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Craig and Steph's Adventures in Belize

We explore Mayan culture past and present in the Maya Mountains, enjoy the laid-back charm of Placencia, and kayak down the Monkey River. Text and photos originally posted on our web site www.craigandstephsvacations.com

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Stephanie & Craig Smith
We woke up at around 5:30 am and started packing up all of our stuff. We were careful to separate all of the things we had bought for inclusion in the carry on luggage and to place all of the dirty …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
At around 12:30 am, we awoke to the sound of pouring rain. We were glad that Craig had secured the tent fly before we went to bed, but we soon realized that water was leaking right through the tent …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
The roosters crowed all night (which we were told was because of the presence of several street lights in Blue Creek). At one point during the night I had to use the outhouse, and I realized that the …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
We woke up at 5 am. We ate a nice continental breakfast of muffins, fruit, raisin bran, orange juice, and coffee in the hotel restaurant. It was a nice little dining room with open walls overlooking …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
We woke up at around 6 am, hoping to get to see Ben before he left to head home to Orange Walk. Breakfast was at 8 but we planned to be down there by 7 to say goodbye to Ben. We were in our room …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
We woke up at around 5 am and got ready for the day. We headed down to breakfast for 6. We had juice, scrambled eggs, black beans, and toast. At around 6:40, we left for our hike to Actun Tunichil …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
We woke up at 5 am and met Ben in front of the bar at 6 for birdwatching. He had a nice telescope and binoculars. We saw two species of toucan. One had a black body and a yellow bill and belly and …
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Stephanie & Craig Smith
The drive to the Belizean border from Tikal took about an hour and a half. We clicked with guide Ben and driver Roberto right away, and we had a very nice, talkative ride. We knew immediately that we …

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