Rain in the Rainforest

I’m sitting on the veranda of the ‘Rainforest Inn’ in San Ignacio, Belize, listening to the rain.

After almost three weeks of nice weather with only the slightest whiff of rain, we are seeing a whole overcast and wet day. The temperature is still 21oC, so we aren’t as cold as the locals!We didn’t have any firm plans for the day, so just wandered around town, got wet, and now came back to relax.

The town is separated from Santa Elena by the Macal River, which has two one-way bridges and a nice river bank park.

A bucket of seven beer is only 22 Belize dollars at happy hour (2 Belize = 1 US), so cheaper to take the rest home!

Breakfast of omelette with ‘fry jack’, which is a delicious puffy bread

In Caye Caulker we had giant fry jack stuffed with ham and cheese for $3.50 Belize dollars. For being deep fried, they are amazingly not greasy.

Our hotel with rooftop view and a communal kitchen

Local market is much busier on Saturday

Yesterday Viveka and I had a great day visiting with dear friends from Canada, David and Rita, and David’s brother and sister-in-law who live here now. We met for lunch a very interesting restaurant, and then spent time at their beautiful property. Crazy that we had to come all the way to Belize to visit, but it was wonderful to see them again!

Chimole soup, a belizean speciality, with chicken, meatball and egg in a rich broth

Amazing wood and carving!

So off tomorrow for Flores, Guatemala. Another bus trip but hopefully a little softer seats than from Belize City! Was just glad we had the ‘express’ bus, because we still made many stops!

The fellow who collected fares spent almost the whole trip standing in the open door, even at highway speeds passing other vehicles!

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