Belize - The Potato Chick

Caye Caulker, Belize

In a sentence...a beautiful Caribbean island.

Food we loved...the breakfast sandwich at Cafe Paradiso. A crusty roll stuffed full with omelette, roasted capsicum and onion, smoked ham and cheese. Big enough to feed the two of us.

Our time on Caye Caulker was a nice continuation of our Christmas holiday. Not that it was easy to get there. A 3 hour bus in arctic conditions (seriously, I wore my ski jacket), a short taxi ride, 4 hours on the “local” bus pictured below (no need for a ski jacket here), another short taxi ride, a 45 minute boat ride – and we were there.


Luckily we stepped off the boat and straight into an island paradise. After the first sip of margarita the many hours of travel to get there just melted away. Belize was a part of the British empire until 1981 and English is still the official language which made communication very easy. The town is also full of laidback rastas offering whatever illicit substance takes your fancy. Nick was limping due to a fall he had in Mexico and one enterprising rasta suggested that he should sell us some marijuana – for medicinal purposes of course.

On Caye Caulker we really took doing nothing to a new level. We spent our two days there wandering the (very small) town, drinking a beer or two and swimming down at the Split and eating delicious food for every meal.

All too soon it was time to leave Caye Caulker (and Belize) and return to reality. It was a lovely distraction for a few days.

Next stop...Flores, Guatemala.

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Posted 21 January 2015