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November 19, 2016

Hopkins- at the end

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , — mat @ 4:59 pm

Last station in Belize. Arrived afternoon and had a walk around the village. Ok only one dusty road :) But anyway the tipple tree guesthouse is awesome. And finally we found the caribbean feeling :) Here is the view from the porch


And we got up early this morning for the Garifuna settlement celebration. It’s a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garifuna people on the southern shores of Belize. People sing old folk songs and drums are playing . Just the keep the cultural identity alive. It was cool to be with the crowd.

November 7, 2016

Lazy days…

Filed under: travel — Tags: — mat @ 9:59 pm

Today it feels that vacation has started. I got up 6 am (after a terrible evening with karaoke and a bunch of drunken british soldiers…) and took a walk to the Coffee House. They have italian machines and coffee is from El Salvador. Tasty. Not cheap. But anyway. And the breakfast at Terris Nacho’s was quite good and only 3 US $. We attended a chocolate class and have been told how chocolate is made. For dinner we might will have burger ( the place we had the nachos yesterday…)



The rest of the day is ….. poolside:)

Ambergris Caye – first day

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It´s still rain season here. And yes it rains. Not the whole day but a couple of hours. We stay at Pedro´s Inn, nice clean room for 45 US $ per night.  First night we slept for 12 hrs. Remember, travelled for 48 hrs to Belize with 6 hrs of sleep. Had an awesome Belizian breakfast local style at the Banana Beach resort, accompanied by a friendly Canadian lady and her Belizian boyfriend.

A power nap was needed afterwards and we had a walk to cross the island. It´s pre-season but you can still imagine how over crowed it might be during high-season. San Pedro is just 3 roads, front, middle and back. But it´s well known from Madonnas song “La Isla bonita” (you may remember the lyrics “last night I dreamed of San Pedro…..” this is here..) To walk around the island takes you 30 mins if you walk slow. :)

November 6, 2016

Belize – finally

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: , — mat @ 10:47 am

Guys, we made it :) Sitting here in Belize, Ambergris Caye. Flight from IAH was easy, just 2 hrs. Arrived at International Airport and took a taxi to the domestic airport. To fly from domestic saves us 40 US$…. The taxi driver was asking where we are from and was suprised about the answer. Told us that he knows 2 german guys which are brew masters @Belikin beer brewery. And we had our first stop at a small bar and had a local beer. Tasty.

We arrived at the domestic airport soon. During the ride we got an introduction of Belizian life style, music and history. The domestic airport is tiny. But a checkin counter and a terminal. :) We decided to fly Tropic Air. They operate with Cessna Aircrafts (10 seats) Flight is 55 US$ per person. And I need to say it´s definitely worth to pay….

TropicAir

frontrow_cessna island_from_above tropicaircessna

November 4, 2016

Vacation starts

Filed under: privat,travel — Tags: , , — mat @ 9:40 am

So now it’s time to depart. Spent the night at the hotel close to Frankfurt. Breakfast at lounge and now boarded. Looking forward to the adventure…. you better belize it :)

Yeah … front row :)

 

October 20, 2016

Vacation 2016

Filed under: travel — Tags: — mat @ 3:53 pm

Folks,

2 weeks to go. And, you might be surprised, we´ll not travel to the East as all the years before. This time our destination is the wonderful country of Belize. Caribbean feelings! You would better Belize it :) And we´ll spend some days in the southern part of the USA, Texas and Louisiana. Looking really forward…..

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