Published: June 24th 2012June 23rd 2012
We decided to head down to Coxen Hole, where the "main" part of town is and where the cruise ships come in. Let's just say it was an interesting journey on a "bus" that honked at people that were walking to see if they wanted to come on it. It was very strange. And HOT. My mexican sweat has kicked into overtime. Ridiculous. We caught this bus in West End and it took us about 45 min to go 11 km. Despite the nice hotel we are in, these people are very poor. It is incredible to see that they are still dealing with outhouses. And of course the animals, make me so sad. Rusty and Billy have very, very good lives.
Hit the supermercado in Coxen Hole, wandered around but not much to see really, then ended up taking a taxi back to the hotel. OK so the bus cost us 44 lempiras (for 2) and the taxi cost us $20 even though I, yes me, tried to get him down to $15. 20 lempiras to the $1, you do the math...
We did a
rush job getting to Gumbalimba park after dropping off the groceries which was not far up the road. It said they stopped the zip line at 4 and we just made it. That was a fun time! It was just us so we got a personalized time, although you could tell they just wanted to go home. I have never done that, so it was fun. Main reason we tried to get it in today was because we signed up to become certified "scuba divers," not the full open water diver but one step below and so Monday will be spent doing that and Tues we will be taking 2 dives off of a boat! A better speak up so they don't leave us behind. @coco_reid you know what to do ;)
Thirsty Turtle Dinner
Right down the beach we ate at the Thirsty Turtle. I had a burger and it was sooo good. I think we were so worn out and hungry from the sun. It is very intense. Tomorrow we have reservations to go to some Little French Key. See how that turns out!
There are more photos below