It has been a long week of traveling with a series of highs and lows. While lingering on the lows briefly feels good, the highs are what I always take home. Still, I want to share one low. I broke my camera lens (in two pieces) 10 minutes before arriving at Tikal. I moved from my seat on the bus and felt a snag. I choose to yank rather than investigate — an expensive mistake. These photos were taken by my low-res video camera.
I know I am due for a story and have a number of notes and outlines, 12 outlines to be exact, but no time on this trip to do any writing. I plan on locking myself in a small room and play catch up when I return.
For those who do not know, Tikal was a Maya stronghold for several centuries before coming what it is today, a park preserving a dynamic culture. And now on to Tikal…
Much like you I also had a camera drama – only a few weeks after I visited Tikal, my camera decided to die and I lost all the photos I had of Tikal, which was by far my favourite place in Guatemala. So thank you for these photos to remind me of the beauty and amazing structures! Hope the trip picks up 🙂
The trip did pick up. It was like something in the stars. Just everything I touched seemed to go wrong. Still not too wrong. Saw some great places and overall, had a memorable time.