Posts Tagged ‘Belize’

Bullet Tree and Parrot Nest – the coolest place in Belize

From Barton Creek we drove to San Ignacio, hoping to find Marcus with whom Itai had spoken a few days ago. We got there (yet another small and relaxed village-town) and had a nice lunch at Han-Nah’s, which we had heard much about.

Barton Creek Outpost – our memorable jungle earthquake experience..

From Belize City we drove to Jim and Jacquelyn’s Barton Creek Outpost, near the Barton Creek cave, in the Cayo district of Western Belize, where we camped for a couple of nights. If the beautiful setting in the thick jungle, near a river and the Barton Creek cave with remains of Mayan human sacrifices were […]

How lucky are we, to have been on Caye Caulker and feel that we’re over-Caribbeaned…

We drove from Placencia back to Belize City, and got there just in time for the last ferry to Caye Caulker. It was the first time we had left Don Pedro, our truck, for so long (less than 24-hours, but still…). Caye Caulker is a very  nice island, with nice beaches and a lively village, […]

Placencia peninsula – where the little stilt houses of the locals meet the luxury 5-star apartments of tourists

We drove from Crooked Tree to Belize City, but only as a stop-over on our way to Placencia, where Itai had arranged for us to meet with Taka, who lives there. We got a brief look at Belize City, the biggest city in Belize (though not the capital anymore…). OK, it’s another over-grown village… A […]

Lost in Crooked Tree, where cashew nuts come from

After Lamanai we drove to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. There’s also a small village by the same name, and we arrived late in the afternoon, just before sunset. Since there are so few roads in Belize, getting from one place to another usually means going back to where you came from and taking ‘the other […]

You better Belize it; we are in Belize!

We knew there was a strict process in crossing into Belize, we just didn’t expect it to be so exhausting… After clearing the Mexican side of the border, where we surrendered our vehicle permit, we got to the Belizean side. I’m pretty sure it’s much hotter and more humid there, although just a few meters […]