Belize: Exploring CheChem Ha Cave

Exploring the CheChem Ha Cave Our first full day in Belize started off with a trip to the closest cave from the jungle dome. + Nature Lesson: The name translates into “Cave of poison wood water” which referes to the CheChem Ha tree and there are two kinds. The white and the black. The difference between […]

Caye Caulker is calling you

After a week in the jungle, we made it out to the smaller of Belize’s islands – Caye Caulker (pronouced kee-caulker). We rented out a studio apartment with our own private pool. I loved it. Here I am relaxing with my feet in the pool reading on my kindle. Every few days, a local pool […]

Caracol Ruins – last but not least

Caracol Ruins – last but not least! The Caracol ruins were the last ruins we visited but not in the least bit disappointing. + The site is currently being restored (or at least part of it) to showcase what these buildings and cities looked like before. I loved Belize at this point with all the history […]

Guatemala: don’t miss out the Tikal Ruins

Get to Guatemala’s Tikal Ruins A UNESCO World Heritage Site and only an hour away from Belize so we *had* to stop by. You need a licensed tour guide FROM Guatemala to take you into the country & to the ruins. There is a customs fee for exiting ($37.50 USD for 2 people). History Lesson: Tikal was the […]

Belize: Visiting Xunantunich ruins

Mayan Ruins: Xunantunich Ruins  After exploring the CheChem Ha cave, we headed over to nearby Xunantunich ruins, a former city of the Mayans in Belize. We took a ferry ride over the Mopan river and Mynor dropped us off with our tour  guide to see Xunantunich. We were excited since it was the first time seeing some […]

Snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

+ For our first full day at Caye Caulker, we had to go snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve! After researching on TripAdvisor, I settled on Carlos tours. We walked to his little shop and put our names down on a piece of paper taped to the door. The next morning, we rode our […]