Belize, Guatemala and into Honduras
So I ended up riding through Belize pretty quick time, I think only four days, what can I say with only a short amount of time there? Well, I like to generalize as much as the next fellow, so here goes. Lets skip the crap and get to the important stuff, food, I was hugely disappointed, now this might be because i have a Jamaican heritage, an awesome Grandad who can throw it down and then stamp on it in the kitchen, i dont know, but my expectations were high, and the food sampled average at best, and what is the crack with all the equally bad Chinese food. So i ended up eating mac and cheese and enjoying it much more than paying European prices for crap food. On a similar an lighter note, i did discover tang, which is basically sugar and sodium, and of course vitiminas, and helps me to hydrate better, and tastes great. I have to say I really liked southern Belize, it had a completely different feel, and it felt like I was back in Mexico again, as the people changed from majority black, to majority having indigenous roots. The villages were simply splendid, very clean, sweet nature, kids playing, washing drying, chickens acting stupid. I ran out of water, again, one day, and i ended up being shown around this village where they gave me some water and looked at me like a freak. They spoke their own language that i forget the name of, and the young man who was showing me around told me it was a mix of Spanish and English and lie other similar tongues it is simplified. I asked him his dream, and he told me it was to plant some grass, so he could finally start raising cattle, ‘raise em up n sell em’.
At the end of the line, I took a crazy small boat across the water to Guatemala, eager to get going and in fact the only way south, i was like how much, chatted it up so i didn’t get charged for my bike and gear, and then paid, and then was like is that the boat!? It was tiny, and for those of you that dont know, let me just say, I sink in water.
I loved the chaos of Puerto Barrios Guatemala after civilized Belize, and reveled in the dirty, toe breaking, dusty streets, and also the abundance of street food, even though it was not that cheap. I ended up paying the same price for my hotel room for a good portion of food. On the way out I handed the reception guy some coins from Belize and said ‘put this toward your 600$ violin’ we laughed, and I made my way to Honduras.
I love the morning dew, a chance for a free wash from nature!
pretty sweet camp spot, there was some kind of electrical storm over in the distant hills, I was glad to be where i was that was for sure.
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