One of the projects I have been quietly working on is lining up some more guest posters. Today I would like to introduce you to Christine Lane – she is currently living and working in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; but calls Dallas home. While here in Belize Christine stayed at Caye Casa and says they were wonderful people and the place was perfect.
In 2004 I visited Costa Rica; it was a coin toss between Belize and Costa Rica; I lost. I had wanted to go to Belize for the longest from hearing friends talk about their trips to the tropical paradise… so after six years of various life events keeping me from going, I went to Amazon.com, selected the Lonely Planet – Belize and waited impatiently for it to arrive so I could begin planning my first truly solo vacation! After flipping through the pages and looking at the amazing pictures, I decided on San Pedro. It’s the most popular tourist destination in Belize and for good reason. The place is simply AMAZING! It’s beautiful, the water is perfect, the people are incredibly nice everywhere you go, and there are no language issues to work around if you’re an English speaker, and the list goes on….
Although I was supposed to certify as an Open Water Diver during this trip, I was unable to thanks to a nasty little head cold that blew that plan totally out of the water however since there are so many things to do for the active traveler, I was still able to keep busy by para-sailing, snorkeling and taking a trip to the main land for a day. With completely affordable rates on Tropic Air, it was nothing for me to fly from San Pedro to Dangriga for a day to meet with a realtor and scope out some a few properties.
Belize is so beautiful and the slow pace, small town, family oriented way of life is completely appealing to me. If you leave the beach and walk throughout the little island you can meet the nicest people and have an amazing dinner for 2 for less than $10.00! I couldn’t believe it. Belize is definitely someplace I am planning to visit again and seriously considering as a location to retire early.