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Old 11-05-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I'm planning on leaving for Guatemala for the 3 first weeks of december. I ordered the rough guide, and i'm patiently waiting for it to arrive. I've read a few things on the country, i ws just wondering if any of you had specific suggestions of places to see. You don't need to mention antigua or Tikal, but other than the obvious i have no clue of what to see.

So I'm looking for suggestions from people who've been to Guatemala.. things like, is it worthwhile to jump into Honduras for a few days? Belize? Is there some awesome national park (rain forest, cloud forest, etc). Other amazing ruins than Tikal?

Thanks alot!

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Honduras has the ruins of Copan, which were quite cool when I saw them a couple decades ago. I imagine they're only even more excavated and extensive now. Belize's ruins will seem relatively take compared to Tikal's grandeur. However check out the ones I saw on my website link below.

Guatemala is a great place to spend time. Lots of folks take Spanish language courses while there, and generally just take their time traveling through there. Unfortunately, my own time was quite limited there.

Other than the LP guidebook, go to your local library and check out others. Reading more than one book makes just as much sense as asking more than one person that's been there what it's like...

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