The day we were riding into one of the largest Mayan sites in Middle America, Tikal, my camera that I had bought right before this trip quit working. Several hours were spent trying to fix this to no avail.
The rest of the trip consisted of
camping in Tikal
walking around Tikal the next day
spending 2.5 days on the gringo-filled island town of Flores for some of the coldest weather of the trip
spending a day taking a series of buses from Flores back north to Valladoid, Mexico and camping on the roof of a random abandoned house there
biking from Valledoid west to Chichen-Itza, visiting the ruins, and then biking back east to Chemax and camping outside of a random abandoned house
biking to Coba and visiting the ruins there
biking back to Akumal
spending half a day in Akumal
taking a series of buses and a cab to the Cancun airport
sleeping in Terminal 3 of the Cancun airport
Catching a flight back to Greenville the next day
If you ever go to Hopkins I would advise against staying at the Kismet Inn, despite their abundant and enticing homemade signs.
Groceries were actually a bit expensive in Belize and we were happy to be sold some ‘well-baked’ meat pies for 50 cents out of a 5-gallon bucket from a local as we were leaving.
We road about 20 miles to Dangriga and took a bus back to Belmopan, stayed the night there, and then headed for the border of Guatemala the next day.