Saturday, January 23, 2010

Belize holiday 2010

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We just came back from Belize and I wanted to share our experience.
Louie and I are lucky enough to have a good friend Scott who has a beautiful new place in the Stann Creek District in Belize.He invited us to go and stay for a few weeks.
Unfortunately it took us 3 days to get there, because of airline delays and mechanical problems with some of the airplanes.We missed celebrating new year's eve with Scott and Karen and Scott's brother and some other friends. They were good enough to save some of the lobster dinner for us .

The Plantation in Stann Creek near Placencia is a diamond in the rough. There are lots of properties for sale along the ocean and lagoon.In the next few months the road is going to be paved and there is going to be a new international airport , so this changes would realy help .In a couple short years it would be a beautiful resort.

One of the highlights of our trip was going to Guatemala to see the Mayan ruins in Tikal.
Tikal is one of the largest and most impressive Maya pyramid sites in Central America. It's located in rural Northeast Guatemala.
With huge temples reaching above the jungle canopy, bespeaking of a civilization intricately organized and advanced in artistic expression. The most famous and most extensive of all archaeological sites in Central America, Tikal is located in the remote Petén region of Guatemala..
The steamy hot jungles of the eastern Guatemala lowlands hide evidence of a vast Mayan civilization that prospered around 700 AD. Archaeologists exploring the region excavated forest-clad mounds that led to the discovery of a complex network of ancient cities.

Soaking up the sun


Money change at the border between Belize and Guatemala


On the road to Tikal, the Mayan ruins


I managed to climb all those steps to the top .The view from the top is breathtaking


Giant tree


Cloudy


A lovely bunch of coconuts


Dancing with my husband


Playing domino's


Family life in Placencia


Placencia


Hanging around before dinner


Local women stoped by one day to show and sell some of their crafts and jewelery.


A beautiful sunrise

5 comments:

ArtSnark said...

looks like a grand time. Look forward to seeing how this all gets incorporated into your art eventually

Jean Levert Hood said...

What an interesting post, Jordanka!! That huge tree is amazing!

Phoebe Brown said...

what a wonderful trip! The scenery was breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

Jordanka Yaretz said...

Thanks for stoping by ladies. We had a great time .

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

What a beautiful place !!! SO TROPICAL! Hope it doesn't get too commercialized. Looks like you had a wonderful time, despite it having to take 3 DAYS to get there!!! AAAUUGGGHHH !!! The pictures were so fun, your hubby looks like a great guy! Thanks for sharing. ALOHA!!