|Caye Caulker, Belize.|
Here are two more entries from my Herald On Sunday series in Central America from 2009. Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America and feels very much Caribbean in terms of culture. That said, there are also some incredible Mayan ruins, caves regarded by National Geographic as amongst the most historically significant in the region (Mayan again) and some fantastic snorkeling and diving from the small islands on the coast.
The first link is to tale of being allergic to fish at a beach-side restaurant on the small island of Caye Caulker. This was ultimately an ill-conceived plan because I am not actually allergic to fish. And the second link is of a more serious nature and takes you inside a cave near the Guatemalan border that was only rediscovered about 20 years ago. We saw fully intact sacrificial human remains and the theories behind what had gone on were pretty chilling. Here are the links plus some of my photos:
|Nothing like sit-down karaoke in an open-air bar while impressing the locals with your Bee Gees and Lionel Richie interpretations.|