Friday, June 20, 2014

UNBELIZABLE - Belize City - and the inbetween - Chapter



We decided to make our journey to Guatemala 
more of an adventure by taking a couple side trips 
along the way. 
Our boat docked us in Belize City 
where we were to meet up with our tour guide, Michael.
He was with Caribbean Adventures. 
We loved him. 
Such a cool guy!


We had a little bit a drive ahead of us, 
to get to our next destination. 
Luckily, there was lots to see along the way.


Belize City is probably not your ideal Belizean location for a vacation.
Not that I didn't enjoy experiencing it 
for the few minutes that we spent there.


After about a 3 hour drive,
we had made it to our first mini adventure...

Cave Tubing


 We had to trek through the jungle with these giant tubes. 
It was honestly such a cool experience. 

Crazy eyes
Our new friend Stacy.
She lives in the states now but was originally from Trinidad. 
Wild Pineapple
That is a huge termite nest! Eeh!
Its made out of mud.
If you look close you can see these little tiny termites
ALL over!


Michael informed us that these termites are not only edible...
but they taste like mint!
Of course, Der had to try them!

 

 Turns out they did taste like mint
No, I did not try them. 
I know, disappointing
I am usually up for trying crazy/disgusting things... but bugs (especially live ones) are my weakness
With a little pressure, I am sure I would have tried them.
But they let me off easy.


There she is... the cave we would soon be discovering
Standing in here... we had little fish nipping at our feet.
It was pretty awesome!
Exfoliation at it's best ;)
All grouped up and ready to go!
Tubers stick together

The inside of this cave was so gorgeous


Into the darkness we drift....

Bat holes

You can see the crystals sparkling on all the walls


There was a little natural waterfall in there


There were fun formations throughout the tour 
that Michael would have us search for. 
One, I remember was the McDonald's M sign.
I spotted that one of course ;)

Sometimes we would get a little too close to the wall...
More bats.. you can see that little guy. 
Daylight again... we've made it to the other side. 
Coolest bus ever
Back on dry land,
it was now time for some lunch.


A very local lunch of rice, beans, and chicken on the bone. 
It was pretty tasty. 


Oh, and we had some little, local friends join us too!


They are called the South American Coati.


Back on the road,
and onto our next mini, in between, adventure!


 Crossing a river...
 
Bathroom break....
Xunantunich

Mayan Ruins meaning "Stone Woman"


The view from the top of the main pyramid was unbelievable!
Oops... I mean unbelizable... 

Just jungle for miles and miles

From up here we could hear monkeys screaming
off in the distance. 
It was really cool and also sort of terrifying


This would bring us to the end of our last day in Belize. 
And what a perfect last day it was!





2 comments:

  1. Awesome adventure story kiss! Loved it.

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    1. Thanks dad! :) Wish you could have done it with us!

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