Mystic Jungle Lodge
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... prior.....but the younger generation who are not royalists loved it!). All in all between the food, people watching and company we had an incredible last evening in Belize. The next day we waved goodbye to San Ignacio and Belize and headed to the border to cross into Guatemala. On the other side we jumped in a taxi with a Canadian couple but I'll let Keith fill you in on that trip with the next entry as I need a drink just thinking about it so going to sign off! ¡Chao! ...
... involved a steep uphill climb through the bush. It had rained a lot on the previous day and tackling the slick moss-covered stones in slippers that we had donned (with just paddling in mind) resulted in few unhappy tumbles on the way.
The steps led to a small clearing on the top where they had built some simple cabins. Interestingly, the 50-acre property encompassed an unexcavated Maya site that archaeologist were now taking a lot of ...
After breakfast only a handful of us went for a trek into the jungle near the Eco Lodge as the other members of the group went caving. When trekking near the Eco Lodge we got lost a few times but we managed to make our way round the dense forest. Just before lunch we crossed the river and headed to Xunantunich, which is a Mayan ruin only 30 minutes away from the Lodge. We got a guided tour of the grounds for 1 hour, and saw the main temples and ruins. It was boiling ...
... the 1st and 3rd shifts with the little monkeys, so both the 'in' shifts but ended up doing all 3. In between I had to keep the fire going which almost went out between my shifts, so it took a while to get going again. Not that sitting in or outside a cage is strenuous but I only stopped for food today. Doing the middle shift turned out to be good as for once I was in the right place, at the right time WITH my ...
So today the big finally hit me, I joined the group of people that have been ill and woke up with quite a sore throat. If it had been normal work it would have been fine, but a lot of the monkeys can catch infections from humans. I still managed to keep myself busy mind. Ryan and I had our new morning extra of looking after the Currasows, which turned out to be even more dirty work and the peccaries. Their bowls get very dirty which we need to clean and bananas need to be peeled ...
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