So we're laying there in bed, waiting for the ceiling fan to come back on, and we hear this noise... what the hell is that? After a while of speculating and listening we realised it was people doing karaoke to Kenny Rogers songs!!! This happened on more than one night, I'm not sure if it was at a bar or someone's house but it was really weird. Not surprising, I guess, considering Hopkins is the place where Shania Twain is still number one.
Overall, I was very impressed with the highways in Belize. However, in two cases we had to travel across gravel roads that were very rough from the 'washboard' effect of the various wheels that had rolled across them. Both of these cases occurred while we were traversing areas that are occassionally flooded, one near Crooked Tree and the other the final 1.4 mile section connecting Hopkins to the Hummingbird Highway. This is a low-lying marshy area near the coast that obviously has had problems in the past during the rainy season when water levels are high. The vehicles really rattled and shook on these roads no matter what speed we went. A word of warning if you are headed further south to Placentia - it has a much longer stretch like this, that can take about 2 hours to cover, on the similar road that runs down the long peninsula leading to the town.
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