Off to Belize

For those of you who don’t know I recently got back from 2 weeks in Belize! My friend Amber, is a missionary there. She works at a clinic as a Pharmacist. I decided to save up and use some of my long track out to visit her.

Best. Decision. Ever.

During this week I’m going to be publishing lots of posts about my trip including my pictures and anecdotes of how blonde I am.

On FRIDAY, that’s right this FRIDAY I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY of Belizean items! That’s right my dear blog friends, I thought of you. I specifically bought some things just to give away to you! So I hope you enjoy the posts and don’t forget to come back on Friday and enter to win!

It all started early one Tuesday morning. I had to get up at 3:30am. What a early way to start track out! Usually the first day of track out equals sleeping in extremely late!

This view was extremely worth it though! This was the view of the Mexican coast as I landed in Cancun.

After lugging my two large bags through customs in the airport all by myself (people probably thought I was high maintenance) I walked out to be greeted by the warm Mexican air.

Then I saw Amber!! I ran over to her and her friend Patty and gave her a BIG hug! It was so fun to be reunited with this dear friend whom I hadn’t seen since October!

Then we got on the 6.5 hour bus ride to Chetumal, which is close to Belize. It was a looooonnngg ride. They played American movies dubbed in Spanish AND the driver had his Mexican Punta music playing. I was so sick of all the noise once we got there!

We couldn’t get a bus from Cancun till 3:30pm so we didn’t make it to Chetumal until 10:30. Gary and Anita, Amber’s team leaders met us at the bus station and then we crossed the border into Belize (and went through customs again with all of my stuff) and finally made it to Patchakan at about 11:30. Needless to say I was exhausted so I fell asleep quickly!

The next couple of days were full of me relaxing, unpacking, and doing some cleaning around Amber’s house in the mornings while she was working at the clinic.

Amber got to open a package of cards from friends from church back home. She was very excited!

Amber also got a Kindle from her mom as an early birthday present. I am super jealous!

We took a bike tour around the village. Didn’t take long but it was cool to see all of the houses!

This is Sadie. Sadie is the Chambers dog but really she’ll go to anyone who loves and feeds her. That includes Amber, who is a softy for dogs! I enjoyed loving on her too!

This is Chimole. Chimole is actually a kind of black bean soup. This dog is so cute.

The sun setting in Amber’s backyard. Oh how I wish I could be there right now!

More to come tomorrow! And be sure to come back Friday for the giveaway!

 

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2 responses to “Off to Belize

  1. Richie

    I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to Belize. I have been to Belize four times, and it is my favorite place to be.

    An Arkies Musings

  2. Julie

    That’s awesome Richie! I’ve now been there twice and I absolutely love it! The people are so kind and the lifestyle is so relaxed!

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