San Ignacio, Belize, January 13, 2017
Flores to San Ignacio, Belize is only 106 km-
but the bus ride was a first for me with-
wifi in a moving vehicle! Service was great too!
Along the way-
A money changer hopped on the bus - I learned from my Africa trip that their rates are always better than the banks and bus companies usually won't let them on if they are crooks or if it's a bad deal. Having the XE Currency app on my phone is also really useful. I didn't want to cash in any U.S. money so I just changed my quetzals. It's always wise to get rid of currency at the border because the banks don't want it and once a few miles down the road, you're stuck with it - forever!
Leaving Guatemala was free and quick, as was entering Belize. In no time I had checked into my room at Bella's Backpackers in San Ignacio-
After exploring the town I used the ATM at the SCOTIABANK!! and it worked, no problem!
English is the language of choice here, unfortunately! How can I practice and improve my Spanish?
I'm here for 4 nights which seems like a lot considering the size of the town but there is a lot to do. Tomorrow, 2 Americans and I have rented a car and we're going to Caracol which is a Maya ruin.