Guatemala, Travel Photos

McMaya World

sitting on the steps of a mayan temple
Pretending to see dinosaurs as we sat on the top of a Mayan temple

My roommates and I referred to Tikal (the official name for the Mayan ruins) as “McMaya World” because by the end of our day there, the park was so crowded you had to wait in line for a chance to climb up the ruins.  The site had guards, flush toilets and snack shacks that sold coca-cola, chips and sandwiches. Yup, in the middle of a National Park and an hour away from the nearest town.  Crazy, huh?

eating snacks at tikal
There’s my roommates, eating potato chips and drinking coke…in the middle of the jungle. Right next to ancient Mayan temples that have since been turned into a giant tourist attraction

Okay.  Tilt your head to the left and you’ll get an idea of what this picture is supposed to look like.

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