Blogs from Belize, Central America Caribbean - page 2


We arrived in Caye Caulker yesterday on the water taxi, after a half hour trip from San Pedro and an early morning of sea kayaking before it got too hot. We ate lunch in a little place by the ferry pier before finding our hotel. In the afternoon, we swam off our hotel pier (there's lots of sea grass right next to the shore) and found lost of interesting fish under the pier when we snorkelled. We wandered into the village and had a beer at the split, a channel through the island, sorted our laundry and located the bank. Dinner was delicious fish at the Rainbow Grill. Today we went on a snorkelling trip - we enjoyed the last one so much that we thought we'd splash out (sorry, bad pun...) on a second one! ... read more

We're staying at a lovely hotel (Sunbreeze) in San Pedro. It's right on the beach, with a pool and a shady garden area with hammocks. It's also really close to all the main things in town, where everyone seems to drive a golf buggy... We've never seen so many! Our first day here was really relaxing, sitting reading, admiring the view and swimming. And eating. And drinking. Lovely! Today we got adventurous and went on a boat trip to the barrier reef. There were just two other people, and the boat had a glass bottom. The first stop was shark ray alley, where we snorkelled with nurse sharks, sting rays and lots of fish. Amazing to see them up close, but a lot of other snorkellers around and it was a bit daunting to jump in ... read more
San Pedro

We got an ADO bus from Tulum to Chetumal. The journey took just over three hours, with very similar scenery (mostly trees, with the odd pineapple stand and a couple of small towns) with a bizarre selection of films on the bus. Sadly not Paddington this time, which we watched in Spanish on the journey from Playa to Tulum! Chetumal was a fairly sizeable place, but we only had to walk a few blocks from the shiny bus station to the market to catch our next bus. The buses to Belize are old US school buses that have been colourfully painted and a luggage rack hung inside. We managed to pay in Mexican pesos ($150 each) although for anyone reading this and planning the same trip, we realised as the bus pulled out that there was ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Belize November 5th 2015

So after a great time in Mexico it was time to cross over to Guatemala, with a stop in Belize for the weekend. At the border crossing between Mexico and Belize, we had to lay out all our bags and then a bunch of army dudes with a sniffer dog rocked up. The dog had to check for certain products, one being fruit!! I suddenly thought I hope my juice plus doesn{t get me in trouble.....Once across the Mexican border, we all got on to the Belize water taxi!! No luxury yet cost enough!! The people I was with decided to sit at the front, bad idea!! Ive (dont know how to use apostrophes on this keyboard!) never gone up in the air and bounced around so much, thought Thailand was bad!! But hey, we then ... read more

Two nights on Caye Caulker was more than enough, especially with the heat during the day being crazy, so we headed to San Ignacio, in the western border of Belize. Catching the chicken bus was an experience, but the journey only took 3 hours and arrived to a much cooler temperature (turns out the weather has just taken a turn everywhere, but we definitely took a shine to the place on this account). The hostel in San Ignacio - Bella's Backpackers - was really lovely, and we spent our first full day with the owner and her daughter on their farm just outside the town, and at the falls in Cristo Rey - called Monkey Tree Falls. We spent the evening back in town, on the eve of Belize's Independence, which culminated in a half hour ... read more

After making it across the border and into Belize City, we caught the water taxi to Caye Caulker and had a very lazy day.... Watermelon nice at the Lazy Lizard, a short walk around and a nap (apparently I really can't sleep on public transport!) Dinner was AMAZING - freshly caught and grilled lobster, three sides, three rum punches and dessert for 25BZ - about £8! The next day we had a full day snorkelling tour with Caveman - we saw a manatee, turtles, stingrays... Swam a shipwreck and the Hol Chan marine reserve (did you know that Central America has the second largest coral reef in the world??) and finally saw a seahorse in the mangroves! The only downside was dealing with sunburn afterwards (its fine now!) ... read more

Ik heb mijn eerste nachtje Belize overleefd. Heb net 12 uur geslapen, en dat was ook wel nodig. We zijn gisteren opgehaald op het vliegveld door twee mensen van het instituut. Die hebben ons naar een hotel gebracht en daarna de stad en het instituut laten zien. Er waren niet veel mensen aanwezig, maar iedereen tot nu toe is super vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Ze zijn alleen moeilijk te verstaan soms :P Ook hebben we een eigen kantoor met airco! Maar gelukkig kunnen we nog een paar dagen rondkijken en wennen, want we hoeven maandag pas te beginnen met werk. We zitten in het schattige hotelletje the Bakadeer (ook met airco gelukkig). Gisteren wilden we wat gaan eten en toen heeft de hotel vrouw noodles voor ons gemaakt, vet lief. Daarna zijn we een beetje rond gaan ... read more

The 2 month mark of being in the nomad world is approaching, and I’m honestly not sure whether it’s all gone by too fast or too slow. I KEEP getting stuck on the whole perception of time, it’s never felt quite this skewed to me before. It seriously feels like my days fly by and crawl by at the same time, like how does that make any sense?! Previously, I felt I had an idea of what time was, but now I couldn’t understand it any less!! I used to place so much importance and weight on it since I felt like I didn’t really own it all; my work and other responsibilities claimed much of it. Anyways, I think I really need to stop trying to analyze the idea of time though since I really ... read more
Friends from Mexico!
Awesome peeps met at Pause!
Trying to connect with our "inner ice cream"

When in Mexico, you do as the Mexican's do, that's tequila shots, when in Belize do as the Beliazian's do, that's beer thirty and rum o'clock. After a short taxi ride from our lake paradise we arrived in Chetemal, Mexico's border town with Belize, we brought a very expensive ferry ticket over to Caye Caulker 65US, then hung around as you do at borders joining different queues and answering funny questions. Luckily we had emails with our flight break down showing Mexican taxes paid, many people who book though and agent don't have this and then have to pay £15 to exit Mexico, top tip keep that breakdown safe! The crossing to San Pedro is two hours of probably the bumpiest boat journey I have ever been on, it's a small boat and we were riding ... read more
The Split
Manatees (Seacows)
Nursing sharks, next to us in the sea! Agh

My time in Mexico has come and gone at quite a rapid pace! I feel that it was both long enough and not long enough at the same time. I know that I got exactly what I needed and intended from my time there. It is a place where you can’t help but feel super comfortable in, like being cocooned in a warm, fuzzy blanket! My wonderful friendships I formed there were hard to leave, but I know that I can make those connections anywhere in the world if I’m open to it! Puerto Escondido was an absolute pleasure to have had as my first stop out of my county, I picked it for a reason for sure! I walked away with a range of interesting experiences and new perspectives. The childhood deconditioning retreat I took ... read more
Heeeeeere's Caye Caulker:)
My Belizean Soul Mate Kitty:)
How f*uckin gorgeous is this?!

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