Also, we had a monkey jump in our boat, which was an incredible experience! He walked right in like he owned the place. We fed him a banana for his troubles, and I got a snapshot of that as well:
After arriving at the city of Lamanai, we continued on our tour as the guide showed us several Mayan temples and explained the history behind them. We saw the Jaguar temple, which serves as the background for this very blog. We were allowed to climb the high temple, which is over 110 feet tall. From there, I had an excellent view of the surrounding area, including a nice view of the river behind me:
During our tour of the ruins we learned a lot about the archaeological history of the Mayans in the Belizian region. Upon completion of our tour, we headed back to the hotel to prepare to meet our students for the first time! Our teaching doesn't begin until tomorrow, but we used this evening to get to know our students a little bit before we start our workshops. We were given a tour of the facilities, and our excitement is growing for working at this institutions. Both the students and faculty seem genuinely thrilled that we are sharing our business skills and knowledge with them. We can't wait to get started tomorrow!