I thought long about where to go next after RĂo Dulce. The way was long to Antigua and I wanted to visit some place in-between. But which? The only interesting spot seemed to be Quiringua, where there are some other Maya ruins, but did I really want to see more of them? I ended up listening to myself and I recognized the strong call … the call from the mountains. And so I went to Antigua.
With a Tuk-Tuk, Josie and I went to PoptĂșn to take a bus. As soon as we arrived in the center I was shown my departing bus and someone asked for my backpack to put it into the bus. Everything happened quick again and I quickly said good-bye to Josie, who went the other direction. I jumped on the bus and found myself two hours later and 40Q less in my pockets, in RĂo Dulce. This time I didn’t feel ripped off and I was the only tourist in the bus where the seats returned a smell of oil.
In Santa Elena I jumped into a mini bus and was ripped of. Everthing was happening fast and quickly I found myself inside a little bus still thinking if the price was okay or not. 75Q is not that much for me for a 2h ride, but it should have been between 30Q and 40Q actually. I was more concerned however if my big backpack really had been put in the back of the bus, since I wasn’t watching the guy who took the backpack from me.
From San Ignacio I took a collectivo taxi, which pass in front of the Hi-Et and paid 5 BZD to get to the border. Don’t take a bus since this only takes you to the last town before the border. The exit fee from Belize is 37,50 BZD and will be used for maintaining National Parks, so it feels at least not so bad to loose this money.