garden to garden
It has been a long time since our last post from Belize. We wanted to upload it but could not find an internet connection and on top of that we went for a week to an island in the Caribbean sea. (More on this later)
I must say that Belize is really a very different country than Mexico. They speak mostly English amd Spanish here but we have some difficulty to understand the english here. Most roads are without asfalt except for the main highways which still dont look much better. Almost all shops are owned by Chinese here and its hard to communicate with them but food is great and cheap. people usualy finish sentence with “man” (how is it going …man?) and it is more expencive here compared to Mexico.
People are very welcoming and friendly. Everybody says hello.
So we used three days to get from Corozal to Hopkins from where we wanted to take a boat to the island on Glovers Reef on sunday morning. (We made it and posts will come for this)
When we went south from Corozal we cycled around 50km to Orange Walk. The town is not that special but we enjoyed the journey to get here.
We crossed the river by a hand-operated ferry.
We cycled close to the prison, where my hat got blown right to the fence
We saw this nice old lady doing laundry.
We were very lucky, we came to Hotel La Fuenta to ask where is some camping. There was very nice lady, who told us that they have an other resort with guard where we can put the tent for free. Because there are no showers they allowed us to take a shower in the hotel. After that we also got free coffee and wifi
The next day we had planned to cycle 60km. But because of the wind we gave up very quickly and decided to hitchhike
It worked! This night we spent in a very small place called Burrel Boom. Here we found a “bar” where we asked where we can put our tent. We ended up in the garden of one nice lady called Louissa.
She made us breakfast and coffee in the morning and we were watching The Power Rangers and Digimon together.
We cycled from here 40 km to The Belize zoo to see the animals there (supposed to be one of the best in the world).
When we finished we decided to sleep in a village closeby called La Democracia. We came there and asked a man on bike with his wife if he knows where we can put up the tent there. “Sure man…, in my garden…, man”
So we spent the evening with him and his family This evening staying with this Creol family was the most interesting experience so far.
We learned how to clean fish.
Children helped us to set up the tent.