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Silent Sunday #1

Come back next Sunday for another wordless post! This week: My favourite photos from Belize.

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An Unexpected Highlight of Belize: The Chicken Drop

We returned from our day caving at the ATM caves and I found I was locked out of my room. The tribulations of tour life, eh? I did what any other sensible person would do in Belize, settled down into the hotel’s gardens, Belikin in hand and waited with the iguanas until everyone else had finished getting ready for dinner.

Drawn in by the colourful d├ęcor, stomach rumbling smells and the happy tunes of reggae, we picked out Flayva’s bar and grill straight away. We gained new friends before even the first round had been bought, most notably an old rasta fella who claimed it was his birthday. We sang him Happy Birthday – probably the 7th time he’s heard it this year!

Photos of Flayva's Bar & Grill, San Ignacio
This photo of Flayva’s Bar & Grill is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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Exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves

I woke up full of fear.

Firstly, Jacob, the Tucan guide, had been adamant that the day spent exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal (commonly called ATM) caves was normally a highlight of everyone’s trip. I however, am pretty claustrophobic and have never been completely happy on any cave experiences I’ve had before. I’m not sure if it’s the lack of immediate exit, the crushing feeling of being underground or the actual physical small spaces but it has often taken a lot of deep breathing to get me through the caves.

Secondly, I had to wear Crocs with socks. I couldn’t imagine anything worse.

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A Seafood Feast in Caye Caulker

Copyright http://www.wildjunket.com Nellie Huang

Definitely one of the highlights of my Central American tour was the dinner we ate at Wish Willy’s in Caye Caulker. All twelve of us crowded around a long table in his back garden and waited as fresh seafood, chicken, pork and vegetables were grilled before us on the massive barbecue. All for $15, platters teeming with delicious smelling yet simple food were piled before us. Continue reading