10.10.2012

You Betta Belize it

The first day of our official honeymoon, Brian and I decided to make the trek down into Belize to hang out on the picturesque island of Caye Caulker. It is a four hour bus ride from Playa del Carmen to the border of Mexico/Belize. We upgraded buses and took a primera clase ADO bus for about $40 dollars per person. I'm pretty sure the "upgrade" actually involves more air-conditioning, so that you feel as if you are sitting in a fridge for four hours, in tank tops and shorts no less. 
Once we reached Chetumal (still in Mexico), we booked a high-speed ferry from Chetumal to Ambergis Caye in Belize and then on to Caye Caulker. This costs around $40 or so per person as well, so it definitely isn't cheap to get to the islands, but it is well worth it! 
After a four hour bus ride and another two hours on a ferry, we finally reached Belize! We arrived a few days before Belizian Independence Day and were lucky to snag a one bedroom apartment close to the spit on Caye Caulker.  The hotel, Sea Dreams, is more like an 8 room bed and breakfast. Each morning we were there, a local Belizian woman named Ada cooked us a fabulous breakfast, which we ate on the roof of Sea Dreams while overlooking the water. 
The spiciest Jerk chicken/ food I have ever eaten at Terry's Grill...

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  1. We almost took the ADO bus, but ended up pre-booking a van: belizetransfers.com b/c someone bought it for us on our honeymoon registry. We were VERY happy about it! Smooth transition over the border, AC control (ha) and our driver was so sweet. We drove right past his house in Belize. He honked his horn and his wife and kids came out running to wave, so cute. Anyhow, we got there a few days before Independence Day as well, and celebrated in Placencia, so cool! They had a little parade, which I'll be posting photos of in a few days. Can't wait to see the rest of your pics! Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! xo

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    1. Ah, that is brilliant! What a good thing to put on the honeymoon registry/ I wish I would have thought about that! Can't wait to see your picks from independence day down in placencia! Did you like it down there? Still think it is so cool we were in Belize at the same time for our honeymoons- off season traveling is definitely the best!

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  2. I know a couple of people who have been to Belize... more recently, I've heard good things about it... it is definitely on my radar now!

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    1. Good! Glad to inspire a travel list! It is a good place to put on the radar!

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  3. ok, i have so many thoughts, prepare yourself
    1) i'm absolutely loving catching up on your honeymoon
    2) congrats you little married woman you!
    3) ALSO a big (late) happy birthday to you :)
    4) i'm still super jealous that you *used to* live in coeur d'Alene (did i butcher that?) i know nothing about the city at all, i just truly love the head and the heart song.
    5) how is seattle?!?! and having a boy roommate?!?!
    6) whatever shrimp sticks are, i want them

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    1. Haha I absolutely love that list!

      Thanks for the b.day wishes and congrats! It feels weird to be married (well it's kinda like a birthday, you know you are older/ married but you can't put a finger on the feeling!).

      Anyway, you nailed it and spelled CDA right...it is such a long word for a little town! I have yet to hear that song! Isn't that nuts! And seattle is amazing/ having a boy roommate isn't too bad either :) he does laundry, which I love! but your will be having one shortly yourself! You get married in a month right? or a little less! So exciting!

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  4. Well this just looks like perfection. I am pretty extremely jealous. I want to take my husband to Belize for our anniversary! But I haven't been able to find any dashing deals. Do you know of any? NEW follower (and sooo excited. )

    amanda @ we and serendipity

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    1. So glad to have a new follower! I haven't heard of any deals lately, but look on groupon! There always seems to be a belize trip on there!

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  5. Oooh sounds amazing! Minus the freezing upgraded bus ;)

    And the view is stunning!

    xxx
    Jenna

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    1. It is pretty spectacular! But man was that bus COLD!

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