A few years ago, my wife, kids and I went on a cruise, and after hours of debate and discussion, we all agreed on doing the “Jungle river tour along with a 90 minute guided tour of the countryside” when we dropped anchor in Belize. It was pricey at $120 each, but it had something for both adults and kids – so we bit the bullet.
- “And this is the gas station used not only by people who live in the community, but ALSO by people traveling through the town.”
- “And do you see those tall trees with big green balls on them? Those are our country’s national tree – the coconut tree!” (Umm… No. Their national tree is the Mahogany (which is also one of the country’s main exports.)
- “Our national language is Creole. So for example – instead of saying “Yes”, we say “Ya’mon”. Dude… That’s just wrong and I’m pretty sure you’re insulting the heritage of people from at least 4 different countries.
- It reminded me of my first speech class when I had to speak for exactly five minutes and I ran out of material after one and a half.
- Most painful “guided tour” ever.