The one and only highwayJanuary 4 in Belize ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C
This morning, we left Elden and his family early in order to cycle as much as possible before the midday heat. There is basically just one paved road that leads from the Mexican border South to Belize City. We wanted to take a side road to Orange Walk Town, but as 3 cars stopped to tell us to better take the highway as the road is too bad, we decided to turn around and take the highway. Luckily, there's not much traffic on the highway in Belice, we even had stretches where we didn't see any cars, only cows.
We stopped in Orange Walk Town for lunch. At this point, it was about 40 degrees Celsius even though it was cloudy - not sure how we should survive even further South.
The road was flat all day, sometimes totally straight for several km, mostly sugarcane left and right of the road, so overall kind of boring. We had planned to stop at a bar which also offered camping facilities. It was even advertised on Airbnb. But when we got there, the bar was closed, the gates locked and nobody on the property. So we had to go on. As we passed a school after some 110km, we decided to give it a try and asked if we could sleep there. It wasn't - but one of the teachers who was around asked the caretaking lady who lived across the road. And they let us camp on their property and use their showers. They even brought us a table and some chairs as well as oranges and bananas and came out for a chat. What a lovely family!Read more