Last Wednesday, my friend and I made it out of the New York snow (a miracle), faced major delays in Houston, but somehow still made our puddle jumper flight over to Ambergris Caye, a small beachy island in Belize, only 25 miles long.
Having just five days on the island, we jumped water immediately to snorkel and dive the beautiful natural reefs. A highlight was renting a small motor boat from Fido's (pronounced Fee-Doughs) and battling the huge waves over to a great secluded reef. I nearly capsized our boat twice crashing through the waves.
I made a friend...
There is a tradition at Palapa bar to sign your name somewhere in the bar. This includes and is not limited to chairs, stools, rafters, signs, etc. The higher the better...
While there were some many great moments on the island, a few of the other highlights for me included stopping by Estel's for breakfast on the beach, Ms. Evi's for some delicious fried chicken, grabbing papusas at Waraguma's, a hole-in-the-wall that serves them for $1.25 after 5pm and sitting on the dock drinking a cold Belize brewed Lighthouse Lager after a day on the water. (Can you tell my vacations are centered around eating?)
In all, Belize was unbelizable (excuse the pun) and I can't wait to go back.
What did you do for New Year's?