Latin America 2011: Day 6: San Ignacio
The third-largest "city" in Belize, San Igancio is still a pretty small town of only 20,000 or so. Even worse (for us), all of its tourist activities are outdoors, which meant with Hurricane Irwin dumping water all over the place... yeah, more sad times.
The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave? Water level too high. River tubing? Water level too high. The backup plan, going to the Mayan ruins of Caracol? We tried that... yep yep... so much rain the bridges were flooded. DOH.
Our tour guide rejected some other crap the tour operator tried to push on us (props to him), and so plan D became walking around the farmer's market and eating til we exploded. The farmer's market was much smaller than we expected (hey the whole city is only 20,000 people!) but the food was so good at Mincho's Fast Food that Sam went crazy and ordered the entire menu. NOM NOM NOM!!!!
The hotel was pretty decent too, a huge step up from the mousehole in Flores. Not as much character as the one in Antigua, but pretty decent. Finished off the night with a Sri Lankan dinner (not bad) and drinks. Was almost tempted enough to check out some of the Chinese restaurants in town (Tai Shan Restaurant? Who knew the village immigrated here?!?!), but ultimately decided against it. As tempting as it was... yeah no.