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San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Cayo District, Belize
I chose to move to Belize, September, 2007. I've been in sales and marketing for years, a real estate investor by habit and a Quaker by upbringing. I have a great interest in the ancient Maya civilization so what better place to be than Belize?! It's now January, 2009. I'm fortunate to be a member of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio. It is an active club with members who hail from 11 different countries. The club focuses on education and health issues in the Cayo District. I had forgotten how much I enjoy the experience of new places, people and spaces. The internet and VoIP makes communication fast and easy so I stay up to speed wiht family and friends, as best I can. I love Belize – it has its ups and downs – but it still one of the most beautiful places in the world. People are kind and caring and we all live very close to Mother Earth. Come see for yourself.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Courage to do the ATM Cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal - the ATM Cave, has been one of those tour activities I knew I would choose not do. It is physically challenging - swimming, crawling, climbing pulling pushing, creeping, and hiking and walking. Not me - the aging hippie, Jason's mom, sedentary, overweight and prone to hurting myself while out of the country. Well, my Archaeology class decided we would go as a group to see what our professor was so excited about.

Here's a good posting from YouTube of the cave interior:

ATM is by now, a well known sacred Maya cave, big and deep, way up in a river valley. Deep in the jungle of Belize, south of the village of Teakettle, the hiking trail runs along the Roaring Creek River.

Here are my photos and I'll add more as the others share their photos.