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Mar 3, 2009 - Caye Caulker

Today was amazing! It started with an awesome breakfast of fresh home made yogurt with pineapple, bananas, watermelon and granola. Yum! Then we went sailing. Our captain Miguel and his trusty assistant Renaissance (seriously, he said his mother gave him that name!) took us to three different sites. The first practice site was nice and then we went to two different protected "parks". The first had stingrays that you could get close to and we actually got to PET them! We were served our lunch and juice and set off. Miguel decided to take a...

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Jan 1, 2009 - Belize City

New years day was a travel day. We hopped a bus from the hotel into Belize city, which took about 3ish hours or so. We got off the bus at the boat terminal station type thing, and took a ferry to Caye Caulker. With the night we had before, most of us just had a lazy afternoon/evening checking out town and the beach and such. Went for lobster dinner though, which was amazing! It was just this little unassuming booth thing set up near the beach, basically just a big long picnic table and this woman who BBQ'ed up lobsters on her BBQ, but she...

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Oct 21, 2008 - Caye Caulker

Hello Everyone So finally made it to Belize after a bit of an adventure but will get on to that in a bit. We did the live volcano tour that I mentioned in the last blog and it was amazing. You got to stand right next to flowing lava and even poke it with your stick. It was so hot, we toasted marshmellows up there and everything. I don't really know how you're allowed to do it to be honest as you can see the lava underneath your feet through the cracks in the rocks. It completely p!ssed it down on the hike up there but after a couple of...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Caye Caulker Island

Lang nagedacht hoe ik Belize zou beschrijven. Het comtrast met guatemala was in het begin wat vreemd. Lange negers die raar kijken en veel te wijde broeken dragen ipv schuchtere kleine indiaantjes in traditionele klederdracht. Ze spreken hier een soort verbasterd Engels dat ze kracht bijzetten met grote "coole" gebaren. "Yeah man" en "Hello Baby" hoor ik het vaakst.Het stukje belize dat ik gezien heb heeft alles wat een zonneklopper wilt: zon, rum en strand. Maar gelukkig ook een schitterend onderwaterleven en een prachtige jungle. Zo heb...

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Jun 8, 2008 - jungle and Caye Caulker

We got up early, got a good breakfast and then set out to go into the ATM cave, which was right where we were camping. The ATM cave is very unique because everything has been left the way it was found. It is like a museum inside a cave. When the archaeologist found the Mayan artifacts, they just left them there and didn't try to take them out, so you can actually see how they were found. Just getting to the dry part of the cave where the artifacts and remains are was the most fun though. It is kinda like the other caves except you have to...

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Mar 4, 2008 - Manatee Lodge

So now we have moved north to our last destination in Belize - manatee lodge south of Belize...two nights here...it's breezy and gorgeous and we hope to go find manatees!! Next entry: Walt and Maeve, who had eaten in different houses from us in Mayan village just disappeared into two day fever and sickness.....so our time at breezy Gale's Point was mellow and worrying - high temperature fevers.......they both lost a few pounds and Maeve could just blow away!. We dragged them out on a very mellow boat to the spring in the lagoon where the...

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Feb 10, 2008 - Caye Caulker Island

Hello from Caye Caulker...Wr arrived here this afternoon after a 3 hours bus ride and 1 hour boat ride. This island is very laid back. It is one street, dirt street, with sandy beaches and a backpackers paradise. Tomorrow we are doing 7 hour snorkelling trip and are promised to see sting rays and nurse sharks. We are going to a reef by sail boat. Lobster season is here until Feb. 15th..so everything is lobster. Scott had a lobster burger for lunch. Yesterday we(only 6 out of 14) did a caving trip to an old mayan cave. I must say this is the...

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Jan 21, 2008 - Caye Caulker

Zon, zon, zon!!! Eindelijk. Gelukkig ook maar want wat moet je anders op een paradijselijk eilandje doen? Blauwe zee, wuivende palmen, zon, witte stranden, hhhmmmm... Waren er op tijd, dus hadden anderhalve dag om ons hier kostelijk te vermaken. 's Middags lekker rondgelopen en beetje gezwommen. Foto's gemaakt hier en daar. Voor de avond stond er een strand barbeque op het programma. Met de hele groep. Je kon van tevoren doorgeven wat je wou eten, zodat de man/vrouw achter de barbeque voorbereid was op 15 man ineens. Vis, vlees, garnalen,...

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Nov 20, 2007 - Caye Caulker

Long travel day. We left at 6am for Belize. 5 hours on a cold bus (A/C),then another 5 hours on an old school bus. Taxi through Belize City rush hour and then about an hour and a half on a water taxi. Layla was sitting in the open section and got rained on. The crew pulled out some tarps for everyone to crawl under, but it didn't rain too long. We arrived in the dark but it was beautiful. Had conch and lobster for dinner, all for less than 25 dollars!!! We bought some vodka and rum and mixed drinks for the rest of the evening laughing and...

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Nov 19, 2007 - Tulum and Playa

Tulum was more than I expected. Everyone seemed to downplay the ruins but I found them impressive. Maybe I'll change my mind after I see Tikal or Copan. It rained a lot overnight and in the morning, the streets in Playa were flooded in some spots. We filled the rest of the day with eating, drinking and walking around. Playa is very, very touristy and not exactly what we were looking for. Some of our group went to Cozumel but we decided not to due to the dark foreboding clouds and long ferry ride. We were glad we didn't because they got...

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Jul 31, 2007 - Caye Caulker

Caye Calker is AMAZING! Of couse it is one of our favorite spots because it has some of the most amazing diving in the entire world! Lucy and I got into Caye Caulker yesterday afternoon (Lucy's birthday). A couple people from the tour went out to the beach for a few hours and then went out to dinner at this awesome BBQ restraunt. Lucy and I couldn't stay out late with the rest of the group because we had to wake up at 5am for our diving trip. We signed up to dive the "Blue Hole". For those of you who are not dive fanatics the blue hole is...

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Jun 30, 2007 - Belize City & Cucumber Beach Marina

Cruising in Belize reminds us of the Abacos in the Bahamas. Between the mainland to the west and a long series of cays to the east is a huge, protected body of water called the Main or Inner Channel which we will cruise through on our way south to Gutamala. The open ocean passages are past us and we are both relieved. It's wonderful to be in calm waters again, much more relaxing and enjoyable. We are in approx 9 feet of water vs 1,000 + feet and it feels great! There are countless Cays to explore but we will only see a few as we head south....

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