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... so went straight to Hopkins, where had to walk along a 3 mile dirt track until eventually I was able to jump in the back of a truck to complete the rest of the journey.
Hopkins was essentially just a small stretch of beach, which while nice, you soon ran out of things to do. I asked if there was anything to do without paying much money the answer was a pretty comprehensive no.
Following in tradition for the rest of my Belize trip, most of the time was spent ...
... EVERY shop owner is Chinese, but yet nowhere else in the country they are anywhere to be seen! Odd. Austria also has a monopoly on cheese here (no seriously), as I was welcomed into Belize by a giant billboard of Happy Cow.
Fourth observation... Buses. Everything runs on the traditional long yellow school buses. It’s a lot more stripped back than Mexico – no air con, the buses are painted different rasta colours and the bus lines are just called things like ...
... slots til it was time to get on the bus then back to Hopkins. When we got off the bus we stopped for a beer at King Cassava and caught the last 10 minutes of the Seattle game. Go Seattle. Made dinner of sandwiches and salad at the hotel and visited with other travelers. Went back to King Cassava for some more football but I didn't last long. Tom stayed a while longer but it was an early night. ...
... stopped at Yam Wits Restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal for $29BZD... for both of us. Great value.
Driving home in the dark, with the top down (and the heat on), we are coming to know the road somewhat, even in the dark. (still no moon).
I cut up a pineapple and cooked two slices in a butter/sugar mix... mmmmmm
Diving tomorrow, so we are off to bed early.
There is a new Christmas Day post, for those of you following daily... it was posted late.
The forecast if for rain in a few days, so I think we may do some zip lining tomorrow at Mama Nootz in the Bocawina National Park. It's close, and is the longest line in Central America, with three runs over 2000'. They also have water fall rappelling, so it will be a full day of adventure.
Perhaps there will even be pictures taken on my new HERO action camera (thanks to everyone for that little gem, expecially you sweetie.