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Upon arriving at destination you’d pay the going rate, if you knew it, or politely ask the driver “What I got for you for gas?” The driver usually would look perplexed, as if he was just giving you a lift , anyway, before asking for the usual standard $10 or so. It was all very much, ”Thank you for the ride,” and that you were just helping out with the petrol. Although the transaction was in a way as formal as any pubic trans system, it felt different and nice.
From the Cayes to Cayo it was a celebration like no other, and the sheer joy, pride and exuberance was something that all Belizeans will remember forever. And for us, opening Chaa Creek went hand in hand with the national celebrations. Not only was it in the same month, there were many of the same emotions – excitement, joy, satisfaction in the accomplishment mixed with a bit of apprehension about what the future may bring.
And here we all are, thirty years later!
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The largest district in the country and home of the capital city of Belmopan, the Cayo District offers a plethora of ecotourism adventures. With an astonishing 880,000 acres of protected land in the form of nature reserves and national parks, this district is truly a nature-lover’s dream. The lively towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and the quiet border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen provide a glimpse into the lives of the friendly residents. They also serve as a base from which to explore pristine forests, clean rivers, rocky plateaus, ceremonial caves, towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and ancient Maya temples.