Royal Orchid Hotel
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... more sunburnt than before! We then headed back to the office to hand back our gear and then went back to the hostel for a cold shower and a well earned rest. Around 7pm we went down to the chinese to get some more chow mein for dinner as we were too tired to cook. After a tasty meal we settled in for the night which was looking quieter as the noisy crowd had left and the new ones were watching a film. Well, I spoke to soon, as soon as ...
... no schedule to be seen anywhere, we went back to the visitor info office to see if they had any. They were totally useless again, though it wasn't their fault as the buses are a bit hit and miss. We went back to the hostel and found that you need to go on a tour to the ruins and surprise surprise one of the tour agents was around just in time to try and sell us a tour. As it wasn't what we were after we decided to give the ruins a miss ...
... paid for a meal and drinks for the ones that didnt, until the bank replenished the money on Monday. On Sunday and Monday I went diving with Frenchie's. The first day was a 2-tank local reef trip with a couple and another 2 guys, and yesterday Edel, I and about 10 others went to the Blue Hole and nearby Lighthouse Atoll and Half Moon Caye. Some of the highlights were actively swimming 10ft dark grey nurse sharks that followed us for the entire 50min ...
... The Mayan Ruins had always been on my list. I had also started thinking about myself as a writer. Not dreaming about being a travel writer, but actually standing up and saying "I am a travel writer". I think I was beginning to see what was going to change as a result of my spontaneous trip.
I winked back at the Sun God - or the Jester God. It didn't matter who was in residence. I was just grateful I had been able to visit and experience some of their ancient magic...
... Opfergaben für die Götter deponierten. Noch bemerkenswerter ist die Tatsache, dass seit der Wiederentdeckung die vorgefundenen Artefakte nicht berührt oder ins Museum abtransportiert wurden und noch genauso daliegen, wie sie die Mayas hinterlassen haben. So tauchten wir ab in Xibalba und schwammen durch einen kleinen, kalten Fluss in die Höhle, wateten im Hüfttiefen Wasser vorbei an Stalaktiten und Stalagniten, quetschten uns durch enge Felsspalten und stiegen ...
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