Articles Tagged ‘Mayan’

Guatemala: Visiting Petén and Tikal

Guatemala: Visiting Petén and Tikal January 26, 2010 | Guatemala | Read More
While most travel images of Guatemala conjure up bustling markets or religious processions with indigenous people dressed in colorful clothing, set amidst a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, the northern part of the country does not fit that description. Not at all in fact. The state of Petén covers...

Photo Friday: 365 Steps

Photo Friday: 365 Steps August 14, 2009 | Mexico, Photo Friday | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the structure. UPDATE 8/17: The photo was taken outside Cancun along the Yucatan Peninsula at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. Built sometime between the 10th and 13th centuries AD, the Mesoamerican step-pyramid,...