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Day 65 - PADI Day 3

BELIZE | Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | Views [205]

We set off for our next two dives to Esmeralda off San Pedro and Anbergis Caye. On the first dive I was so nervous again. That said I did much better and only managed to miss the safety stop on the ascent this time! Went down to around 65ft which ... Read more >

Day 64 - PADI Day 2

BELIZE | Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | Views [206]

A short run, my now standard breakfast of plantains, avacado & eggs & I was all set for my first actual dive. We were on a large boat with two other dive groups & left just after 8am for a 1.5hr journey to Turneffe North. As well as Francesca, ... Read more >

Day 63 - PADI Day 1

BELIZE | Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | Views [182]

Woke up before sunrise and took advantage of the breeze to squeeze in a short run. Grabbed a coffee at this cute little beach shed cafe - cool beans en route to the dive shop & I was set. I waited two hours for my dive instructor to arrive.... Read more >

Day 62 - Caye Caulker

BELIZE | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Views [172]

Left Hopkins before 7am and had pretty smooth bus connections through to Belize City via Dangriga. I was sad to leave my fabulous friends from the night before but had to get to the Caye ready to enrol for my dive course starting Tuesday. Met a lovely ... Read more >

Day 61 - Hopkins

BELIZE | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Views [153]

A lazy morning that comprised of a swim before breakfast & hammock time though to lunch. Estelle & I just hung out by the beach with our dog friend, planning out a treasure hunt for her boyfriend in Mexico she was heading back to surprise.... Read more >

Day 60 - Hopkins

BELIZE | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Views [132]

I set out early to check out the beach & the town. It was already so hot and sticky. Basically Hopkins is a couple of stretches of sand road that lead north & south with shack style houses, tiendas & guesthouse dotted throughout. The ... Read more >

Day 59 - Hopkins

BELIZE | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Views [137]

Epic day of transit. Left Guatemala at 5am in a shuttle headed across the border to Belize city. Ideally I would have been able to get out in Belmopan rather than Belize city but I knew I would have no such luck :( That said, after a smooth border ... Read more >

Photos: Belize

BELIZE | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Photo Gallery

The Carribean Coast & Cayes
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Day 58 - Flores

GUATEMALA | Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Views [233]

I didn't manage to get a shuttle to Belize sorted in time so it's another day in Flores. Lindy is hoping to stay & line up a trek to El Mirador. It would be great to go but I have to get to the dive course so I'm on track to meet Dad in Honduras ... Read more >

Day 57- Tikal

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Views [197]

Managed a morning run around the tiny town of Flores. Entire place done in 12 minutes or so. A couple of laps in 90% humidity was well & truly enough! After brunch & some trip admin we headed to Tikal for the afternoon & a sunset tour.... Read more >

Day 56 - Flores

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [260]

Tried to go for a run around Lanquin but only managed around half an hour before was being outnumbered by trucks, bikes & pedestrians. A small & sweaty early effort nonetheless. Our journey to Flores today was nothing short of horrible. The ... Read more >

Day 55 - Semuc Champey

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [202]

We set off to Semuc Champey & the Kam'ba Caves at around 8.30am. Arriving at around 9.30am we started out in the cave, walking, swimming & climbing almost 1km into the dark. We had candles to guide us through and it was a pretty amazing experience.... Read more >

Day 54 - Lanquin

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [237]

Nice Sunday breakfast at the rainbow cafe in Antigua followed by a trip to the markets to find water shoes to cave in. Collected our washing & went to an amazing little cafe for lunch before getting on the bus to Lanquin. After around 10hrs ... Read more >

Day 53 - Volcan Acatenango

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [341]

A brisk 4.30am wake up & walk to the summit of Volcan Acatenango marked the fourth volcano we've conquered in Central America. Sunrise at the top was amazing. Accompanied by our mountain guide dog, actual guides - Oseas & Mario as a a Canadian ... Read more >

Day 52 - Volcan Fuego

GUATEMALA | Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | Views [260]

Sunrise over the volcanoes at 5.50am was spectacular. With breakfast by the campfire at 6.30am we left around 7.30 with Nere & Osso to climb to the shoulder of Volcan Fuego. We were meant to take around 2-3hrs to get there but we were at the top ... Read more >

Day 51 - The Double Header Volcano Trek

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | Views [268]

Today we set out from Antigua to La Solidad (2,300m) for a 6hr climb to base camp for Volcan Fuego & Volcan Acatenango (around 3,975m). We were led by our guide Oseas & assistant Nere & inherited a little dog called Osso for the journey.... Read more >

Day 50 - Antigua

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | Views [287]

We ventured out early to find a cute little cafe (Rainbow cafe) we had seen last night to grab some breakfast & map out the day. After the Central American standard 'desayuno'- eggs, beans & tortillas we then had to find a new hostel as ours ... Read more >

Day 49 - Antigua

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | Views [250]

We spent almost the entire day in transit from Lake Antitlan to Antigua. We were crammed into a tiny private shuttle with a heap of other travellers including at least 7 friendly & funny Irish backpackers. The journey got a little hairy at ... Read more >

Day 48 - Volcan San Pedro

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | Views [214]

We were off at 5am to start the climb up Volcan San Pedro and were joined by a lovely young English couple - Ruth & Dustin. We walked up, and up, and up and eventually reached the summit at 3,020m with a birds eye view of Lake Antitlan & the ... Read more >

Day 47 - San Pedro La Laguna

GUATEMALA | Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | Views [194]

After a morning run we cooked up a bunch of leftover veggies for breakfast & set out to kayak for a couple of hours. It wasn't ideal kayaking weather & we had a but of chop & strong headwinds but we paddled about for almost 2 hours checking ... Read more >

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