Good Ganja

There are a few things I forgot to mention in my last post that I wanted to share with you.

Caye Caulker is a relaxed sort of island of the type frequently visited by backpackers. The locals try to cater to this young tourist culture. Maybe that explains their standard greeting. Not “good morning,” “good afternoon,” or “good evening,” the standard greeting here is “good ganja”. Indeed. “And good ganja to you too, mon.” Incidentally, this greeting is about the only Kriol I can understand, because the locals talk fast and incomprehensibly.

Another curiosity that’s new to me is the variety of garden pests found in Belize. I see holes in a lawn, I think small rodents or maybe even snakes. Here, they have crabs. Not just on the beach, they’re in the grass too. Weird.

Today we went snorkeling and saw a small octopus, some rather large stingrays (roughly tire sized), barracuda, and nurse sharks, among various types of fish and coral. I think we might go SCUBA diving tomorrow. We’ll see. After that, we may start making our way to Guatemala, but I’m not sure yet. We’ll keep you updated. Take care, everyone!

2 Responses to “Good Ganja”
  1. Dad says:

    Jackie and Mike,Sounds like you had a good scuba experience.Glad I do not have a crab infestation in my lawn!It has to be interesting communicating when you do not understand kriolMore of the family is looking at this blog — we just have to get them to leave comments.Have fun.Dad

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes Jackie, we are reading your blog also. I tried to post one comment the other day but I wasn’t successful. I think I viewed it but then erased it. Anyway we love reading about all of your experiences. This is definately the time in your life to do this–when you’re young. I get fatigued just reading about it!- or maybe it’s just because i just got off work. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe. Mike and Rose and family.

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