Roatan, Day 1

West End Travel Blog

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So like Karina had been having a really vicous cold and though better, it was still active.  So we decided to just do snorkeling.  WOW, great stuff just 30-100 feet off the beach.  Like corals and pufferfish and parrotfish and wrasses and seafans and blennies and wow!  And (unfortanately) jellyfish.  OW, i never experienced jellyfish stings before.  They like mosquito bites, but they last only about a day.  Just don't scratch.   We snorkeled like 3 hours in the morning (got sunburn, that waterproof sunblock at that waterproof i guess), and then like 2 more hours in the afternoon.  The rest of the time getting used to West End and the high prices for food.  MAN.  ANd guess what, the seafood (which we were expected being in the middle of an island would be cheap), was EXPENSIVE!  Man, a simple fish was like $10.  (In Peru I would get that for $2, or Cancun for $5), so I don't get it.  I guess West End really is already touristified up.  Also the cheapy places that they said in Lonely planet either were closed down or just gone. We bought some peanut butter and jelly, and yummy coconut bread, that served as our breakfast and between dive snacks for most days.  Also, walking along the street, you may find just random people barbaqueing, and the prices are fair and the food fair to great!  Anyway, at night, tired again and slept.
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