S: Our Honeymoon
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1: CAVES BRANCH Belmopan, Belize | February 27th
2: Nestled in the heart of the jungle, adventure is what Caves Branch is all about.
4: Finding our cabana...
5: The great outdoors
7: Our little slice of heaven.
10: Time for some bird watching...
11: "A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." -Henry Miller
12: Checking out the botanical garden at Caves Branch.
15: "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -Lao Tzu
16: "Not all those who wander are lost." -J. R. R. Tolkien
18: GUATEMALA | February 28
19: On our way to Tikal we stopped at a restaurant and had a delicious traditional Guatemalan breakfast.
20: We finally made it to TIKAL and we're ready to explore!
22: TIKAL NATIONAL PARK | February 28
23: The Tikal National Park contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Mayan civilization.
24: "Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey." - Pat Conroy
25: The largest excavated site in the American continent.
26: "We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to
27: the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." - Jawaharial Nehru
30: "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Miriam Beard
33: "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber | new experiences!
35: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
36: "To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for
37: the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." - Bill Bryson
38: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by." - Robert Frost
39: "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." - Seneca
40: Another day of adventure begins as we head out on a Waterfall Cave Expedition.
42: It was just us and two guides!
44: "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
46: This tree is commonly called "Give and Take". It is protected by spiky thorns, which emit a powerful toxin that causes the skin to swell and throb if pricked. Beneath the thorns, lining the inner bark of the tree is a layer that when applied to the skin eases the pain.
47: Next we headed to the island Caye Caulker, Belize. First by bus and then by boat...
48: "Go Slow" is the motto on island CAYE CAULKER, Belize | March 1
49: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust
50: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine
52: THE SPLIT
53: "Travel brings power and love back into your life." - Rumi
56: "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." - James Michener
58: SNORKELING TRIP | March 4
59: "Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustave Flaubert
60: The Belize Barrier Reef is the longest in the western hemisphere, measuring 185 miles long.
61: We saw coral, stingrays, nurse sharks, sea turtles, and many different kinds of fish while we snorkeled.
63: Watching the sunset...
64: "I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." - Mary Anne Radmacher