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... Muknal caves (or ATM for short). For the Mayans, caves were a very sacred place. They believed that they were access to the underworld where many of their gods lived. As a result archeologists have discovered Mayan artefacts, including the remains of sacrificed humans in many of the caves around Belize. ATM is one of the biggest and best preserved of those. But to get to the artefacts is an adventure in itself, worthy of Indiana Jones. After a 45 minute ...
... Tunichil Muknal is a cave that was a sacred place for the Mayan people. They are thought to have to these caves in 750 AD. The Mayans believed it is a place where their gods resided. In times of drought they would bring their gods offerings whether it be vases of grain or human sacrifices. We saw clear evidence in this in the second half of our walk in the cave where we saw these ancient artifacts laid out.
The actual cave walk was pretty cool. We begin we ...
The day began quite uneventfully. Marie and I got some centres ready for the classrooms we were going to teach in this morning while we waited for our ride to the school. When we got to school, Gerry tried to drop us off at the top, but we were a bit late, so the gates were locked and he had to drive us back down to the bottom. It was already really hot. Marie and I headed for the "book room", where Rob and Margaretrose had put the teacher prize ...
... be his mate. Pretty romantic... if you are a goose. Lunch arrived around 1:00 (only an hour late, not bad), freshly squeezed watermelon juice, chicken and rice - surprise! So, we ate outside, and then I was put in charge of doing the prize draws with a bunch of other people. A few of them stayed and helped for a while, and then, I was mysteriously on my own again... maybe I should have showered this morning? Anyway, it all got sorted, and ...
... miles flew by. The lowlights included heavy heat—I was dripping sweat all day and my head pounded—and the discovery of a bulge in my old rear tire like the one that had appeared in my front tire. But these lows were countered by highs: we had a delicious lunch at Wolf’s, a roadside open air diner with three tables, and chatted with two guys on a Sunday break. They were Guatemalan Mayans whose parents had fled to Belize in the 1970s political violence. Hearing of my ...
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