When my mum and I first arrived in Belize, we drove along a bumpy road for about an hour before reaching the river; once there, we caught a boat that took us deep into the jungle, near the Lamanai ruins. Somewhere along that first road our driver stopped and picked us cashew apples, or cashew fruit, which I had never seen or tried or even heard of. I guess I never stopped to think where cashews come from; I certainly didn’t imagine they grew this way, one to a fruit.
Crossing from Costa Rica into Panama (No Man’s Land) “I overheard that you lived in Costa Rica,” I said to the hippie-looking server at my favourite cafe in Canada. “I’ll be there in a few months myself, after studying in Guatemala for a few weeks and then travelling through the rest of Central America.” “Guatemala?” […]
Lamanai and San Pedro, Belize For more real-time shots of my Central and South American adventure, follow me on Instagram (thisbatteredsuitcase).
San Pedro, Belize We’re now in San Pedro, the largest town in the cayes of Belize. It is filled with colourful buildings and friendly locals, but the best part is that you are never more than a stone’s throw from the sparkling turquoise sea. We are tempted daily by sailboat cruises, diving excursions, and half-day […]
Lamanai and Indian Church, Belize We were whisked away from the Belize City airport immediately after landing; after stopping to pick cashew nut fruits, we shuffled onto a large air boat that would take us an hour and a half down the river to Lamanai Outpost Lodge, our home for the next four days. Overlooking […]
Koh Lanta, Thailand I just booked a one-way ticket to Belize.