Published: June 14th 2012June 12th 2012
Helloo everyone, just thought we'd take some time away from lying on the beach with rum punch in our hands, with no concept of time and not really knowing what day it is ;)
Where to start ay?! I know we have been here a week (feels alot longer) and we havent even blogged yet! We arrived into Cancun mexico a week ago yesterday and caught a ferry over to a small island called Isla Mujeres, very nice! White sand, turquoise water, amazing :) We decided to stay a couple nights there, which consisted of eating breakfast in swinging chairs on the beach, swimming in the brightest water i have ever seen and relaxing on the docks! We actually watched some locals catch fish with nothing but a fishing line and a hook the first night, motivated by this we challenged ourselves and thought we should give it a try and catch our dinner the following night! Well.... its harder than it looks!!! infact in my eyes i caught a fish... but instead of reeling it in with just my hands, it ate through my line and swam away with my hook! We did actually fish next to the locals
we saw the previous night so with more sign language than anything the four local boys no older than 15 tried to show us how to do it.. properly! Still no success for us...
After our first dip into our adventure we were off to the next town and ready to explore! We jumped onto our first local bus and headed for Tulum Mexico! 3 hours later and a short walk to our hostel we had arrived! The Hostel was very vibrant, full of other passing travellers, some travelling north, some headed south (like us) and some travelling just around mexico! It was lovely meeting people and hearing stories! You cooked your own food at the hostels you buy the ingredients and then there is an outdoor kitchen and bbq that you cook it on.. we really liked that! Tulum, although it is more of a passing town it had a really nice feel to it and had some gorgeous beaches. We explored our first Maya Ruins, slept under our first coconut tree and spent the night listening to Flaminco with Steve getting up to have a jam! Planning to stay there a day, we stayed 2 and then
The Mayan Ruins in Tulum,Mexico
They were right on the beach!!!!!!!!
headed for the Belize border.
We were not sure what to expect at the border, should we be scared? Are they going to search us? Would we end up being on Locked up Abroad?!!! 30 mins away from the border we changed buses and got onto a green and yellow painted old american school bus with everyone speaking more Creole than spanish!!! Flying through customs where everyone was so laid back (literally) they looked half asleep and wished us luck!!! Yaa Mon! 20 mins into Belize we arrive to our destination Corozal, Belize. It was a sunday afternoon and everythign was shut and looked like a ghost town, it was a nice changed to the busier towns we had already visited. We found our hotel which was right the water with a lovely warm breeze coming off the water, an English man owned the hotel, he was very lovely and our room even had a TV with 80 american film channels, so we did make the most of that! Follwoing morning it was our first early start, 6am... hard life for us ay?! we caught a boat over to Sarteneja, Belize which was on our way to the islands
(Cayes). After befriended a local dog and having follow us on our 1 hour detour we finally make it to our next hostel after meeting an American women with a parrot on her shoulder! The hostel was called Backpackers Paradise ... hmm... it was nice... but not the description we wouldve given it ! we both left with no sleep and 20+ mozi bites each!!!!! Sartenja was lovely tho, not a tourist place AT ALL! we were constantly greeted by locals and children who wanted to talk to us. We tried a fruit called Sambota?(sp?) it was like a cinamon pear very odd, Steve loved it tho!
After kayaking and spending a couple hours in the local bars it was time to prepare for our 6am wake up call again for the ferry to San Pedro, Amberguis Caye! An hour and a half later we arrived.. planning to then just head over to Caye Caulker that day we got as far as the local sports bar accompanied with several beers and pool with the local jimmy white!
So Yesterday we finally arrived at Caye Caulker, a place i have been very excited to see! The island is no more
than 3 dirt/sandy streets wide and 2 miles long! Running staright into a couple we had met in Tulum, we found ourselves joining them in what we feel is our favorite accomidations, cabanas with our own hammocks and screened in porch! Even hot water which is a luxury these days! Last night consisted of welcoming drinks and even a bit of Karoke, yes we both participated! So now this morning we have woken up, reasonbly early due to how hot it is here, gone for breakfast, a swim in the turquoise sea and were now eating a coconut we picked form a palm tree deciding what local fruit stall we should buy our fruit from!!!!!
So as you can see, we are having an absolutley amazing time and we really cant complain!!!!!! We are thinking of you all but not in any rush to catch the plane home!
Lots of love,
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