Category: Travel Diaries

Travel Diary of Central American trip incorporating Mexico, Guatemala and Belize

Temple of the Wind God standing against the ocean at the ruins of Tulum, Mexico

Day 18; Farewell Belize Today we farewell Belize and its delicious lobsters and spend much of the day in transit to Tulum, Mexico. Not all days are created equal just as not all days can be jam packed with as much fun as others. Today is one of those not so fun ones. We are […]

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The Split, Caye Caulker Belize

Day 17; Quiet reflection and exploring in Caye Caulker I am sitting on a Caribbean beach drinking a fresh orange and pineapple juice, tad early for cocktails and a tad warm for coffee, watching a white wading bird lifting its feet above the water and placing them down again, head poised to dive below the […]

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Bonfire on the Beach on Caye Caulker

Day 16; Snorkeling in Caye Caulker – Shark Ray Alley and the Hol Chan Reserve Most of us turn up to the same, Dani-recommended, place for breakfast at varying times. It’s a late start this morning, we wont be departing on the boat until 10am, but before that we all have to go and take […]

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Intact skeleton of the Crystal Maiden

Day 15; Mayan relics of the ATM Cave 7am that morning saw most of us, those going to the ATM cave anyway, rocking up to the restaurant where we’d had dinner with suitcases in tow and packs on backs. The restaurant is directly across from the company taking us to the cave in about 45 […]

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Day 14 Tikal; The stone jewel of Guatemala We are all a bit bleary eyed at the 6am departure this morning, the party kept everyone awake. Today we head to the ruins of Tikal, and we want to beat as many tourists as we can. We’ll be stopping for breakfast on the way. Later today […]

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Day 12; A boat, a tarp and Tapado in Livingston Today the sun is shining and it is pleasantly warm. We have a boat trip planned to a town called Livingston. There we will learn about Garifuna culture and sample a traditional Guatemalan dish called Tapado, made from seafood and coconut milk. Both of which […]

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Day 11; On the way to Rio Dulce 4am hurts even more than 4.30am. More so because that was our actual departure time, my alarm actually went off at 3.20! Today we depart Antigua for another Guatemalan destination, the waterfront Rio Dulce. We are speeding through the countryside in a minivan with a cracked windscreen. […]

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Day 9: Filadelfia coffee plantation I am thankful for investing time into packing my bags last night, this morning all that remains is my pyjamas, toiletries and the contents of the rooms lockbox which will go in my small pack anyway. Ruth still isn’t well poor thing, so I enjoy the final included breakfast alone. […]

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