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We slipped into Belize today and immediately felt the laid back, relaxed atmosphere of the country. They have a multitude of influences in Belize. Belize used to be British Honduras and is still a commonwealth country. There are Chinese here that migrated here when Hong Kong returned to China. Hong Kong was a British colony and so was Belize so …
... on this experience. We checked into the Acropolis Hotel after being accosted at the bus stop by them, but did however get a really good deal. We then explored town a little and got a bite to eat in a local restaurant. Good ole rice and beans, just to make a change from our own cooking of beans n rice... cheap and cheerful. We returned to our hostel to spend the rest of the afternoon to do some planning for our next ...
... a place they call Wonderland, which was pretty spectacular with all of the sparkling formations.
The caving wasn’t easy and you can see from the pictures the narrow spaces we had to guide our bodies through, and the vertical walls we had to somehow find foot holes for… really tricky, especially in some places where the clay was slippery. Two of the girls, ...
The border crossing was totally stress free. We didn't get ripped of when changing money. We got a tourist map and information on the Belize side (a first). And the taxi fare to San Ignacio was given on a notice outside so we knew they weren't ripping us off. A very good first impression!
We headed to a guesthouse we were hoping to stay in and booked in for ...
... and you guessed it, more rum punch!
I'd probably recommend just one activity per day, but time being against us and wanting to do e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g possible, we went on to an awesome caving experience. We started the 45 minute hike with the first of three river crossings. I provided some entertainment losing my footing on the very first river crossing and only a few metres in going completely A over T. It wasn't at all elegant, which made it all the ...
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