Wow. Just reminiscing about the hundreds and thousands of acts I have seen in my lifetime it was truly hard to narrow it down and remember. “EAT SLEEP RAVE REPEAT” – Fat Boy Slim!
From a very young age, I was addicted to live music. My first taste of music in a live setting was when I was around 9 years old. After my mum and dad got divorced my mother, god rest her soul, became very into country music such as Shawn Mullins, Sarah McLaughlin and Shawn Colvin but the artist I remember the most was Jewel. Mum took me to see her live in Sydney and this was my first true (which I can remember) taste of live music. I still remember looking down on her from the balcony where we were seated and having tears run down both my and my mums face. Say what you want about Jewel but her album “piece of you” released in 1995 has some very powerful songs on it. Her live music blew me away and from that day on I was hooked to all forms of live entertainment.
Living all over the world has taught me a few things when it comes to music. Number one lesson has been to stop listening to the radio. Most mainstream radio stations play to the majority of people who love top 40 songs. With modern day technology, we have so many different ways of discovering new music, whether that be live streaming from the web from such stations as idealclubworld.com to hear some amazing techno beats or bandsintown which is as simple as putting in your local city or town and having the list of every live act performing in that city in the upcoming weeks. Through the internet I have discovered so many different varieties of musical acts, which have wowed me in more ways that one. I have so many I could talk about but I have narrowed it down to 5 amazing music acts that I have attended around the globe.
Number one: This band has to be my favourite of all time hands down. From true indie rock numbers to dance tracks, Bloc Party has been a favourite across the globe to so many different types of people from all walks of life. Formed in London, England in 1999 by front man and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke and lead guitarist Russell Lissack, with Gordon Moakes on bass and synth and Matt Tong on drums, Bloc party released their first album Silent Alarm (in my books one the best indie albums of all time) that went platinum in Britain. Bloc party has now got four albums under the belt (Silent Alarm – 2005, A weekend in the city – 2006, Intimacy – 2008 and Four – 2012) each being as unique as the previous. I first saw bloc party live on my birthday back in august of 2008 at the Hordern Pavillion, which absolutely blew my mind. I have since seen them 3 more times, once more in Australia than once in London and once in Toronto and each time has been more special.
Number two: M83 has only just recently, in the past two years, become mainstream but this French band has been around since 2001 and was formed by front man and music genius Anthony Gonzalez. Their unique sound of electronic/dream-pop/new wave music has truly earned their way into my heart. With six albums under their belt, M83 shoot to international recognition after their most recent album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming which included the hit Midnight City. With plenty of albums and remixes by m83, each album is unique and brings something new to the band. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys in Toronto in 2012 at the Sound Academy on the waterfront and they absolutely blew my mind. So passionate with each band member rocked out on the instruments just like they were playing in their garage, so passionate, I could feel it inside of me. Truly brilliant musicians.
Number three: The Sounds from Sweden are a truly amazing indie-rock band who deserve a lot more credit from the world than they get. Most popular in Europe, The Sounds, fronted by the extreme sexy and talented Maja Ivarsson, The Sounds was formed by high school friends back in 1998 in Helsingborg, Sweden and have since toured the globe, headlining festivals, selling out shows and making some truly great tunes that you just cant sit and listen to. With four albums released, these guys truly rock out and wow the crowd with the love they have for each other. I saw they twice in London, once at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and once in Islington and both times were incredible! My husband and I truly love these crazy sweds and continually check their website for upcoming gigs. Will definitely be seeing these guys again.
Number four: From rock bands to raves, my most memorable electronic/techno duo that has held my heart for years is Simian Mobile Disco. These guys are truly incredible! Formed in 2005 by James Ford and Jas Shaw from the band Simian, with Ford being a well known producer for such talents as Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys and Peaches, they have albums ranging from electro pop to full on techno which is why I love them. Generally djing in festivals all over the world, on a number of different instruments, this duo has four albums, all different from the last. From the sounds of Hustler from the first albums Attack Decay Sustain Release to Put Your Hands Together from their latest album Unpatterns, their music is so versatile and their shows prove that. I have seen them 4 times now but the best show by far was at Alexandra Palace in London. Playing at 4am, I was already tired but man their tunes pump me up in a way I never thought possible (not to mention just before their set, the jaga-bombs made an appearance). If you haven’t seen these two I highly recommend it!
