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... is a bit high for those backpacking (£45-63), especially compared with the previous day's trip on the Laminai river which was a total of US$50 (about £35). I weighed up the fact that any of the trips around San Ignacio would be taking me outside my budget and the fact it would most likely be my last day in Belize for doing any sightseeing. I decided to bite the bullet, especially as I had underspent on several days and went back to Rudi, cap in hand and booked a cave trip ...
... researching Mayan artefacts and human remains following her teams research expedition in 1997. Just inside the 3 mile long cave, in the 'twilight zone' they found Mayan pots and large offerings of snail shells. The further in they went the more they found, deep in the dark zone was ceramic pots, grinding stones and bits of obsidian, over a thousand pieces of artefact in total. They also found 14 human skeletons, some tucked away, some splayed in the open including ...
... drive to the trail head. Once there we got our helmets and gear and headed on our way. The trail head begins with the crossing of a river, which you cross three times before entering the cave. Yikes the water was cold! Here is where the wetness begins. The first river crossing has a rope to make the rocky walk a bit easier. The trail meanders through beautiful green forest. The next 2 river crossing had a pretty strong current so walking was a bit treacherous. On ...
... Minutes after putting my shorts on I felt something moved behind my left thigh. I quickly grabbed it through by shorts to try and kill it but then came the pain. I had been stung by a scorpion! Lucky there are no seriously dangerous ones here so after a bit of pain I was ok. Another one to tick of the bucket list! We then had dinner, looked through some of my photos and introduced the Canadian girls to Westlife. Good ...
... buses are old US school buses, often painted bright colours. They are not comfortable but are cheap, local transportation. After few hours we arrived in San Ignacio and spent the evening dining at a local restaurant. We spend loads of time ‘dining’ on this trip. With 17 people in the group, when we go out to eat all together, it invariably takes 2-3 hours. Needless to say, we are getting to know each other quite well!
Friday, July 18 ...