Belize Day Six – Aw man it’s over already?!

Our last day in Belize was spent much like the day before. Spent the morning relaxing, eating, reading, swimming, enjoying the beach. I miss the color already. Virginia (and North Carolina) has been covered in a haze of smoke for weeks now and sometimes I almost forget these colors exist. Everything is gray here! We went on another snorkeling trip in the afternoon. Alfonse was sick so he couldn't take us, we ended up going with another tour group. NOT WORTH IT! Seriously if you go to Continue Reading

Belize Day Five – Chillin’

Our first day with no plans. Ahhhh. We woke up and headed out to the courtyard for breakfast. Renita served us freshly squeezed juice, local tea, and two plates of fresh pineapple, papaya, grapes and melon. Next came the garnachas, a local breakfast favorite, fried corn tortillas topped with beans, shredded cabbage, salsa and cheese. She also had fried cinnamon triangle things with brown sugar and granola which were completely delicious. We ate til we were stuffed then grabbed two bikes and Continue Reading

Belize Day Four – Ambergris Caye

Day four we headed to the beach! Woke up early and got our stuff together, checked out with the staff and after a quick breakfast jumped in the truck with Carlos to head back to Belize City and the Municipal Airstrip where we’d catch our flight to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The drive was nice, the weather was gorgeous. We finally arrived and the tiny airport was the most chill thing ever. One room, some people at the counter. You give your names and flight time, they hand you a laminated Continue Reading

Belize Day Three – Xunantunich Mayan Ruins & crocodile fun

We awoke early and headed to the lodge for early morning birdwatching with Luis. Two other couples joined us. It started out great, he spotted a keel-billed toucan (the national bird of Belize) across the river in a tree. He set up the viewing scope so we could all take a look. We saw a few common birds like flycatchers and robins (not the same as our robin, this robin is the national bird of Costa Rica and has a beautiful call) and then set out with binoculars in hand on a hike to view Continue Reading

Belize Day Two – Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

On our second day in Belize, I woke around 5:15 to hundreds of birds calling and the rush of the falls. Once I wake up there's usually no going back to sleep and definitely not with the racket the birds were making. So loud! I sat on the porch and looked at our gorgeous view while I made notes on the previous day’s adventures. Cora the dog came by to say hello, there are two dogs that patrol the grounds, her friend came by a little later. At breakfast we talked with some of the other guests and Continue Reading