In March I travelled Mexico and Guatemala. The most spectacular Maya-site is probably Tikal in the Guatemalan jungle. I had the opportunity to stay at gran plaza in the center of the ruins about 45 min. before gates open at dawn. My guided group rushed to the temple with the best sight over the forest canopy, while I was alone with a lot of wildlife in the heart of this abandoned city. The picture above shows what I saw while I placed my microphones on an opposite temple. There are a lot of parrots, the montezuma oropendola again, that I already got acquainted with on the Cano Negro in Costa Rica, a Guatemalan turkey and – indeed – the notorious howler monkeys.
Tikal at Dawn