The beautiful Tree Suite
After two and a half months in Playa del Carmen we were ready to move on and see some more of Mexico. We were headed to Valladolid in the Yucatán state. We figured it would be the perfect spot to see Chichen Itzá and other ruins.
It really was the perfect place. Both of us fell in love with Valladolid as I mentioned in my last blog post about Mexico. We were overwhelmed and completely in love with the city.
We only had three nights in Valladolid and were lucky enough to be invited into the lovely Casa Hamaca Guesthouse. We felt so much at home there and were sad to leave after our third night! Let us show you why… (more…)
When our Mexican visas were about to expire we started researching how to travel from Mexico to our next country on the list: Belize!
After doing some research about the night bus to Belize City from Playa del Carmen, I didn’t really want to do it. The bus would cross the border at around 3am and lots of people has experienced the guards there trying to trick them into paying to enter Belize (which you should NOT have to do) just to stuff the money in their pockets.
Also, we would have to go in to the officers at the border alone and I really wasn’t up for the fight with the border control in the middle of the night all by myself. I would totally be ripped off. So we decided to look into sailing from Mexico to Belize. (more…)
Flores was our first taste of Guatemala. After nearly three weeks on Caye Caulker it was a huge difference to enter this small town in Guatemala. Once again, we had to adjust our minds and ears to the Spanish language and our eyes to the old, colorful towns – a huge difference from the Caribbean paradise we left.
We instantly liked Flores. We stayed in the old part of Flores which is located on a small island in Lago Petén Itzá – a beautiful lake.
We were surprised how small the island actually is. Before long we’d walked the entire island and seen almost everything it had to offer. We only stayed for two nights and spent one whole day at the Tikal ruins, but we still feel like we experienced enough of Flores. (more…)
Every time we stay in a place for a longer period of time I begin to look forward to going somewhere else. One of the best things about travelling full time is, that we get to see a lot of new things all the time.
But a part of me love the daily work routines you get when you make a place your home for a longer period. Like when we stayed two months in Playa del Carmen. I knew where to buy the best coffee, eat good and cheap food etc.
That’s why I’m both sad and happy when we travel to a new place. Like yesterday when we took the bus from Belize City to Flores in Guatemala. Both of us loved Caye Caulker and felt sad to leave it behind as Celia mentioned in her latest blog post.
At the same time we wanted to see something new. My love for travel is bigger than my love for daily routines. To better understand this myself I wrote a travel love and hate list. The hate list is really a love list for daily routines. :D
Yesterday it was Jonas’ birthday. We had a calm and lovely day on Caye Caulker. We had fry jacks for breakfast, hung out by the ocean, went for coffee and mini doughnuts, talked a lot about future projects, bought the bus ticket for Guatemala, worked a little, went for a walk around the island, had dinner with our favorite Goats, went for ice cream and just relaxed at our perfect little cabana.
But it was also our last day on Caye Caulker. And is night time came my mood just went downhill. I don’t want to leave. I really don’t want to leave!
Our visa expires today. We’ve bought the bus ticket. There’s really no turning back, but Caye Caulker has been treating us so well that I just don’t want to leave. (more…)