Day 348: Captain Carlos to the rescue

Even though we had heard some mixed reviews about Belize before arriving, our expectations for a picturesque Caribbean tropical island were probably a little too high.  One of the main reasons we decided to visit was to do some snorkeling along its beautiful barrier reef but fixed prices across the island meant that we would…

Day 347: Go Slow

The cayes, or “keys”, are a series of very small islands northeast of Belize City that provide easy access to Belize’s exquisitely beautiful barrier reef.  Caye Caulker is one of these that embodies a unique mix of Spanish and Caribbean influences.  According to urban legend, the island was divided into two after Hurricane Hattie passed…

Day 346: Don’t we know you?

The infamous “Gringo Trail” includes the most popular destinations in Latin America and attracts millions of tourists every year searching for some “flava’”.  Impressive and special can’t-misses as well as overly developed and touristy must-avoids dot the countries throughout the region.  Since the area is compact and most people head in one direction, it’s not…