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I hadn't planned to waken early, but a French family with two very young kids decided that it was in the best interests of all the other hotel guests to join them in getting up at 6.30am. So with the ringing of noisy infants in my ear, I was up and ready for action about an hour earlier than expected.
I spent a bit of time debating the best time to catch the bus from Orange Walk back to Belize City. Too early and I maybe competing with the commuters and school kids, ...
... rises in the Maya Mountains that straddles Belize and Guatemala and flows in a northernly direction where it joins the Mopan River just south of San Ignacio to form the Belize River. Due to recent heavy rains the river was higher than usual for this time of the year (or so we were told). There are several small rapids in the lower reach of the river and current was a tad strong just before where the river swung left or right but we quickly got into ...
So today was a true adventure. Coffee and breakfast were delivered to the room at 6 am and we were on the road at 7am. It had rained the night before but not enough to derail the adventure. The days plan was to explore ATM cave system. We knew a few things about the adventure but not sure anything can prepare you for what it is really like. We knew we would spend the better part of 4 hours completely wet, while hiking and swimming; and that's exactly what we did, plus a ...
... 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 ...
... up the whole situation including ongoing help for her. Shirlet and Marta may organize a food program for shut-ins out of Martha's Guest House kitchen. Marta already provides 15 meals every two weeks but after talking with Shilet, thinks she wants to do more. For my sister Gayle, I have checked into a program that is here in a small village called Christo Rey. She has a friend in Portland who started a NGO for the ...