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Day 1 is gone and we are now into day 2. The weather has improved today with more sun and less wind and cloud. Still a lot bett than the weather in Lethbridge so no complaints here. The best part about being on a small island with limited activity is the biggest decision you will make all day is "where and I going to eat?" Lets start with breakfast. We are creatures of habit so we usually go to a place called Amory cafe. Amory is a cute little wooden blue and orange building with a couple levels of picnic tables. It's located on Main Street and is a great spot to people watch. They serve everything from eggs to breakfast sandwiches to waffles. Another place we like to go is the Happy Lobster. They make ... read more
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Judging by the title you probably think all we do in Belize is drink. While that happens from time to time, it's only a small part of the whole experience. this is our 5th trip here. We've been coming each year since 2009. During that time, we've learned a lot about this country and its people and we want to share our experience. We are not seasoned travellers by any means. You really can't be considered seasoned if you only get to do it once a year and you really only go to one place. But I guess that going to one place has allowed us to build up enough experience to talk about it with some amount of confidence. First you have to get there. Depending on where you live, you can get there by ... read more
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Greetings from the Caribbean baby! After a touch and go start to the morning (slight miscommunications about where the coach was picking us up from), we finally started our journey to Belize baby. Met a fab girl called Louise and instantly gelled with her big-time. The border crossing was surprisingly easy, another stamp for our passport collection! As soon as we set foot on Belizean turf, we relaxed and felt at home. We arrived in Belize City which looked very run-down and not much to do there, so on a spur of the moment decision decided to head to Caye Caulker wth Louise. It was DEFINITELY the right decision - it's like paradise with perfect white sandy beaches, sun, reggae and amazingly friendly people. We've made some friends for life from all over - America, Belize ... read more


We've had a super second week on Caye Caulker and we are cherishing our last few days until we return to the great white north!! Not much to report, everyday is much the same enjoying the beach, water activities, happy hours and dining out. We had a few days of crazy wind but we're back to calm and perfect again. I forgot to mention last time about Belize's emphasis on the environment. They have regulations that prevent the sea grass from being cut along the beach. Hense many spots do not have easy access for swimming. However, most hotels have a dock that reaches to the deeper water which is perfect for swimming. The water is crystal clear and warm as is the water in the channel by the split. This week we all took an ... read more
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Our Beach Hangout


"You Better Belize It" is the latest Belize motto, and it's right on! It's a really fun place to vacation! This is our third trip to Belize and the island of Caye Caulker is one of our favourite spots to be! On previous trips we toured the mainland, visited all the hot spots and checked out some of the other islands. They were all amazing but Caye Caulker just felt right so we decided to return here and spend our last couple of weeks relaxing in the Caribbean. Caye Caulker is an interesting little island like no other! The inhabitants are a mixture of black, spanish, creole and mayan with english as their first language. Many speak with a little different lingo that is fun to listen to and they are as friendly as could be! ... read more
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Our Beach
The Dock from our hotel

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I left the American girls in Flores as they were heading south and I headed to Belize and Caye Caulker to meet a friend and her new travel buddies. I took a 5am bus to Belize City, which drops you right at the dock and there is a fast boat to Caye Caulker which takes about 40 minutes to an hour. It was strange driving just a few hours and then being in a country where English is also spoken albeit with a carribean accent and a mix of the kriol language. Getting the boat from the dock gives you the first view of cristal clear turquiose waters and the white coral sand beneath the waves. I met Kelly on the dock of Caye Caulker, had a Belizan breakfast with her and her two new friends ... read more
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Half way through the second week of Heather and mine’s travels we made our way to Caye Caulker. We left Tulum in the pouring rain, conditions which would last the whole of our journey. We arrived in Chetumal the last town in Mexico before the border to Belize. We weren’t entirely sure of our plan at this point, we had in mind using a bus service to get to the border and then after crossing the border getting a further bus to Orange Walks, a town in Belize. When we departed the bus at Chetumal however, we saw a man selling boat taxi tickets direct to Caye Caulker. As notorious impulse buyers, Heather and I changed our plans and opted for the $50 US each ticket to Caye Caulker. We hopped in a taxi to the ... read more
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Cay Caulker and the Northern Reef Don't barf first. Don't barf first... This was my mantra as our dive boat flew over eight foot waves, then crashed into the troughs between with bone jarring slaps. My spine felt like an accordion. Debra and I were en route to the Great Blue Hole, a deep underwater sink hole made famous when Jacques Cousteau declared it to be among the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. My wish was granted. I didn't barf first or even at all. We arrived at the Blue Hole, strapped on our tanks, and one at a time giant-stepped off the back of the boat. But when I hit the choppy water, I found myself gasping for air. I was reluctant to submerge for fear that I ... read more
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Hello all. Greetings from Caye Caulker and happy new year. I will say it is always nice to spend the new year abroad. Feels like I'm already started with my new year's resolution of more travel! The day of the 31st was spent at The Split, a bar which has the only "beach" on the island. Beach is in quotations because it is simply a platform deck that has sand on it with a jump off point into the water. I met two traveling friends and we hung out all day here. I participated in my first flash mob to Gangnam. It was quite fun with everyone on the beach getting involved. Later that night we rang in the new year in the same place with just about everyone else on the island. There were fireworks ... read more


Hi guys, Lots to report, been on the go so haven't had internet for a while. Not sure where we were up to on here so I will do a full report. Merida - a beautiful colonial, truly Mexican town where we were just before the wedding. This was one of the most friendly places we have ever been. The city had a beautiful central square where the town would sit and watch the world go by (nobody hurries in Mexico EVER) Just sitting there we were approached by locals, not to sell us anything or harass us but just to chat. To tell us information about their city or to practise their English. We got to see a Mexican wedding and we got to witness the Fiesta at the weekend when the centre closes to ... read more
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