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Day 1

Today was our first full day in Belize. We had an exciting boat ride in the New River where we were able to observe many different types of animals. We saw vultures, baby crocodiles, monkeys, and Jacanas (Birds that walk on lily pads giving the impression that they are walking on water). We observed nature in the most exotic manner. The Mayan ruins in Lamani were very impressive, providing a realistic view of an ancient intelligent civilization. The sight of the impressive temples left us speechless. Our tour guide gave us so many facts throughout the day that we all felt very knowledgeable after today’s tour. We look forward to our next adventures.