San Ignacio and Anna
San Ignacio is in the Cayo District of Belize. It is a GREAT inland city and quite near the Guatemalan border. There are hills, green areas, and great people. I love visiting this city and we met up with Andy's friend Anna. Here are some pictures from our visit:
The prison let us use their car to travel around the country. They told us it would be a Cadillac. It was, probably from the 1970's, but it got us around and we looked like pimps. These pictures honor the "Black Knight."
I wasn't a fan of Cancun. After spending nights in the prison, Mark's house, and a couple of floors a big hotel seemed a bit too much. It is more like America with Corona beer. We stayed at a nice Marriott, and got to take a dip in the pool and hottub. Here are the pictures.
Food and Drink
As always the food and drink in Belize is great. There is nothing better than Cuban Rum, Belikin, or Cowfoot soup (made with real cowfoot). Here are some pictures of good, drink, and the foot of a cow.
When we were in Hopkins fishing was on our minds. We barely found a guide and ended up with several fish. This was my first fishing trip in sometime. We had a great time and I got a fantastic sunburn.
Playa del Carmen
It is warm, has great beaches and is MUCH more laid back that Cancun. Playa del Carmen was great. I met some great Canadians trying to escape the cold like us. I was in the water so long, my fingers are still not 'un-pruned.'
It is the capital of Belize. The first Prime Minister of the country was George Price (he just celebrated 88 years). We hung out with a member of his extended family who also works at the prison where Andy used to work. Belmopan is basic, with a few Embassys and other government agencies. It is a decent town, but not too much going on.
The most important part of a trip is who you share it with. I had three great people to spend my time with. Andy, Mark, and Millie were not only superb travel companions, but also great hosts. Here are some random pictures of all of us! Thanks boyz and gurl!