nora and Elaine; Jay and Brenda; plus Sergio and our guide, Carlos)

2: Early morning flight to Santa Elena (Flores) and short boat ride to Topoxte. First time we heard howler monkeys.

3: Yaxha Extensive site with ball court and plaza of three pyramids as well as other central plazas.

5: TIKAL

6: Boat ride to Petencito zoo from Flores. Water levels alarmingly high in town.

7: Time after boat ride for walk around Flores.

8: San Felipe Castle at entrance of Rio Dulce Built in 1652 to keep pirates out

9: Two-hour journey down Rio Dulce to Livingston and across to Puerto Barrios with riverside lunch stop

10: Quirigua Primarily only stelae remain. Largest is 8 meters above ground with another 3 meters underground. Elaborate headdresses, beards on some of the figures, and other detailed carvings.

12: Copan UNESCO site Hieroglyphic staircase highlight

14: Copan Museum of Sculpture

16: Chichicastenango market and Church of Santo Tomas with flower offerings on staircase.

17: Chichicastenango cemetery Christian tombs and Mayan graves

18: Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. Boat trip to Santiago Atitlan, one of the twelve towns surrounding lake (once again high water levels). Lake is a caldera (more than 320 meters deep) and surrounded by three volcanoes.

20: ANTIGUA

21: Casa Santa Domingo restored 17th century convent and wonderful restaurant

23: Some of our nicer hotels... Hotel Marina Copan, Honduras and below, Camino Real, Tikal

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