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... or hurricanes but because that's just how people know how to make them. So now here is a low down of the tour we went on: -This cave was discovered in1986 -This cave is special because the Mayan people were going through a drought in 800BC. -They believed that the only way to get rain was to have rituals and ceremonies for the rain God, some including human sacrifices. - The rain God did not bring them rain so they tried sacrifices people of all ages. Infants, teens, and ...
After the ATM caves, we were ready for our next tour..Caracol (an ancient Mayan city)!
We set off early in the morning with our guide (Handsome) Darryl and a young American couple (Cole and Brittany). Our first stop was a much smaller cave than ATM. We had a brief wander around and headed off on our 2 hour journey to Caracol.
... were just rediscovered in 1986. Inside there are untouched and undisturbed remains of Mayan offerings and sacrifices. Yes, we saw no less than 5 skeletons, calcified and preserved by the elements, as well as hundreds of pots used to make offerings to the Gods. Some pretty crazy stuff went on in there.
To to reach the area with the artifacts requires a 45 minute walk through ...
... the Macal River into Santa Elena. Then back across the 'temporary' bridge that was built to accommodate during new bridge construction but has never been removed. A great one-lane wooden bridge.
Lunch at Mr Greedy's . . . Pepperoni Pizza without the pepperoni (ooops! they forgot to put it on :-) ) The sun came out while we ...
... a large grill on top of an open stone fire to get a smoky taste. Hector then took us around the farm pointing out different trees (coconut, orange, mango, and many more) as well as herbs and plants he grows. He even has a few ponds where he breeds tilapia, catfish, and turtles. Hector's pride in his organic farm was shown through clearly in his mannerisms and the way he spoke about it.
We did some walking in the jungle, drank and ate fresh coconut directly from one ...