Number five: Boys Noize is truly a German god! From Hamburg, the producer/DJ has become a household name in the land of tech-heads. He instantly became a major hit all over the world, not just in Europe. Australians love him, Americans love him, the whole world loves him and there is no need for explanations. He tunes are all incredible! I was fortunate enough to get 2 tickets to a secret show in Shoreditch, London in 2011, which had probably only 400 people in attendance. I literally danced a metre away from him. Private gig with Boys Noize, I became the envy of all my friends. With 5 LP’s, 23 EP’s, and over 10 collaborations including a new project between himself and Skrillex named Dog Blood which is more towards the dirty house genre, Boys Noize has killed it on stages all over the world, with sell out shows and capacity crowds, if you haven’t seen him, slap yourself in the face immediately and get going!
Wow. Just reminiscing about the hundreds and thousands of acts I have seen in my lifetime it was truly hard to narrow it down and remember. “EAT SLEEP RAVE REPEAT” – Fat Boy Slim!
What a weekend! Two of our dear friends from back in Canada, Allan and Emily, have arrived for a 10 day stint in the Belizian sunshine, there hasnt been any rain or storms in the past week for the first time in a while. Life is pretty damn good!
We started off the weekend by taking Allan and Emily out with some of our crossfit buddies to the interior side of the island on the saturday. No waves, no other people in sight. Just us floating around with some beers while the sun rolling through the sky! By the end of the day my arm was sore from throwing a football around all day. We ended up staying there for a good 5 hours, laying on the dock eating crackers and have good conversations :)
After having a lazy saturday we needed some excitement! We booked a day of fishing and snorkelling with Imagine Tours with Captain Carl Sawazo.. UTTER LEGEND! On todays adventure, Survival trip. We eat what we catch with myself and Dayne, Emily and Allan and our two new awesome aussie mates James and Kate! The day started with a boat ride to the break and a spot of fishing. Girls vs Boys. Girls were smashing it. I pulled in a good 4 fish within 10 mins! Unfortunately we hit a bit of a bump in the road when Dayne and Emily came down with some awful sea sickness. Em even puked overboard! It actually proved good as once she felt better, she pulled in 3 fish in one minute securing our win! Dayne however still felt shitty! :( While we were fishing, Captain Carl hit the reef and went spear fishing! This man has some mad skills. Came up with 3 or 4 lobsters! We are going to eat well today!!
After a while of fishing in the choppy water, we headed to a canal near Caye Caulker. We drop anchor and climb overboard. Swimming along the coral was fantastic! Vibrant coloured fish and coral for miles. Our guide stopped and would show us all different types of fish, starfish as well us poisonous coral. Carl stopped here as it is the main hang out of the Manatees! At first there were none to be seen so we continued exploring!
After circling the reef, i looked into the deep and there they were. Two of the most adorable manatees (sea cows) swimming side by side. I have never screamed so loud at all the others in the water. We swam down to where they were and they were just so peaceful. The two swam around each other like love struck teenagers. As we were floating around them, they both came up for air literally about a metre away from allan and em and back down they went. They seemed cool with us as they weren't moving much but all of a sudden we have a boat filled with idiots jump in right on top of them with the captain leaving his engine on like a rookie and they disappeared into the dark waters. At least we got to have a good few minutes with them :D
By then we were starving! So off we went to Caye Caulker for a beach BBQ at the split; my favourite place on the island. Seeing as we all caught a good 10 fish it was going to take a while. Carl cut them up and cooked them in a tiny bbq that looked like it was made by Macgyver! With coconut rice and beers we were in pure heaven!
