Lana's on the Reef
Travel Blogs from Tobacco Caye
My first thought this morning was would my travel insurance cover this? Stacey got a package from IMG Global Green Patriot with Ecorider which covers certain types of extreme sports. I remembered very clearly that my American Express Travel Insurance wouldn't cover self inflicted physical danger. The sound of the jungle waking up around us …
Who knew being marooned on Gilligan's Island could be so pleasant. It's the low season in Belize and there were very few resident tourists on Tobacco Caye. That was fine by me. I was starting to develop a possessiveness over the relative undisturbed calm on the island. The sunset last night was amazing so I got myself up at 4:30 a.m. to catch the …
We passed many cayes (mini-islands) of varying sizes along the way, marvelling at the natural beauty and isolation. Our snorkel stops were awesome! Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world with a large variety of coral and other marine life. It's like a secret underwater garden. A whole new world!
Tobacco Caye was home that second night. An inhabited island with some cabanas, two bars, a restaurant, a curio shop. The coral reef is ...
So stay with me on this one,
Thanksgiving encompassing adventure from western Alaska to Belize
back to Miami. Travel transportation, in order of appearance since
11/20; plane, plane, plane, plane 10hrs, car 18hrs, golfcart,
grandmas car, plane, car, bike, car, plane, bus, car, bus 11hrs,
speed boat, canoe, fins, sailboat, school bus, ferry, bus, bus, bus
15hrs, taxi, plane, city bus, train, metro rail, foot... now you can
curb a few jealousy points on ...
... AD 562 defeat of Tikal (Guatemala) and a subsequent conquest of Naranjo (Guatemala) in AD 631
Caracol was discovered in 1938 by loggers; however, excavations on this massive Mayan archaeological site did not start until 1950 some 12 years after its discovery.
At one point in time Caracol was linked together by some twenty miles of roadways originating from its epicenter. Today Caracol ...