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Caye Caulkner, mon.

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Caye (pronounced "key") Caulkner is an island not yet overrun by tourism, with the cheapest and best hostels, food and tours in the islands off Belize. We checked into our hostel, which is run by a local man and woman out of their home... who invited us to a shrimp curry dinner followed by entertainment which included bongo drums and other rastafarian festivities (of which we did not partake). There are signs around Belize assuring us that drugs are, in fact, illegal.

Our main purpose in coming out to the Cayes were to dive the Blue Hole (a sunken cave about 50km into the ocean), however we were dissapointed to find out that it would cost almost as much as our return tickets home... despite what the guidebook said. So, we decided to take an all-day snorkeling trip on a 50-ft sailboat for about $40. The trip included three "dives," one being with a swarm of nurse sharks and giant stingrays.

We then spent the rest of the evening with two "doodes" from Boston/Seattle who were traveling south -- "doze geis" kept us entertained with Boston impersonations and random college stories. Then they told us if we are ever in Boston, they know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy who can get us a free ticket to Wicked (look at these guys, real jokesters, they are...)

Today is all about Ridicastache, relaxing and then heading back to Belize City to check into our nice Hotel. Thanks to some generous donations, which requested that we get a hot shower and comfortable bed with the money, we are staying at the Raddison and getting our clothes laundered before we get on the plane. Thanks!