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... course, Belikin beer.
Our afternoon was complete with resting on the beach and enjoying a coconut drink prepared by the Coconut Row staff. After dinner, we were treated to traditional Garifuna drumming and dancing by a local school group. It was amazing how fast these boys feet can move and how fast the drummers hands moved. We also learned that Rhondine (our TEP organizer),Leslie and Carly can dance
... video of the entire procedure, if anyone wants to see it ;) Another rather shocking thing was that there was no clinical waste, so once removed, the tail was simply put in the bin, infection and all. The stump was flushed, sutured and dressed with minimal drama. Isabelle used a technique where she pulled and teased all the tissue around before closing the wound to increase blood supply to the area and (hopefully) stop it ...
... Hopkins our next bus was full to the brim- anyone who has travelled in a developing country knows that 'full to the brim' is more full than full. In fact the Africans have a saying that a vehicle is never full...Freddie and I were up the front in a tangle of arms, legs, bags and sweat- and the bus driver kept stopping to put more on. As a lady with a new born baby and little toddler hoped on I could see she was very nervous about having to stand in amongst the masses with ...
... accent gave him away and we conversed a bit in my mother tongue. He'd been here 26 years. No regrets.
Renting the car went smoothly enough with us packing all our stuff into a Wrangler. It was all a little tight, but we made it to the zoo. It's small, but impressive with the highlight for us being the howler monkeys. Did I mention the birds? We got pretty up close and personal with a number of birds, big cats and a tapir. Located on ...
... coast to Hopkins. It would take less time if there was an actual road into the village--it is one giant construction zone. Anyway , we got there safely but just as we arrived, our driver got a phone call from Kay, our landlady in Placencia, that we had left a pair of my glasses and one of Carol's shirts. I still don't know how ...