Last days at Hillside Health Care Clinic in Southern Belize.
Saying good-bye to a long-time friend who got us through many a tough road and never left us stranded: Big Red.
Today marks one month until we leave Belize. We couldn’t leave without devoting at least a few posts to the community that’s been our home for the past 11 months.
Rounding out our time by the sea with my parents, we head back out to the islands — this time, the tiny little island of Tobacco Caye.
After a relaxing time back in PG, we head for Placencia — Southern Belize’s own beachy gem — for a weekend of sand and surf, and this particular weekend: LOBSTERFEST!
Back in Belize, we take ma and pa on the recently-dubbed “Toledo Adventure Trail” loop, visiting a friend’s organic farm and guesthouse and a Blue Morpho butterfly farm in San Miguel.
I take my ol’ man on an outing to visit a Mayan ruin and some very angry waterfalls, before we all head to Ixcacao chocolate for a traditional Belizean lunch and chocolate tasting.
After introducing my parents to island life in the Caribbean, we ventured inland for a sampling of Belize’s wild side.
Our plans after Belize, finally solidified. Any guesses?
Hiking through the jungle, tubing lazily down the river and overnighting in an old logger’s camp in the world’s first Jaguar Preserve!
We spend Belize Labor Day (May 1) hiking through the jungle to Toledo’s own Tiger Cave to commune, yet again, with the Mayan Underworld of Xibalba.
Marking (if a bit belatedly) the half-way point of our time in Belize.
A memorable weekend on stunning and off-the-beaten-path Lime Caye, lodging, lounging, snorkeling and fishing at the southern tip of the Belize Barrier Reef.
We head out with Hillside students and staff to sample a “lee-bit” of Southern Belize including Q’eqchi basket weaving and tortilla making, Garifuna drumming, Mayan ruins, and a chilly swim into the depths of the Earth.
The sights and sounds of Garifuna Settlement Week in Punta Gorda featuring a sunrise settlement re-enactment and PG’s own Battle of the Drums!
A Tobacco Caye, Belize weekend to remember! We spend a few days off-the-beaten-path on stunning and isolated Tobacco Caye, right on the Belize barrier reef.
Posted by popular demand — a virtual tour of our new place in Forest Home.
A look back at the rustic charms of living in the Eldridge house.