The road was extremely muddy. It was a one lane road with no shoulder and large drop-offs on one side. It is basically the nightmare bus scenario where the bus rolls down the side of the mountain; a bus traveling down a one-lane, muddy road, with vehicles going in both directions, while the clouds are low enough they hit the road impairing visibility along with the current rainfall. Yes, there are photos below of that road (make sure to check them out). I did not take a photo of my underwear, however, since I and everyone else on the bus were shitting our pants.Read More
As we walked down the path that winds through the jungle, Louis explains to us the history of the Mayans at Tikal. As he talks, Louis explains that "Tikal is the 2nd largest Mayan city ever built. The 1st is El Mirador on the border of my country (Guatemala) and Mexico. Tikal was discovered several hundred years ago and El Mirador. The reason Tikal is so popular is that it has been excavated for a long time. El Mirador's excavation wasn't started until about twenty years ago."Read More
Later, a tall white guy, who was dressed like a farmer, got onto the bus during one of the stops in Belize. This man, whom I did not get to meet, sat next to Nicholas. The man said "When you get to Belize City get to your room. Make sure you get what you need right away and get back. Stay in your hotel after dark." Nicholas, Alena, and I looked at each other. The man then said, "Belize City is not safe at night."
And there it was...the dark cloud over the city. The tone had been set.Read More