Lets talk about drugs. I have never been one to do drugs, but I am not against them. I wasn't in Belize for more than 20 minutes until the guy unloading my luggage from a van tried to sell me pot. I respectfully declined, but he was persistent. I ended up giving him $4BZE to go away, because I didn't want to local police to get suspicious. They love throwing tourists in jail.
Later in the week when we were in San Pedro, I was approached multiple times and offered pot. I felt like they were asking me so often because I fit their stereotype. Was it because I was American and they knew I had money, or do I just look like a pothead?
When we got back to our cabin the next day I went to the bar that's on the water. These locals walked out completely wasted, saw my iPhone and tried to sell me pot. Honestly, since when does having an iPhone mean you smoke? It was at like 1pm in broad daylight at a bar. They didn't even pull me aside. When I declined, they tried to give me their cell #'s. I told them I didn't have service in Belize, so they told me how to get to their house if I change my mind. "Walk down the beach for about an hour and its the beat up house with conch shells in front of it." This guy must be half retarded. There are conch shells everywhere, in front of all the houses. All the houses are beat up, its a 3rd world country. There are no roads, and no road signs. As a tourist, I'm not going to walk in an unknown arbitrary direction for an hour.
When we were on our way back to the airport, the guy getting my luggage off the boat asked me if I wanted any pot to go home with. WTF? I got a little humor in being told to walk a for an hour for pot, but to tell me to buy pot before I get on a plane for the US? These guys are terrible salesmen.
When I was thinking about what Belize would be like prior to the trip, I never thought that I would be targeted for the sale of Marijuana so many times. Oh well, no harm done and its a learning experience.
Oh and here are some pix completely irrelevant to this post but relevant to the overall blog: