|After our 3.5 week tour of Guatemala, we decided it was finally time to hit the next country on the list...Belize. After the most enjoyable travel day we have had to date (where successfully Peter bargained with the shuttle guys for about about a 10$ trip from Tikal to Belize City--saying we were out of money and then we each had our own row to stretch out and sleep!) we finally arrived to the beautiful, and very relaxing Caye Caulker. The island motto is "Go Slow" so for those that you know Peter, know he took full advantage of the laid back atmosphere. On one of the days we hired a guided sail boat tour to take us to the marine reserves around the cayes to go snorkeling. Belize has the second largest barrier reef, so we saw plenty of colorful corals and fish as well as stingrays, nurse sharks, eels, and a sea turtle!
After 3 nights on Caye Caulker, we moved south to Placencia, which is known for its beautiful beaches. And there, we did absolutely nothing, but soak in the rays, eat amazing lobster and snapper (which is super super cheap) and drank rum that cost as much as water. It was also the Belizean independence day (September 21st) so it was also cool to see their local traditions.
From Placencia, we took a boat to Honduras (Puerto Cortez) to get to the Bay Islands!
Hope all is well back in the US--
Peter and Sarah