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Celebrating My Eighth-Year Anniversary with Belize: An Unforgettable Ride

I woke up this morning realizing that it was eight years ago, on a humid and hazy summer morning, that I landed in Belize for the first time, solo. I stayed in San Pedrolike a classic first-timer, snorkeled Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and happily stumbled on a colorful Dia de San Pedro celebration, bursting in Mestizo culture.

Dia de San Pedro 2019 – Ambergris Caye.

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

I went to Caye Caulkeron the water taxi for a day. I remember folks being friendly, and the island mellow and Continue reading »

Postcard Of The Week: Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal (“ATM”) Cave

An unforgettable travel experience? Hiking to and inside Belize’s most famous archeological site – the ATM Cave. Not only is it stunning but it also contains Mayan ceramics, stoneware and human skeleton remains from sacrifices. To get to the cave, we drove about one and a half hour from San Ignacio, and hiked for a good hour through a treacherous rainforest, which included crossing three rivers on foot. We then had to carefully hike through the cave, sometimes swimming through water, and other times watching for “shin breakers” as our guide called them, in addition to other dangerous dips. Oh and we had to do it all over again on the way back. Thank God for our Belizean guide, who protected my SLR in his dry bag and carried it for me when I had to make risky moves! A once-in-a-lifetime experience.