Monthly Archives: April 2013

There is something about Antigua

We feel very lucky that we have randomly picked this place to stay for a month to have our Spanish lessons. The place is beautiful, 16th century Spanish colonial buildings and cobbled streets surrounded by volcanoes and mountains. It has … Continue reading

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From the very, very hot to a very reasonable 25 degrees

We left Cool M Farm in San Ignacio, Belize early-ish in the morning on Sunday and the border crossing with Guatemala was easy enough. It was quiet and we didn’t experience any problems. A bus-ride of a couple of hours … Continue reading

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Five things we liked about Belize

1. Belize Zoo Definitely worth a visit, wether you do or don’t have children. Very nice zoo, with all indigenous animals. All animals there were brought there because they were in danger or hurt. None of the animals have been … Continue reading

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Staying with the cows and chickens in San Ignacio, Belize

Even paradise gets boring after a while and we decided to leave Caye Caulker and travel further into Belize. After taking a golf cart, boat, taxi, 3-hour trip on the chicken bus with breakneck speed and finally another taxi, we … Continue reading

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Things that have surprised us travelling as a family

Certain expectations we had travelling as a family have been proven completely right, others completely wrong. Sharing a room We were very worried about sharing a room – and beds – with the five of us and thought we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Caye Caulker, Belize. In one word: Paradise.

Yesterday evening we arrived in Caye Caulker, Belize. We left Mexico by small boat. Customs and immigration leaving Mexico was interesting. Before going on the boat we had to line up all our luggage and stand behind a white line, … Continue reading

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Chetumal, border town.

We have arrived in Chetumal, a border town with Belize. We will be taking the ferry here to Caye Caulker, a small island in Belize. Chetumal is described by most guide books as a town where there isn’t much to … Continue reading

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Discovering cenotes and Mayan ruins

Yesterday we hired a car and drove to a recommended cenote, Cenote Christalino. A cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Connectivity has changed the travel landscape

The last time I did some serious travel was in 1998 and although email and internet was around, you had to book a computer at an internet cafe and connections were slow. It was a bit of a mission. Now, … Continue reading

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Where are the mosquitoes?

It has been a week since we left the UK and we are starting to get our heads around our new way of life. The first few days we were jet lagged and tried to do way too much in … Continue reading

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