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A Vacation from a Vacation Yes, it does seem strange to take a vacation while being on vacation but after 8 months of living in Mexico we were ready for a change. So we decided we’d head to Belize for a few weeks, to join my sister, Joan, and her husband John on the island of Caye Caulker. They had been visiting the island for the past 5 years and this gave us an opportunity to take a vacation while also getting in some quality time with family. Flying there was funny, in the sense that we had to fly back to the U.S. (Houston) to get to Belize. No easy way around it and very few options. Since we were already in the USA and needed to buy a few things that are difficult to ... read more
Sweet Sunsets
Chilling at Sunset
Beach on Beach


Before I left the states for Belize, my wisdom teeth started coming in. Now don't ask me why they waited so long. I thought maybe it was significant with the timing of leaving for my trip. Maybe I would need extra wisdom for what was to come, or maybe deciding to go to Belize was a wise choice and my wisdom teeth were letting me know. I even searched online to see if there is an 'old wives' tale about wisdom teeth and how they became known as such. I found no such tale, so if anyone does know and they care to share, I would love to hear it. Anyway, I went to the dentist before I came down and they recommended I get them taken out. Both uppers were coming in and impacted. Without ... read more


Hola.. Bin jetzt die vierte Woche unterwegs und jetzt auf Caye Caukler gelandet. Hanna und ich haben den letzten Tag in Puerto sehr genossen, wir waren Cafe trinken .. und am Beach relaxen. Am Abend hatten wir eine Einladung von Jeremy, einem Amerikaner den wir in der Flybar kennengelernt haben, der uns zum Essen eingeladen hat. Er hat uns sooooooooooooooooooo geniales Essen gekocht - Shrimps mit ChilliErdnussBrandy Sauce und Kartoffelkuchen..unglaublicher Gemackseindruck... Um 21:30 is dann unser Bus nach San Cristobal gefahren und wir haben wie Bebis geschlafen..Den Tag haben wir in San Cristobal verbracht, haben uns das kleine Oertchen angesehen mit vielen schoenen bunten alten Gebaeuden .. Am Abend mit den Roommates am Lagerfeuer gesessen und noch ein paar Bier getrunken, aber unser Bus nach Palenque ging schon um 6:00 in da frueh..also alles ganz easy.. ... read more
san cristobal
keep on jumping
tulum


Its been a long time since you last heard from us. After our wild stay in San Cristobal we headed into the jungle in Pelanque. We actaully stayed in El Panchant an little backpackers haven right next to the Mayan ruins. Our first night there was spent drinking with our Norwegian friends from Zipolite, who had completely forgiven us for kicking them out of our car due to weight restricitons. There was a little open mic action in the jungle as well and you can bet Sam Brown took more than his fair share of turns busting out covers and originals alike into the jungle night (pictures to follow in the coming days) We watched fire dancers and otehr crazy jungle things. In the morning we headed out for the ruins. No sooner had we started ... read more
Agua Azul
Palenque Ruins
Norwegian Friends


Our Travel Blog February 13, 2008 We left on feb 12th around 12:00pm to Vancouver airport headed to L.A. THe flight was about 5 hours long and I could not sleep at all due to a bad cough. Christianna could not sleep as well as I was keeping her up. L.A was a blur as it was just killing time before our next flight to El Salvador. It was nice being back to where I was born even though we never left the airport. From there we flew to Belize, our first official destination. We caught a cab to the water taxis in Belize City. Belize City itself was OK upon driving through a small part of the city, still to hard to judge as we did not spend so much time there. The water Taxi ... read more
The beautiful blue waters of "The Split".
Island Basketball
Coming home with beers

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We were so taken by our first visit to Belize last March that we decided we had to come back often. We have a place on Ambergris Caye that we like, and plan to see some Mayan sites as well as snorkling. Andrew and I became open water certified so we can go scuba diving this year. We hope to do two dive trips, possibly to the blue hole, one of the most amazing sites in the world for diving (so we hear). As we are just starting, we probably won't go below eighty feet, but it should be pretty cool! More reports to follow.... read more


Belize elections are tomorrow. When I first arrived, I started hearing talk of upcoming elections, but the date had not been set. Somehow Feb 7th was chosen, so that in combination with Carnival has made for an interesting week! There are 2 parties. The UDP (United Democratic Party) and the PUP (Peoples United Party). The PUP is currently in power with Prime Minister Said Musa (palestinean descent, but born in Belize). There have been many parades throughout town lately as well as blue and red banners and vandalizing for the 2 parties promotional materials. Wikipedia has a good summary of the political system here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Belize Most people have the day off tomorrow to vote. This requires the entire day off for most people because I assume polls are less organized here than in the states, ... read more


MMMmmmmmmmmmmm If I were to sum up belizean food in a few words, it would be spicy, fresh, and sexy. Having some girlfriends here for the last week has allowed me to re-experience the newness of the amazing food offered here in Belize. Just to give you an idea, here are some of the foods I have eaten in the last week: Fresh lobster, conch and snapper bbq with plantains and veggies - all caught and prepared in front of my eyes, served with corn tortillas - pineapple for desert Conch fritters, black bean soup, coconut crusted shrimp Empanadas, more conch fritters, curry chicken with rice and beans Meat pies and limeade Sesame shrimp with a tahini dipping sauce, crackers and lobster dip, sushi and coconut tarts Grilled tilapia and conch with veggies and a spicy ... read more


Rain....... As my laundry woes have continued, I have learned a couple tid bits that should help me out. A couple local belizeans have informed me that it rains every half moon and every full moon. In thinking about the past couple months, I would say that this has been accurate. I was wondering how everyone knew this because it would be so beautiful out, not a cloud in the sky, but nobody would have their clothes out on the line. I would take this wonderful opportunity to wash my clothes (still by hand), and put them out only to have it start raining again just as I put it out. Now with my newfound knowledge, we'll see how I fare! White gal here... Seems everyone here knows who I am, and I don't know who ... read more


Op Ambergris Caye in Belize zijn we uiteindelijk vier nachtjes gebleven. Op het eiland wonen veel Rastafari achtige types, al dan niet met lang haar. Een van hen ontmoetten we toen we de steiger af/het eiland op liepen; hij wees naar mijn gitaartje en het volgende gesprekje ontstond (althans, dit maakte ik op uit zijn gebrabbel): What do you play man, you play reggae? - Uh, I play all kinds of music. - You smoke herbs man? - No. - You should smoke the herbs man, you´ll play totally different things! Met deze tip in de zak waren we vol goede moed voor een relaxed verblijf hier. Welkom op het eiland! De mensen spreken er wel Engels, maar je kunt het het beste vergelijken met Jamaicaans Engels, wat gelijk associaties opriep met de film Cool Runnings, ... read more
Kerst in de tropen...
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Daar gaat ´ie!




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