After stuffing our faces we took a little walk around the island stopping for some amazing coconut ice cream from Island Ice Creamery which was delish! We walked uptown looking at local art and jewelry when suddenly we were stopped by an adorable litter of puppies. Dayne and I nearly stole one but the mother was close by so we didnt want to leave the island with bites on our legs! But still, very tempting! After we walked around for a bit we headed back to the boat for some more adventure!
Before leaving the island, we went to the inland side of the island. Carl wanted to show us the Tarpon Fish. These fish are actually protected in Belize and are considered a game fish. You are allowed to catch them but it is catch and release. So we just feed them our scraps and these this were hungry. Jumping through the water like mini sharks there were loads of them fighting for our food! Although the are protected, all i kept thinking was that thing would feed me for a good week!!!!
On our way back home, we stopped off on the part of the ocean called Coral Garden where we fished and grin even went spare fishing and caught a yellow tip tuna! Such a hunter! He also nearly broke the 100m freestyle record when he came across a nurse shark staring at him. Michael Phelps has some serious competition!
By the time 6.30pm rolled around, sunset was upon of and it was time to head for home. The sunset was beautiful but the yarns were rolling in. My pillow was calling. What a perfect day!
San Pedro has such a variety of different food on offer all over town. Whether you want traditional Belizian style food or want to have a cheeky burger, you can basically find it anywhere. About from Robins Kitchen which I have been raving about since we got here, Dayne and I have developed love for a number of restaurants.
Our number one comfort food is a tough one two name. So we split it in two. For the best burgers in town you can not beat DJ's Seaside which is also where we go to cross fit. Clearly the owners Drew and Maggie love a good cheat day cause their burgers are delicious. For those who know my burger habits, you will know that I'm a chicken burger girl through and through. These guys bread their chicken to perfection and bake their own bread! Not only do they have the best burgers in town, they also do a Paleo style (a diet style that forbids bread and potatoes) for those who want to maintain their diets but still enjoy an amazingly juicey beef patty which includes a side salad as opposed to fries and no bread (pictures above). Along with amazing burgers comes amazing cocktails. One of the waitresses is known on the island for her amazing Pina Colada's which i must admit are pretty damn good!!!
Another comfort food favourite would have to be AJ's or Average Joes. Known for the best wings on the island. With over 30 favourites, these wings are meaty and delicious with some even packing a punch in the HOT department; just ask Grin who has almost in tear by their BADASS basket!
Next is one for the meat eaters! WET WILLYS! Friday night steak night! The best steak on the island. Brought in from the states, the steak is amazingly juicey and if your up for it, the surf and turf complete with a lobster tail is to die for. I think it costs are $25 US for the surf and turf but hot damn is it worth it!!! The owners are cousins from America who have a keen eye for perfection and boy do they know how to cook a blue steak! YUM! with local bands and cold beer its best to get there early as they have had a tendency to sell out! We are generally there by 6pm and have never left the place hungry!
Another place which has delicious ceviche and curries is Carolines Kitchen. Right across from the airstrip, this little restaurant is affordable, adorable and just a lovely place to eat! Last time we went, i got the shrimp ceviche and it was big enough for 2. I wanted to swim in it it was that delicious!
With the curries, dont under estimate the punch the spices have. It took dayne by surprise but still it was delicious!
We have been here for a while and still havent even come close to trying half of the restaurants this beautiful island has to offer! but i have certainly got some amazing ideas to cook at home such as shell-less tacos made with lettuce leafs as well as marinated fish with rice and beans. Dayne is one happy husband!!!!
When people warned me about coming down to the caribbean in june, i assumed that the weather would be rainy in the morning and clear up by noon. Boy how i was wrong.
For the past month we have had weeks of rain! And i mean rain!!!!!!! Pool over flowing, lake beside our house filled to the bream (lets hope sir snapsalot doesnt get out!) restaurants leaking through the thatched ceilings and roads converted to what looks like a teenager going through puberty - BUMPY! Nevertheless, we are still keen to explore and discover!
