Yesterday I walked up to the Iguana Reserve at San Ignacio Resort Hotel. I missed the 8am tour, and had breakfast at the restaurant there. I wish I had investigated staying here for one night; the views were nice and they had some birds that hung around.
Breakfast burritos were average, but very expensive.
After breakfast I met Eddie for my tour. He was very friendly, and enjoyed his job. In addition to giving tours, he was caretaker of the iguanas, and had been for 4 years.
The iguanas were of the green kind, and were apparently endangered, as they are hunted for their meat.
Eddie let me hold a few of the iguanas.
Afterwards, I cleared out of the hotel, and got on a bus to Belize City. The trip was uneventful and slow because it was not an express bus. I briefly regretted not going to the zoo, which was on the route, but I was tired.
My driver to the hotel was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. He doesn’t vote, because he believes that he should only participate in the Kingdom of God. He got into a lengthy discussion on the prophecies of Daniel. I was complacent, because I mostly wanted to arrive safely at the hotel.
Best Western Biltmore Plaza was expensive, had a pool and poolside bar, a tiny TV, and a king size bed. I took a nap, then went to the pool and read the rest of my book. I had an expensive hamburger at the restaurant and went to bed.
This morning, I had a disgusting breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, I read the book of Daniel, and for some reason part of the Constitution as well.
The cab driver picked me up as planned, and discussed some more about Daniel and Job, and encouraged me to get a book interpreting the prophecies of Daniel. I had a master plan to tell him that if his god existed, I thought him a tyrant; however, I am not feeling well (because of the cut on my foot) and decided to go peacefully.
Not sure how Hitchens does it on chemo.
On the plane now, headed to Houston. Overall, my impression is that Belize is a 3rd world nation with some interesting attractions. My vacation has been a little stressful, a little fun, I met a few people briefly, and got a few photos.
Not a bad week, but not my favorite place.