Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Caracol - the snail site

Our second day in Belize started out rainy. I mean it is mostly rainforest and this is the rainy season. Intact, it rained all night. We are in a "jungle bungalow" this year and it is really in the jungle. We saw 17 species of bird today while traveling to the largest Mayan site in Belize--Caracol. What a site! The main temple is over 150 feet tall. It is the tallest building in the country. The site itself is not all excavated. If it were, it would be bigger than Tikal. In fact, the Mayans at Caracol defeated the city state of Tikal. The critters are magnificent. Long day, long trip, more tomorrow.

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