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... to search for howler monkeys and we were well rewarded for our early start at 5.30. We also went on a boat trip to visit 4 other villages in the area. Little did we know when we set off that it would take us almost 2 hours of bouncing across the waves to get to the first one. Our backs suffered that day but the indigenous people we encountered again made it worth it. I also tried to book a horse riding session to a rubber plantation but the trip was cancelled due to the horses being ...
... apparently there are lots of real Amish people who use buggies and don't use electricity in Belize. Before James left, he asked one of the tour guides about the prison gift shop (which we were delighted by when we were here in November). He found out that the prisoners work in the gift shop, that you can walk right through it from inside the prison, and that they sell both daggers and machetes. Sounds about accurate for the safety standards in these parts. ...
... spot of dirt. If I hadn't seen her down there, I would swear she hadn't got past the entrance into the caves. We had spent a little longer in the Caves than we initially hoped, therefore we ended up missing going for a swim after our caving at Blue Hole, so instead we decided we would go swimming at pool at the hotel we picked up the two americans from. My god, it was so nice to be able to swim in the nice warm water after spending the ntire day on our feet and ...
... use with the meal, and it was the first time I was able to try it. It is a habanero sauce and just the right amount of spicy without being too vinegary or acidic. The base is carrots, which adds the right balance to the intensity of the habaneros. There are a variety of variations of the sauce, but the classic sauce with the white label is a perfect accompaniment to the mild Belizean beans and coconut rice.
After dinner it was dark and we made our way back ...
... flatter forehead in the earlier Mayan generations was believed to signify nobility, later it was copied by the poorer Mayans so in this cave which was used by later generations it didn't necessarily indicate nobility.
We felt proud that we'd seen such a sacred site, voted number one by National Geographic and it was interesting to learn more about the Mayans but I don't think i'll be taking up caving as a hobby, it was a bit too adventurous for me!
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