Belize to Guatemala (2018)

Part 1: Placencia to San Ignacio We were sad to leave Placencia after such a great scuba adventure but we also had plans to check out San Ignacio for a few days before the trip back to Belize City, and the flight to Flores in Guatemala.  Getting from Placencia to San Ignacio was a fairly tortured affair, starting with a 6:15am bus to Dangriga lasting 1 hour 45 mins and then a further 1 hour 25 mins from there to Belmopan (total cost $16 BZD each = about £6 GBP). …


Scuba Diving at the Gladden Spit and Silk Caye (Belize 2018)

Part 1: Placencia Life in Placencia was much more fun compared to life in Hopkins, especially once we’d found a clean area of beach to enjoy.  We’d moved from the Manatee Inn to Lydia’s Guest House after a couple of days since Lydia’s is a little cheaper and has its own kitchen, meaning we could cut food costs and cook our own meals. We had read that Placencia is far more touristy than Hopkins and thus not to some people’s taste.  We’re not massive fans of overly touristy places with…


Hopkins to Placencia (Belize 2018)

Part 1: A few photos of Hopkins Where do you wanna go? Beach dogs About as extreme as cycling gets in laid back Hopkins   A friendly local called Will came and chatted to us one evening, he was drinking Guinness brewed in Belize …and he worked in ‘pharmaceuticals’… Part 2: River Tubing through the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary The first couple of days in Hopkins had been a bit of a letdown as I mentioned in the last blog, mainly because the whole beach was choked by seaweed and…


Caye Caulker to Hopkins (Belize 2018)

Part 1: Leaving Caye Caulker We were ready to move on after a week in Caye Caulker.  Don’t get me wrong, the ‘go slow’ vibe, the palm trees, sunshine and tropical waters were all just what we had wanted, it’s just that for an island made entirely of sand…there’s precious little beach to enjoy.  Most of the island has piers running from the mainland over the underwater seagrass and out into slightly deeper water, unfortunately most of these piers are accessible only to guests of the affiliated hotel next to…


2018 – Back on the Road Again: You Better Belize It!

Part 1: It’s been a while… It’s been a couple of months since the last blog post in November 2017 so apologies for the delay.  I left Mexico in early December and skipped back to the UK to see family and friends over Christmas and New Year; it was great to get back home for a while but surprisingly hectic trying to fit in time to see everyone.  Swapping shorts and flip-flops for hoodies and jackets was fun for a few weeks, but once the January blues kicked in following…