Last weekend, Dayne and I were getting a little down in the dumps in regards to our weight and energy. Before our wedding we were both working out multiple times a week with a trainer; I was doing bootycamp with my trainer Jacquie and an amazing group of women in Newmarket which certainly helped my booty and Dayne was training with a personal trainer 4 days a week so as you can imagine, not working out for 2 months really took a toll.
On Saturday night we went out with our new friends from Colorado, Kurt and Karoline. Kurt and Dayne we now best mates and Karoline and myself, along with her long time friend Sabina were drinking away, dancing and laughing away to the band playing and the ridculous conversations people have when they're liquored up. I started explaining my need to exercise to Karoline. Karoline is so up-to-date with all things Ambergris Caye by visiting the scoop blog and let me know of a new crossfit gym that had just opened in town so dayne and I decided first thing monday morning we were getting back into it! The night carried on, i even did Karaote which proves how drunk i really was.
As the night progressed it seemed to get more rowdy. Our version of tainted love was hauntingly beautiful (drop the beautiful and ly of hauntingly - well, i was awful) but my mic wasnt working so i let Sabina rock it out mostly!
The men on the other hand found their new favourite game. Coin toss. These men are certainly competitive! The game basically involves throwing a coin into a bucked on the opposite end of the bar. not so easy but the boys were pretty good! I think dayne won, well thats what he told me! I think the results were get a dollar in, get two back. Anything you missed goes towards the tips for the evening. I think they man behind the bar got a good $20 off these lads. The night ended and we stubbles back home and woke up with some banging headaches!
After a lazy sunday of laying around the house and getting pizza delivered we emailed the new crossfit gym and got some details. 9am was the time we were scheduled for. After we started youtube-ing some cross fit vids we said to each other "what the f*** are we getting ourselves in for?!".
The weather was awful as per usual. But we were determined to get our sweat on. And what a way to do it! Getting taught correct techniques for lifting, getting a real sweat on and not really moving. Full body work out. If anyone hasnt done cross fit i highly recommend it. Im only in my 4th day and im absolutely loving it. Great bunch of people, an amazing trainer and a great atmosphere to get into shape. I believe this is going to be my new passion. My goal - have a six pack and get rid of these tuckshop lady arms of mine! If any one in San Pedro is looking for an awesome club to join definitely get onboard!
At the gym we met this awesome couple from Texas who retired here. We got to talk and the subject of food came up. Everyone knows that diet is a huge part of exercising. They suggested this cute little roadside BBQ named Robins Kitchen just down the road from our apartment. And man, this boy can cook! With nothing but a thatched roof, a giant steal steamer/grill and a few tables and chairs; to seat around 20people it was possibly the best jerk chicken I have every eaten. So juice and tender. While we were stuffing our faces with chicken, we were seranaded by a Jamaican fellow how saying some typical Bob Marley and Ben Harper. He was brilliant. We had now found our local chicken spot. $24BZ for 2 plates of chicken, rice, beans and mixed vegies. This was cheaper than going to the local supermarket and buying ingredients to make lunch ourselves!!! We were definitely falling more and more in love with this little slice of heaven!
Having grown up by the ocean and rivers of Australia, seafood was a part of living. The amazing fish such as barramundi, john dory, snapper to name a few, giant tiger prawns that look too big to be for one but still we would eat them by the kilo, shell fish such as muscles marinated in tomatoes, garlic, white wine and onions served on my balcony by master chef Harman and calamari with chilli and pepper seasoning that is cooked to perfection. Mouth watering yet? ok then times that by a thousand and thats what it was like walking through front street in downtown San Pedro on Saturday evening!!!
For weeks, i had been hearing about this Lobsterfest but words and posters really didnt do it justice! We had spoken to the family at our local fruit/ vegetable stand about times the festival started and ideal times to go. We were told and recommended to go later in the evening as all the locals head downtown around 8 or 9pm but seeing as we were still on Canadian times and asleep by 10pm we decided to head down early and beat the crowds. A lot of good that did! We were obvisiously not told that this week was one of the busiest weeks for San Pedro and people come for all corners of the world to come to this festival! There was no missing the crowds tonight!
