Hugh Parkey'S Belize Adventure Lodge
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Well actually let me rephrase that title a bit.
So I've been here for almost two weeks now and I really thought that I was getting adjusted to things and becoming a lot more familiar with the city and culture. This is partially true, the people yes, the animals not so much. I've learned that Belize is a very mannerable place and nearly everyone greets you with smiling "good morning or good afternoon." Also the people ...
... and enjoy this place for the time we had.
Our final destination in Belize was the city of San Pedro which was a short boat ride from Caye Caulkner. This place was like the pimped up version of Caye Caulkner with a lot more infrastructure, people and golf buggies.
... in the history of the country of Belize and the Mayan people. As we drove he gave us an overview of the history of the country, the possible origins of the name of Belize, and answered all our questions about local customs and culture. We drove east, from Belize City (the largest city in Belize with a population of about 80,000 people) through the lowlands, fields and hills towards San Ignacio. We passed through ...
... was had by all. Some having more fun than others but each of us suffering sufficiently! Michelle (Canadian) and Jen headed up to The Split for some fresh air, and some unplanned hair of the dog! We got talking to a couple from Cardiff, Joe & Abbey, and so we've recruited another two people for the trip to Flores, Guatemala tomorrow!
Our last night on the island was very tame. We went for our final fresh seafood dinner for a while (Jen got half a childs portion ...
... at the lazy lizard bar. The split is actually called that because a hurricane split the island in two, so there is the main part which everyone lives on and then another little part which was made into a nature reserve. So we headed down to the split, we chained up our bikes, which no one else seems to do, then headed to the bar. After ordering our drinks I was straight in the water and felt a sudden bitter disappointment when it felt like a sauna. I was ...