Central America | Guatemala – Palenque, Tikal, Rio Dulce, and Belize
I am having a difficult moment here,
I’ve been home more than a week, computer time is getting harder to find, I’m off on a new adventure tomorrow and I haven’t even half finished journaling this awesome three weeks South of the border.
I’m thinking that what will follow is a capsulized version, and any of you interested in more details please contact me and I will do my best to fill in the missing pieces your interested in.
I am attaching a National Geographic artists conception of what Palenque looked like, Tikal is also indescribable—–my suggestion———go there-experience it! You will be at a loss for words too!
From Flores I left Ricardo for a 24 hour side trip to Rio Dulce where Cindy had a magical, delightful, simply delicious rendezvous set up for me. She was staying in a ‘tree house’ on an island. She had dinner ready for me me and there happened to be live music that night. This place is an Eco resort run by an ex-patriot who also loves sailing. ( It’s also a destination for sailer’s in a beautiful sheltered site.) We kayaked out to a point in the morning and checked out a ???battlement??? I’m not sure what to call it but it was very old—it commanded a view of all boats entering this harbor, and there were still cannons sticking out of the walls.
Then we took a chicken bus to a place called Agua Caliente-(Hot Water) It was a beautiful hot spring, but not just a hot spring it was a hot waterfall !! Connected with about a dozen native kids who made my day by playing music with me.
Still on the fast track here——–We returned to Flores had dinner with Ricardo and were off to Belize at 6:oo am the next morning——–that night we slept in a cabana on Kay Caulker Island (about a one hour water taxi ride from Belize City)
I’m going to stop here, because in a week or two Ricardo will have downloaded the pictures for the rest of the trip and I can include them in the last chapter, so hold on to your seats, cause your going to be taking a snorkeling/bird watching/eel hugging/island history/seahorse viewing boat ride with probably one of the most alive and passionate people on the Island. Raz Creek, a rasta dude who lives life to the max. (To give you an idea, he took us out, we had a great time, wonderful food, on a day when almost all of the other ‘tour’ boats thought it was too windy to go out)
That’s all for now-stay tuned-please be patient—love Kendito