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Cay Corker

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  • Relaxing day today and these are some of my favourite days.

    Walked around town stopping in various spots just staring at the ocean - various photos of my chill zones attached.

    Got a chicken egg and cheese flapjack from a little place run by two women for breakfast. So cheap and so filling it was breakfast and lunch.

    Had such a lovely day. For dinner I went back to the street vendor and then for dessert I wanted to try the key lime pie from a women who sells slices of homemade cakes and desserts but she had sold out. Disappointed! But good for her!Read more

  • A fantastic day snorkeling. Whilst the reef wasn't very colourful the fish, giant sea turtles, sting ray and nurse sharks that we swam with were incredible! A real highlight.

    Wish I had had an underwater camera but on the other hand that would take you away from being in the momentl.

    This time with the sea turtles you were really close in crystal clear water and I got to do a mermaid dance (over under and beside it) with one of them as it swam around. I had to make sure I didn't touch it. Such docile and beautiful creatures. Although I did see one get very annoyed with a smaller mate and knocked it until it swam away! I guess we all have days where alone time is required!

    There were quite a few sting rays as well but the turtles get my attention every time!

    I was so absorbed everyone else was back on the boat and one of the crew had to come and get me!

    Next was the sharks and how exciting was that! There were so many of them and schools of fish swam around you. Once again could have stayed there for ages.

    We also saw a ship wreck which was interesting - apparently it was carrying cement power and in a storm it got wet and the extra weight sank the ship!

    We even saw Dorie from Finding Nemo and the elusive angel fish which is on the Belize dollar.

    At might we went for a stroll down the main street and for dinner had a burrito from a street vendor where all the locals were going. $1.75 and it was huge with lots of filling.

    Next I decided I would check out the local reggie bar which opens at midnight! I had arranged to met some of the group after they finished having drinks at the Sports Bar. Yes the name pretty much sums it up and its for tourists only altough the young Belize men hang out there as well then move onto the reggie club.

    The Belize men are very 'attentive' and marriage proposals are common. And if you can't get picked up at a bar in under a minute then there must be something wrong with you.

    So we get to the reggie bar and every drunk backbacker who is staying on the island is there. Lots of dancing and they had the cool bar swings.
    I lasted about half an hour! But at least I checked it out, had a drink, a dance and declined three belizian men. Not bad for half an hour.

    The little shack was snorkeling headquarters and the big plastic bottle contains a stable on the island - rum punch! Lastly thats my travel buddy from the tour at the street vendor!
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  • I had somehow expected Caye Caulker would be smaller and probably less touristy but I was still struck by it's colorful houses and nice little outlets along the beach.
    It's a place to chill and relax and definitely a place for party. I had met Anneliese from England on the boat from Chetumal and together we had a great time here.
    We stayed at Bella's Backpackers (the first night I actually stayed in a hammock on there patio as everything else was booked) which, with it's laid back vibe, was the perfect home on this island.
    We went on a snorkeling trip to the reef and swam with nurse sharks and sting rays.
    The typical night would start with sneaking into Dirty Mc Nastys (another hostel) to get some of their free rum punch and end at the sports bar where everybody on this island ended up. Which means you would meet everybody here who you had met during the day. One night we even made it to the Reggae Bar - the club where everybody goes once the sports bar shuts down.
    I stayed for 3 nights and figured after just being at the coast so far it was time to head inland now...
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  • Belize today! And from now on all the remaining countries have zika travel warnings. We leave early and take a mini van to Belize. We stopped for breakfast at this great cafe/bar in Bacalar and as you can see I had no trouble finding the perfect spot!

    Its right on a lagoon and so peaceful and relaxing.

    At the mexican border we all get out of the van get our luggage and walk through customs then get into the van and cross the border then drive through a no man's land. Then at the Belize border out again with the luggage and walk through customs. And in the heat with the queues it was exhausting.

    I asked our tour guide to show us where the mexican border was and he didn't know! He's mexican and supposedly one of the tour company's very knowledgeable guides! We were all
    speechless.
    So I started walking around and found it! Had to record it given it was so elusive!

    We got to San Pedro then caught a boat to Caye Caulker which was exhilarating. Beautiful blue ocean sitting outside on the boat with the breeze. But notice the nana scarf on my head!

    Caye Caulker is so relaxing and the water is so blue. We have 3 nights here which is great.

    I attend my first group dinner at a local restaurant which is much cheaper than the touristy places.

    And what does zika scared girl who has with her every conceivable mosquito bite prevention measure do on her first night?! Go out in a t shirt and cropped pants with no mosquito repellent!!

    Overall Belize is expensive and on par with any western country re its prices.
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  • Caye Caulker truly is the definition of laid back. Three nights here and feel like could stay for a lot longer but so much more to see! After the ultra tacky Mexican cities it has been a breath of fresh air to come to the true Caribbean! Jerk Chicken everywhere you look and an abundance of fresh fish on street BBQs.

    Yesterday we went on a day snorkelling trip and just about saw it all on the second largest reef in the world. We swam with green and leatherback turtles, 2m long stingrays, 2/3m long nurse and reef sharks, giant schools of fish, the occasional squid and not to forget some impressive coral! Oh and then we went and saw some Dolphins. Not bad eh?!

    Tomorrow we are heading inland to Guatemala and the ruins of Tikal. Country number 11 coming up...
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  • Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world next to The Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The islands by the coast are absolutely amazing. It took us all day to get to Caye Caulker, but it was worth it. Met a group of friends along the ferry ride down: 2 Germans, 1 Hong Kong American, 2 Kiwis, and shared some great stories togther. Only traveling like this brings people of different background together on a small island. It is moments like this that make us smile.Read more

  • We had a lazy morning, munched some granola and sat outside reading. We headed out to get Anna her iced coffee, me a not great coconut and a fruit smoothie to share (4,5,5B). It was absolutely roasting and we were hot and sweaty when we returned so jumped off the dock into the sea.

    After hiding in the aircon for a bit we headed to the bakery for a cinnamon roll and a ‘cookie’ which was sort of shortbread with sprinkles and jam. Then we settled at Sip N Dip, a colourful dock with seating and ladders so you can pop in and out of the water to cool off. Anna tried 2 more beers whilst I had 2 ice creams - one was chocolate fudge brownie which was absolutely amazing. Once the sun had gone, we went home to change and then came out for the sunset at the Split which wasn't great and the sand flies were out in force as there was no wind.

    We went to Aladdin’s for dinner and had lamb and falafel wraps, iced tea and sour sop (a nice local fruit smoothie) for 41B. It was probably the best falafel wrap I've had on all our travels so far...absolutely perfect! The poor lady then told us how her ex boyfriend was trying to destroy her business / life and she had to go to court soon - Latino men don't seem to make great partners from what we've heard. As we were having dinner we saw a bright red, huge, full moon rise out of the sea! It slowly turned to orange and then normal moon colour as it rose higher. An amazing sight I don't think I've seen before.

    Quote of the day from a rasta man: Slow down or you'll get a speeding ticket! Hannah will attest to the fact that we walk pretty slowly these days. We don't seem to be able to walk down the main strip without everyone wanting to talk to us. It already feels like we know half the people here and has such a lovely vibe. Definitely my favourite place so far.
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