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LIFE ON CAYE CAULKER

LAND OF THE FREE. WHERE LIFE MOVES SLOW AND ANYTHING GOES

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Hey Man. We have arrived at the very cool, very laid back island of Caye Caulker (pronounced Kay Cocker) and it is beautiful. The island is known for its Rastafarian culture with lots of hip hop and reggae music. Has a Jamaican feel. I think it is the accents. We have 3 nights here.

Our day started early with a 7 am departure from the hotel dragging our bag to the highway to catch the local bus to Belize City. When it first pulled up we all chuckled but despite the lack of air conditioning it was a really pleasant, interesting and quick 2.5 hour journey.

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From Belize City we took an hour ride on a very crowded boat but arrived safely.

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First sign we saw

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Making our way to the hotel

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There wasn’t much on the agenda for today except to arrange our snorkelling tour for tomorrow and poke around the island. We did have a wonderful lunch. It is lobster season and here that means the spinney ones. I had a lobster ceviche that was out of this world. Ceviche is very popular here made with the freshest of ingredients. Rum punch seems to flow freely here as well. We have not found food cheap but my big bowl of ceviche, a water and a rum punch was $15. Not bad considering there was a ton of lobster in there.

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We did wander down to the split which is the place where what was once a larger island split into two after a hurricane. This is where everyone swims, drinks and hangs out. It is like spring break and everyone is very young so I think I will just perch myself by the hotel beach in my down time.

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Chocolate or eggs?

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Some snaps from the day including some Interesting locals.

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Posted by curlygirl 17:53 Archived in Belize

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