Holiday Inn Chetumal Puerta Maya
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... The country is sooo different to Guatemala or western Mexico as the people are mostly black Afro-Americans. Also the landscape is very rural and it looks not very populated. We saw a lot of wooden houses and a lot of jungle :-) I noticed also a change of climate - the sun was unbearable and it got very humid. The capital, Belize City, also made a very rural impression and reminded me a bit of some US ...
... adults. I think we had more leg room on the airplane. The bus made a lot of stops, picking up people (mostly students on their way to school) and dropping people off. After about an hour, we finally arrived in Orange Walk. We were supposed to be met at the bus terminal by Antonio, the owner of the tour company, but he wasn't there so we got a taxi to take us to his office. He wasn't there either but did arrive about five minutes later. A young lady from Germany and a party ...
... Xaibe. We unload all the chairs from the truck and I wait with the boys until someone with the key turns up. Katie heads off a couple of villages further to collect a couple we're studying with. The meeting is from 10:00 till 11:45. We pack up straight away and take our studies back. We get back home for about 13:00. We have 1.5 hours for having lunch and then at 14:30 we're off out again to the ministry arrangement. Usually we're doing return visits and studies in Xaibe. We get back ...
Life in the hotel has been ok although living out of a suitcase has not been easy. We've found a house that is furnished although it's slightly more money than we wanted to pay. However, the location is good as it is near the town, the hall and the sea. There are lots of unfurnished places to rent but we just can't stomach all the effort to furnish somewhere ourselves.
Today we wen't on the ministry ...
... way to make us feel welcome straight away. It would have been a very different experience if we had just been on our own. Later on, Francis and Elma came over to see us. They just had their Special Assembly Day and came straight from it so they could see us before it was too late in the evening. All our communication had been via email so it was great to finally meet and chat.
One more thing... it is hotter here than in Mexico.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Chetumal Puerta Maya
A nice comfortingly familiar choice, close to the town centre and opposite the museum of Mayan life. The kids enjoyed the pool, gown ups enjoyed sitting outside in the little courtyard. After several months of roughing it we enjoyed the feeling of a little luxury (maybe more a reflexion on our travels than holiday inn)
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