A couple of things to note: In town, there are no speed bumps rather there are “pedestrian walk ways”, essentially raised crosswalks, though they serve no real purpose for instructing people as to where to cross the street. Chains on gates: they are never actually locked. They are simply wrapped tightly to appear secure. Also, most houses are permanently unfinished and under construction. One does not need to pay taxes on his/her property if it is still under construction.
I pulled though my first illness in Belize on Friday; slept from about 2:00pm Friday to 9:00am Saturday. Rested and vertical, I was excited for the day ahead: first weekend getaway! We were off to Blue Creek Cave, a popular spot for swimming and exploring during the dry season, but with only two months in the summer we decided to battle the high waters and trek out to the cave!
The water was cool, the current was moving, and the cave was dark with only one week headlamp between four of us. We made it in and around the corner, maybe 150 feet total, hugging the walls and almost climbing our way through. At a fork, we decided, the effort was there, but it was best to turn back. And it was a good thing too because shortly after our sole light went out as we floated our way back towards the rays breaking through at the mouth of the cave.