We started off the day by taking a 2 hour bus ride to JFK. Everyone got their drinks and candies to keep themselves up. After a long and tiring journey, we finally made it to Belize. The weather was very humid, hot, and the sun was strong. When we got off the plane, we had to transition from the Hampton’s freezing temperatures of about 20 degrees to Belize’s high 80 degree temperatures.
After a long bus drive, we were dropped in front of a restaurant called Cheers. Every single one of us was very exhausted, but when we got the food, everyone was shocked by its amazing taste. That restaurant displays t-shirts that other groups in passing have donated and signed. Gideon Yektai graciously donated his East Hampton Main Beach t-shirt for all of us to sign, and we gave to the restaurant to hang up.
Soon after our lunch, we settled in our dorms, set up our princess mosquito netting, and had another great meal. Right after dinner, we were given a night tour of the Belize Zoo, which the majority of teachers and students thought was one of the best zoos they had ever been to. We saw a lot of amazing and different animals that we would not typically encounter such as howler monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, fer de lance snakes, crocodiles, boa constrictors, tarantulas, coatimundi, a harpey eagle, and many more. We also had the rare chance to touch the jaguar’s paw while it ate.
That’s all we are going to write tonight. Wait! What is that noise? There is something lurking in the woods. Maybe it is one of the 14 crocodiles in the swamp less then 20 feet behind our dorms. Ms. Biscardi! Nooooo! *Sharon stops writing from here*
Written by Lily Attias, Georgia Briere, and Sharon Kim who needs to take a shower right now and had no say in the ending.