Bye Bye Belize

Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
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Where I stayed
Saint Charles Inn

Flag of Belize  , Toledo,
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

After a long uneventfull journey from San Ignacio to Punta Gorda we eventually arrive after dark and our preferred accomodation is fully booked, just great. Captain John spots us backpackers roaming through town looking a bit disorientated and kindly offers to assist us. Overcoming our initial scepticism we decide to treat the encounter on face value and as a result have a very pleasant interaction indeed.  His recommendation on accomodation was spot on, cheap, clean, onsuite,hot water, loo roll and it even had a TV in the room that worked, aaah, the luxuries.  He lived in New York, lives simply now, charges only for expenses for his boat trips (gas being the biggest) and lets your conscience guide you to an appropriate price to pay for his services. 
We only stayed in town for 1 night and after arranging our boat tickets to Livingston we check out of the hotel and hunt for the local food spot recommended by our new local connection. Surprise surprise we find Captain John there as well. Food was great as promised. He joined us for brunch and let us try one his iguana eggs. Didn't see that coming! They are the size of chicken eggs, cooked in a stew with a rubbery balloon-like exterior and an ultra-creamy protein-rich center. Because of all of this I'm willing to overlook his initial sexism. He explained that even though he was directing his words to Mario, it includes his gurl. But he's the man, and the man's the man. Er, whatever!
We'd heard that Belizeans swear allegiance to Robert Nester Marley but he was not as widespread on our travels thus far. suppose if was only fitting that for a reason i cannot remember Captain John started reciting Bob lyrics and eventually even broke out into song.
We left Belize with smiles on our dials.
 
One Love
 
Cost per person per day - 56 British pound
Backgammon score - no change!
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