As we walked through the crowds, we were overwhelmed by the delicious smell of lobster being grilled, steamed and stewed at every corner. Possibly the freshest, meatiest, tender lobster i have even stuck my teeth into.
We started with the most obvious choice. Grilled Lobster tails. And what a way to start! Two lobster tails and 2 500ml beers. $50BZ - $25 US. which wasnt too shabby i think! Fresh out of the sea straight onto the BBQ and into my mouth. We made our way down to the beach to get into this delicious lobster. Still in the shell, i tjust pulled apart. Marinated in lemon, salt and pepper. Simple but perfect!
After the lobster tails, we wandered around listening to the sounds of steal drums taking in the atmosphere and the local flare. Like usual, the local stoles are open with local paintings, wood work and jewellery. With our stomachs still rumbling we decided to head back to the food stands.
Next on the menu, local lamb with steamed lobster kebabs. Even better than the whole lobster tails. So juicy and tender we ended up sharing a third one. With a side of rice it hit the spot perfectly.
After sitting around watching fire dancers for watching the local musical talent we decided to make our way home. Taking the scenic route via the beach home, we discovered some amazing little bars located right on the beach. After passing by a few, we came across a tiny bar called The Crazy Cunacks Bar. Dayne being Canadian, with the hockey playing, we decided to stop in.
The only local beers but mountains of different hard liquor, dayne and i were in heaven. The Canadian Club and Cola for me and Belikin Beer for dayne, we watched game 6 of the stanley cup.
Like in every bar on the island, we started chatting to a bunch of people, in particular a lovely couple from Colorado, Karolyn and Kurt. Kurt was in the oil industry and was a business owner which automatically made Dayne smitten. Hours went by and i dont think Karolyn or myself got a word in so we started chatting about things to do on the island. They had recently bought a house down south of San Pedro and brought their new speed boat. It is always nice making new friends escpecially when those friends offer to take you out fishing. Which is exactly what we are doing tomorrow! nice right!?!
As we stubbled home, we were all over each other, taking in the warm, summer, ocean spray air and just living in the moment. By the time we got in the door, i was basically carrying dayne. Man this boy can not handle his beers!
From the time we started investigating which island we wanted to move to in Belize we knew it was either between ambergris caye or caye caulker. We chose Ambergris caye due to it being a. bigger b. an ex-pat community and c. we found accommadation which has security for when dayne would be away on business. But looking online we found out that Caye Caulker was more popular with people our age and a lot cheaper.
We decided that sunday would be a good day to head over on the 30min ferry to the tiny island and take a look around. Earlier in the week an old friend of mine Zac emailed me saying one of his close friends steph was in Caye caulker and we should meet up with her. Seeing as we knew no one in this country we decided to meet her around 1pm and she could give us the low down on what to do, where to go, things to see etc. We arrived well early so we decided to explore.
The day was extremely hot and humid but we were on a mission! We started by following the water. The water here seems a lot clearer than Ambergris Caye. Not nearly as much seaweed as back on our island. This made me really excited as i could go for a swim and see sand! The water was so clear, at the end of each dock there were people catching lobster and selling them. One guy went in the water for 5 minutes and came back with 8 lobsters!!!
As we made it to an intersection we noticed that the island was so small we could see the ocean on the other side. We decided to walk through the town and see what type of restaurants they has as well as other attractions.
We came across an old carnival. It looked like a haunted playground abandoned years before. So quiet and still that we wondered how long it hadnt been used for. After laughing for a good 10mins I saw that there were actually people working in the stalls where you can win stuffed animals. Kids kept handing in their money and not getting anything in return. Typical! This carnival honestly looked as though one good fart could blow it down! Needless to say there was no rides ridden by us that day! they so were gusted, they looked like they would break at any moment.
