Central America

Central America

We left Antigua and headed south towards El Salvador, stopping about 50kms/30miles before the border, we knew we could stay at this location along the highway that had 24hr security. We parked and went for dinner at a local restaurant, while there parking lot started filling up which surprised us, as it turns out there

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Central America

Semuc Champey and Antigua

We left El Paraiso and headed towards Semuc Champey, this was going to be a long drive and it was already mid afternoon, we drove till around 6pm and found a Gas Station and Restaurant that had 24hr security that allowed us to stay there in their parking area. We had dinner in the restaurant

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Central America

Rio Dulce

We left Flores and continued south to Rio Dulce, located at the east end of Lago de Izabel as it narrows down to the river which flows out to Amatique Bay near Livingston. We found a nice place to stay at Mar Marina, complete with swimming pool where we hung out for a few days.

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Central America

Guatemala

We left Chetumal around 7am and headed to the Mexico/Belize border where we had no problems getting our visa’s and our vehicle permit etc. to transit Belize. This time we had no intention of stopping in Belize, other than to have some brunch along the road. We stopped in again at Cheers restaurant where we

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Belize

Onto Guatemala or back to Mexico?

As we had only a 30-day visa for Belize, time was ticking  and we wanted to visit Pine Ridge Lodge which is about an hour and half drive south of San Ignacio on a mostly rough gravel road. It was time to move on again. We said see-you-later to Mat, Stacey and family and headed

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Belize

San Ignacio

We left St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park after breakfast and set off for San Ignacio. We arrived mid afternoon and decided to camp at Mana Kai campground where we ran unto Scott & Rachel, we had previously met them at Mariposa in Plascencia. After setting up we wandered into town for some dinner. San

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Belize

Southern Belize

  After spending the night in the parking lot of Cheers Restaurant we set off south to Plascencia. This is a small town located at the tip of a peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. But first we wanted to checkout The Spice Farm, this place grows local and East Indian spices and the restaurant serves

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Belize

Belize City and Beyond

From Crooked Tree we drove to Belize City where we parked behind the Radisson Hotel, at the sea wall to the Caribbean Sea. Just as we were about to take a walk along the sea wall to the downtown area a guy pulls up and asks whereabouts in Alberta we are from? Turns out his

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Belize

Belize

We emptied our black and grey tanks and filled up with water at Yax Ha, filled our diesel tank in Chetumal before leaving and heading to the Belizean/Mexican border where we cleared customs on the Mexican side, handed our tourist visa over and had our passports stamped out. Next we had to get the vehicle

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Belize

Passing the Time Away

While Catherine had a full slate of things to accomplish while back in Canada moving her mother, Stewart went back to Chabihau for most of that time, visiting Stephen while camping in the vacant yard opposite the house, which belonged to the property. Stewart  used this time to have a crown replaced on his tooth

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