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Caye Caulker to Palenque, Mexico

It was raining our final morning in Caye Caulker, downpouring. The power went out at 4am, before a generator kicked on.  I woke up with a start and looked at my phone to make sure we hadn’t overslept.  At that point, we were both awake.  I went outside to take down the clothes we had left out on the porch to dry.  Lucky for us, the rain was blowing sideways from the other direction, so our clothes hadn’t gotten any wetter.  We sat on the porch, drank coffee, and talked, the rain indecisive, slowing to a drizzle and then ramping back up to a sideways blowing fury.
It was strange to be saying goodbye again after only a week, we had fallen back into normalcy quickly, and this felt just like a vacation.
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Black Rock Lodge

I could’ve taken a taxi to the airport to meet S, but that would’ve been expensive, $25. Instead, I walked to the bus station, allowing plenty of time for error. A man, seeing me looking at the bus schedule, asked me where I was going, and when I told him Ladyville, said that the buses for Ladyville left from down the street, led me outside and pointed the way.  A bus was leaving as I walked up, so I boarded and asked the driver to let me know when we reached the airport turn-off.  Twenty-five minutes later, he dropped me, directing me to a taxi that could take me the rest of the way, and for $6, I was at the airport, waiting.

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