S: Belize 2014
BC: Made by Dina and Ryan
FC: March 2014 | BELIZE
1: Belize City | Caye Caulker | Hol Chan Reserve | Placencia | Silk Cayes | San Ignacio | Tikal | ATM Cave | 8 days in Belize and Guatemala
2: We flew into Belize City and took a water taxi to Caye Caulker. The caye is very small and there are no cars. Our hotel taxi was a golf cart
3: Our colorful room at the Barefoot Beach Hotel
4: There is not much of a beach on Caye Caulker but there are many docks with beach chairs and Hammocks. | Caye Caulker has 3 streets; front street, middle street and back street. Everyone on the island is relaxed and no one is ever in a hurry. | Lobster traps
5: Snorkeling trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve
14: A warm Evening on Caye Caulker
15: Belize express water taxi back to the mainland
16: On our way to San Ignacio with a lunch stop at "cheers." | Lazy afternoon in San Ignacio after a long drive.
17: San Ignacio has two one-way bridges going in and out of town. | The whole town gathered for an evening soccer game.
18: Day trip across the border to Guatemala | We visited the Mayan ruins in Tikal.
19: Warm-up climb to the top of the first temple we encountered. | TIKAL
20: Temple I, also known as the Temple of Ah Cacao or Temple of the Great Jaguar
21: Central Acropolis with a series of "bedrooms" and "thrones"
22: Mayan Sacrifice | A break before the highest climb
23: View from Temple IV. It is the tallest temple-pyramid at Tikal, measuring 230 ft.
24: Ryan sat this climb out but Dina was committed to climb every pyramid she encountered.
25: Our guide taught us some Mayan survival skills. He showed us how to make gum, how to find the Allspice tree, which palm tree is good for roofing, and finally, which termites taste like carrots (they really do).
26: We Spotted wild turkeys, spider monkeys, parrots, a wood pecker, and a green snake while exploring Tikal.
27: The "gringo" tree. Its bark is red and peeling just like us after a day in the Guatemala sun. | Must try Guatemalan beer before crossing back to Belize | Back in San Ignacio after a long day of Mayan ruins. enjoying the pool and some BBQ chicken
28: Actun Tunichil Muknal. A Cave filled with Mayan pottery and skeletons of sacrifices. | The entrance to the cave is through a giant sink hole in the jungle.
29: After a long trek through neck-deep water lit only by our headlamps, we discovered ancient Mayan pottery and the "Crystal Maiden."
30: Post Cave exploration. Some dry clothes and a Belizian lunch | Back in San Ignacio trying a custard apple at the market | An enormous quesadilla on a home made tortilla.
31: On to our next adventure... cave tubing at Caves Branch
35: A quick dip at the inland blue hole
36: A scenic drive through the Maya mountains to Placencia | Catching the sunset on the last day of Dina's 20's | Our room at the Singing Sands Inn
37: Sun, water and drinks on the beach... No better way to celebrate Dina's 30th
39: Snorkeling Trip to the Silk Cayes | Silk Cayes are beautiful small coral islands an hour boat ride from Placencia. They range in size from 0.5 to 4 acres.
47: A final banana shake on our drive back to the Belize City Airport | Last Belikin at the Airport