So the Mayan’s are pretty bad ass. They built crazy civilizations BC, before the Inca’s, before the Aztecs and before building big alters was cool. They built their empire from limestone (which is why most structures are so soft and most have crumbled) and essentially used all the resources from the forest until there was no forest left to continue building with… and then the Mayan’s disappeared… and no one knows what happened to them.
Flores is a small town an hour away from the Tikal National Park and we got to visit the ruins that were buried in the new jungle that grew after the Mayan’s abandoned their home.
We also went to the place where Star Wars a new hope was filmed… so our inner nerd was freaking out 😉