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10 viewsIt was a definite jaunt through the countryside of Belize to get to the "ATM" cave, an acronym for the Mayan name, though at $65 (with serious haggling) it had other implications.
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4 viewsAfter we got out of the car we had a fair distance to walk through the jungle to find this cave.
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4 viewsWe also had to cross two rivers to get to the cave. No wonder it hasn't been disturbed.
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10 viewsIn the remote jungle of Belize
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12 viewsAn hour later, we're suited up and ready to explore the cave.
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9 viewsThe entrance to ATM.
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10 viewsThere is plenty of swimming to do in the cave. Lucky the water is nice.
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12 views"What was that? The wind??"
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13 viewsPhil, Amy, and I making our way through to the ancient Mayan offering/burial area.
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11 viewsA skylight in the middle of the cave gives our eyes a break from the darkness.
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15 viewsThis was not an expected part of the tour and was not the only massive spider we saw that day.
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12 viewsPhil and Amy looking shady.
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5 viewsSome spots in the cave were a little more tight than others but nothing too daunting.
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15 viewsAt last we found ourselves at the beginnings of Mayan offerings, laying exactly as they were placed over a thousand years ago.
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15 viewsOur guide explains some of the pottery offerings and Mayan beliefs to us.
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16 viewsAmy appears from behind the stalagmite.
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11 viewsHere I am, looking on a vast underground cavern.
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11 viewsMore pottery.
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11 viewsAnd yet more pottery. It was protected from trampling only by fluorescent tape.
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11 viewsMayans would carve their teeth. Here's an example.
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