2012: From Guanaja to A State Fair to Medellin…Good Times, Part One

This year has been pretty cool.  Taking a year to travel…to blab, to turn 39 (the joke age) and to look at Belize in a totally different way has been…well…awesome.  I am no writer, definitely no photographer but I would recommend writing a blog to everyone.  Looking for the beautiful, the interesting, the weird or funny in your world does actually make it better.  Who knew?Here are some of the awesome things that I saw and did in 2012.February:  This month is all about carnaval in San Pedro.  Painting and getting painted.   Which I did.  Reluctantly…

February:  I went to Belize City to see the Jade Head of Altun Ha.  It only comes out of the vaults every few years and it was well worth the trip.

March:  I met Prince Harry.  Okay…MET is a strong word.  But I stood right next to him and saw his sweaty armpits and his sweaty face.  I watched him do a shot of rum.  Good enough?

March:  I went to Lake Bacalar and camped on some of the prettiest beaches in the world.  Did you know that Bacalar is just across the border from Belize?   Freshwater that looks like this?  TOTALLY worth a visit.

April:   The Belize Agriculture Show in Belmopan.  GOOD TIMES.  Don’t listen when people tell you that it’s too hot or dusty.  It’s both those things…and also crazy fun.

May:  I flew on Tropic Air to San Pedro Sula…here’s a picture I took during the flight.

We travelled on the Honduran Coast and then to Roatan and Guanaja.   Guanaja should be on everyone’s list.  Gorgeous.

June is Lobsterfest in Belize…and I went to two.  San Pedro.  Where I got to judge the dishes and cocktails. I’ve rarely been that pleasantly full in my life.

And then Caye Caulker…which was so much fun.

Okay…that’s half the year….more tomorrow.

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