so what do you on a holiday
25 Jul 07
I like to explore places whilst I am on holiday. I tend to fly to a gateway destination and then take a bus or a train round to at least five different places. For example, I flew to Cancun in Mexico and then caught an airport bus to Playa del Carmen, that way I didn't need to go into central Cancun. Then I got a bus as far down as Talum, spending one night there. Early the next morning I took a bus to the border and then it traveled on to Belize City. From there I took a taxi to the ferry port. It was lovely to finally reach Caye Caulker, a tropical island with much charm. I stayed a few days there, snorkeling the reef and taking a boat trip to see the manatees. Next I caught the ferry back to Belize City, before hopping on a bus to the Cayo area. I got a taxi from there a short distance out to Bullet Tree Falls. There I stayed two nights in a magical looking tree house. Wow! I took an amazing day trip to the stunning ATM Caves, complete with a river to swim in, much climbing and old Mayan pottery. From there I got a bus over to Guatemala. I changed buses to get to Tikal National Park. I spent a few days there walking the jungle tracks, seeing Mayan ruins and old temples as well as much wildlife. Sunrise and sunset were so very beautiful indeed. I also went to Flores, a charming island lakeside town. My accommodation had a delightful view of the water. From Flores I caught a bus to Belize City in order to get another one to Orange Walk. There I stayed in a place by the river. I took a boat trip, seeing many crocodiles, to see more stunning Mayan ruins. the highlight was hearing a jaguar.
22 Jul 07
Depending on what I can afford, and what my circumstances are, I send my time at home relaxing on my own, or travelling. This summer I flew to Arizona to spend time with my fiance who is working down here. We are still trying to work out a way to be together in the same country without either one of us changing our citizenships.