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So we finished another day of service delivery in the villages around San Ignacio. Our tree traveled to Costa Rey and Bullet Tree villages. There is actually a species of tree called the bullet tree that the village is named after, and there were many large bullet trees in the village and the road into the village.
Our first stop this morning gave me the chance to make SMOs which I had not done in many years, none of the donated SMOs were the right size.The ...
... 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 ...
... the gods. There was one particular skeleton still pretty much fully intact thought to be a young adult sacrificed.
Our guide led us back out of the cave after 2 hours and occasionally made us do bits of the trek in complete darkness.
We finally ...
... waited for the chicken bus. When it came it was much quieter than travelling in the other direction, but all the windows were closed as it was still raining so it was much hotter and more humid.
Back in town we bought a few bits at the shop before returning to our guesthouse. There's only ourselves and an american organic farmer student staying here at the moment, and we chat with him whilst eating dinner out on the verandah whilst he smokes ...
... drive to the trail head. Once there we got our helmets and gear and headed on our way. The trail head begins with the crossing of a river, which you cross three times before entering the cave. Yikes the water was cold! Here is where the wetness begins. The first river crossing has a rope to make the rocky walk a bit easier. The trail meanders through beautiful green forest. The next 2 river crossing had a pretty strong current so walking was a bit treacherous. On ...