Can we drink the water?
A friend of mine who is pursuing a PhD in geography (and can't find his way to the corner grocery) travels a lot in the central american rain forests as part of his research. He says that in some places, like Guatemala, the water is so infested with parasites that you can't even let it touch your lips.
I've heard that in San Pedro you can't drink the water, but can bathe in it. Does anybody know the real deal on the water? If we can't drink it, does that mean we can't eat at tourist hotels and local restaurants? I know there's bottled water available; where does it come from (somebody's faucet?)?
Also, does San Pedro and/or Belize City have a malaria problem? The aforementioned student has to take antimalarial drugs several weeks before, all during, and weeks after visiting the rain forest, and he claims it fries his brain. Do we have to worry about this?
Brain surgeon to another: "Hey, this isn't rocket science".
Rocket scientist to another: "Hey, this isn't brain surgery".
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