Also during our trip they happen: those days of doing nothing. Or maybe just nothing spectacular, because we were busy all the time: with discovering the waves, stones in the sand and funny plants.
The seaside of Belize is quite calm and not that attractive (opposite to cayes – lovely islands on the Belize Barrier Reef, the the second longest in the world). But we of course wanted to see it ourselves, so after taking the almost 80-km-long Hummingbird Highway (how nice is it to drive a real, stable, empty road after all those long weeks in Guatemala!), we ended up in Dangriga, the soul of the Garifuna culture. Next day we visited Hopkins, a tiny fishing village, where you could chill out with the locals, for very long, I supposed (if you don’t have kids and want to smoke this or that).
For longer we stopped in Placencia and around. Placencia used to be also a caye long time ago, but the the sea changed its mind and now Placencia is the only caye “you can drive”, it’s connected with the land and makes a sandy, long peninsula. Quite some local tourists there, amazing food in “Omar’s Creole Grub” (all the crabs, lobsters, shrimps) and perfect ice-cream in a shop nearby. We repaired our car, we made some shopping and stayed for few days on the beach, some kilometres away. Very friendly Spanish family moved there few weeks earlier to start some cooking business. Papa: handsome cook, mama: beautiful singer and waitress, and four boys: 5-year-old Juan, with whom our Hanna was badly in love, and super active triples.
So we were eating, talking, dancing, singing, playing in the sand, sleeping in the tent, talking on skype with family and friends, discovering some snakes between the trees and a funny plant “mimosa”, which closes its leaves when touched. And which has a tiny thorns, which are not easy to take out from the feet. Hurts but luckily there was a plants/animals/jungle expert around, who helped us with the thorn. He also gave us many lessons about insects of Belize. Now we know for example how to deal with so called “beef worm”, a tiny larva of tiny fly, which puts this larva at the “nose” of mosquito and he by sucking your blood is putting the larve under your skin. Brrrr. Hope not to meet any.
Our first book is out!
We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
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