I visited Belize briefly on my way to Guatemala. Because of the advice of a friend I decided to skip the Cayes and head straight to the jungle in the west of the country. One thing I learned during my trip is that Belize was a former British colony that used to be called British Honduras. Stupidly, I assumed that it was a former Spanish colony as the rest of the countries in the region. Traveling is so very important because you learn so much. Though you can find all of this information in a book, it is often better to experience it first hand. The people of Belize were very kind and I am planning to go back to get to know the country a bit better. #catchmeinbelize
what to eat
Rice and Beans
You can never have enough rice and beans, especially when traveling through the Caribbean and Latin America. Well Belize blows everyone else's (yes, including your non-Belizian mother) rice and beans out of the water. Unlike any other country in the region, Belizeans make theirs with coconut milk. DELICIOUS. Be sure to pair it with fish and plantains.
Where to stay
Table Rock Jungle Lodge
This hideaway which is nestled in the jungle just outside of San Ignacio is the perfect getaway for someone looking to unplug and become one with nature. A nearly complete self-sustaining ecolodge, they have their own farm and solar power source. You can find a river behind the lodge where you can use free canoes and tubes to your heart’s content.