Tip-Toeing through the traffic…

I went for a walk inland, yesterday, looking for some cheaper prices.

A typical Belizean street with golf cars angle-parked.
A typical Belizean street with golf cars angle-parked.

Taking a walk in San Pedro isn’t exactly like taking a walk in most North American towns and villages. For one thing, the are almost no sidewalks anywhere in town, and so you must take your chances in the traffic. Secondly, there are no rules or stop signs or lights. It is just hang on and go like hell. Throws in a few cars and taxis – that think nothing of driving the wrong way on a one-way street –  a few stray dogs, and you’ve got organized chaos!

However, surprisingly enough, there are very few accidents and almost no fatalitie.

It just proves that half the rules we live under in North America are unnecessary, and are probably just gratuitous, and/or a cash-grab.

I saw a couple of Manta Rays today, close to shore, but didn’t get any pictures. They’re there pretty well every day, so maybe tomorrow.

I also took a walk through the cemetery. It’s interesting for the culture it reflects, but no very old. I will post the latter pictures in an update.

The streets are all very narrow, reflecting an earlier time and mode of transportation. They are quite picturesque, however.
The streets are all very narrow, reflecting an earlier time and mode of transportation. They are quite picturesque, however.
What, with golf carts, cars, pedestrians and stray dogs, one takes their c hances. However, there are very few accidents or fatalities.
What, with golf carts, cars, pedestrians and stray dogs, one takes their c hances. However, there are very few accidents or fatalities.
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