It is day 2 and you will be happy to hear that we are all still alive and well, with just a few hundred bug bites per leg. We woke up today to the sound of a slight torrential downpour on the tin roofs of our lodge. After a delicious breakfast of leftover lunchmeat and PB&J, we packed up our things and headed to the Maya Center Mayan Museum for a pretty unforgettable cultural immersion with Julio. Julio's passion for developing a relationship between the Mayan people and what he calls the "internationals" was clearly seen through the demonstrations we witnessed and participated in today, including learning about the history of the Mayan people in Belize, crushing sugar cane, dancing a traditional Mayan dance and each taking a turn grinding coffee beans and corn and making tortillas over a fire.
We then travelled south towards the Toledo Region and stopped at Coleman's Café, where they had a buffet lunch (consisting of authentic Belizian food, like curried rice and beans, beef, fried plantains.)...Click here to read more.