To reach the ancient Mayan city of Tikal and its vertigo-inducing temples and pyramids, we first had to take a small plane — in a very precarious state — before hopping on a bus through the Guatemalan rainforest.

But the immensity of the site made us quickly forget the journey, and we had no problem finding the energy to climb those hundreds of steps!

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