Last day in Belize…

Tomorrow I’m headed back into Spanish country when I cross into Mexico. I have to get up early to catch a boat back to Belize City, then switch to a bus to Chetumal across the Mexican border. From there I have another bus ride into Tulum where there’s Mayan ruins right on the shores of the Caribbean.

All this time along the water is quite enjoyable.. hope NY is nice and warm for everyone…

Lata!

Caracol! and Pictures!

After three trips to Belize I finally managed to get to the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Caracol. The place is HUGE… but only part of it has been unearthed. The site is literally in the middle of nowhere… 2 hours of rough dirt roads through the jungle to get there… and that is about half as much as it used to take only a couple years ago…

The site is amazing… and we stopped at the Rio On Pools on the way back for a dip and some granite rock basking… pictures at the bottom…

There’s also a ton of pictures from the past week or so… They’ll be labeled in the top of the windows they pop up in so you know where they all were…

Tomorrow I’m off for the Caribbean island of Caye Caulker (Caye is pronounced key)

Enjoy!

EL SOL!

Finally the sun came out today… on my last day here in Placencia… I got a good 6 hours of sun time in… without horribly burning myself even… I also did laundry finally… after my longest time yet… 29 days… a seemingly impossible number when you think that I only have 10 pair of underwear…. you do the math…

Tomorrow morning I get up early and get on a boat to a bus to the mountains for a couple days where I hope to explore the hard to reach ruins of Caracol deep in the jungle. I’ve been trying to go every time I’ve been in Belize but there weren’t tours going out because the roads were too bad.. but now it’s the dry season so hopefully I’ll finally get to go…

Hmm… that’s about it.. I’ve been enjoying meals at Omar’s and the restaurant at my hotel… “de Tatch”… good stuff…

Internet is REALLY expensive where I’m going for the next 2 days so I won’t be posting but once I get to Caye Caulker I’ll be able to post relatively cheaply from the island…

Tek kyer!

Placencia…

Placencia… it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Just kinda rolls off your tongue without too much effort… It’s the perfect name for the place, really… This is my 3rd time here and it’s still as shockingly beautiful and friendly and cool as the first time… I’m back at my usual hotel here.. the Seaspray… which has only become nicer since Hurricane Iris tore the whole town apart about a month after I left here 4 years ago… This is a definite splurge at $25 a night… Youch! But it’s really nice… right on the beach.. with a beachfront bar/restaurant… and nice beach chairs and stuff… and I couldn’t really imagine staying anywhere else here… it’s just my place here I guess…

So yes, $5 internet in effect… and I’m trying to keep under the $1.25/15 minute mark so I’m gonna run but all is well… maybe some pictures in a couple days…