Thursday, December 30, 2010

Numero dos

 

Here is the second installment of pics from the trip! Enjoy! In Belize, we went cave tubing and this was definitely our favorite part of the trip. We booked the trip with an independent company and we were so glad we did!

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Our guide was so awesome and told us all about the Mayan and Belizean culture, and then we got to hike through the rainforest to the underground rivers. He told us all about different kinds of plants and animals.

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We came across a termite’s nest and we ate some fresh termites! Weirdly though, they were way small (not cruchy or anything) and they tasted like a squirt of mouthwash! I’m not joking, they were way minty and not gross at all. So try termites if you ever get the chance…

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Most of our pics from cave tubing are on an underwater camera getting developed right now, but it was amazing! The water was so warm and we floated on tubes through some huge underwater caves.

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Another towel animal…what is it?

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We went to the formal night twice and it was fun to get dressed up, but we both definitely prefer the casual look most of the time!

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Our last stop was at Cozumel, Mexico. Since we didn’t get to go to Grand Cayman, we got a lot of extra time in Cozumel. We booked an excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum.

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We had to take a ferry across to Playa Del Carmen (beautiful!), then take a bus to the ruins. It was a bit of a trip, but we’re glad we went! And since we had extra time, we were still able to shop and eat dinner in Cozumel that night.

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The beautiful beaches at Playa Del Carmen! We are planning a trip back there for sure!

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This is at the entrance to the ruins. The Mayan people were extremely short, so all the entrances were way small!

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The views were absolutely amazing! The only place I’ve seen that is comparable to this is Cinque Terre, Italy. It was awesome.

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The water was so perfectly turquoise blue and I couldn’t believe it! The ruins were on a cliff/hill overlooking the ocean.

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It was really warm and super humid and we were there in mid December! I guess it gets up to 120 in the summer and it’s always way way hot so we were lucky that it was in the 80s! But we were still hot and we were able to take a dip in the ocean and we loved it!

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Part 3 to come soon….

3 comments:

Shell said...

I'm still so jealous! Looks like so much fun! I love your formal dress...you look so pretty in it! Love you lots!

Amanda said...

That looks like so much fun! You look great in that grey dress, it is so pretty on you! (I just read the comment above me and realized I made the same comment, but I guess that just means it's true!)

Diane and Colby Dimond said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! You looked so beautiful in your formal dress. Love it!