After noticing that dayne looked like he had just jumped into 6 feet of water, we started the walk back towards the east side of the island. Now i am not the type to steal but I was so close to taking the cutest, most playful puppy back to our island. Words can not describe the fondness i have for him. Literally running around our feet and biting our hands like puppies do, we were smitten. Of course dayne had to be the voice of reason and remind me that it is near impossible to take animals in Australia. Damn you dayne! We still talk about little Gunner (the name he has no idea he has) everyday saying "lets go back and get him" but i have called daynes bluff everytime!
Walking through the town really wasnt a mission. It took us about 30mins to go from side to side and than for the north most point to the southern most point. As we were walking through downtown, we noticed the huge variety
of different food options. Traditional Belizian, Mexican, Caribbean, Chinese, American but i have to say hands down the best food had to be the stalls of the side of the road. Locals would set up their BBQ's and cook things like marinated chicken, curries, grilled lobster as this was the start of lobster season. The smell throughout the town was incredible! And man was it a hell of a lot cheap than Ambergris Caye. No wonder this island was more popular with backpackers. I knew we would be coming back here more often!
As the day went on, we started to make our way down to the split aka the lazy lizard where we were planning to meet Steph. And my god what a bar! This bar was situated at the very most southern point of the island. A two storey building, the bar was packed. With the average age of around 25 (im guessing) we felt a little more at home. With beers at $4BZ ($2US each) we were pretty happy. Along the front of the bar ran what looked like an old pier covered in bronzed bods and beer bottles. People jumping straight off the edge to go snorkling as well as people fishing.
We spent a good 2 hours here, sitting in the tables that were built in the water and sipping on beers all day. This was pretty amazing!
By the time 3 o'clock rolling around we had both our stomachs rumbling and we both needed some shade. We found the cute pub on the waters edge. We seats that dangled over the water and hammocks, without even speaking words, we both turned and walked in! We order shrimp ceviche and a burger as by this stage the beer and
the sun were starting to get to us. as we knocked back a few more beers it was time to make our way back to the ferry. It wasnt the longest trip, but a cute trip non the less. If i had the choice we would def move there for a while!
After having spent way to much time working on my tan and not really doing much else, i decided to get out and explore. Due to the other things i had really seen the beach near our apartment and the town centre i thought what better way to discover the rest of this beautiful island but by cycling around with a backpack and a bottle of water.
Renting a bike seemed to be the best option as we weren't sure how we were going to get around as yet. at only $5BZ an hour ($2.5US) i thought why not plus i had to return some glass bottles which would get me 25c a glass so that basically paid for it.
I started by cycling around downtown San Pedro. With all one way streets, this proved quite difficult for someone who had never been through there before. Im not going to lie - i may have turned down a couple of streets the wrong way and was laughed at by the locals but hey, its all part of the fun! After stocking up on some much needed water, i took off over the bridge north of the town which had just opened due to repair.
The Roads were nothing but gravel and sand and the water to the left was crystal clear. I was falling in love with this island all over again. With the temperature rising by the second and the sweat down my back making me feel as if i was in a shower, i knew it was time to take a break and refuel. After another 10 mins of peddling nice and slowly to take it all in, i came across a fork in the road. Ahhhh which way do i turn but within second i knew which way I was going to turn.
On the end of the long pier was the radest looking bar I have possibly ever seen! with the grass roof above and the beautiful caribbean sea below, this just became my new favourite place in the world and I hadnt even gotten upstairs yet!!!! The place was entirely wood, the writing all over the walls and roof and even on the floor! It is called the Palapa Bar & grill! I went upstairs to find about 6 people upstairs which seems empty to considering the party of people floating on blow up rubber rings attached to the dock drinking beers! What a service! The bar tender actually went down with a tray of beers, gave the party fresh beers and collected the empties! WHAT!!!!? INCREDIBLE!!!!
After a few too many in the Belizian sun, i decided to make the trek back! It felt a lot longer going back but on the way back i found this tiny back alley store selling mountains of shrimp! Time to go home and make some shrimp ceviche which is possibly my favourite food from the central american countries! Loads of lime, coriander, onion, tomatoes and chilli's. heaven! thanks to my sister in law veronica who is originally from Mexico i learnt the secrets to a perfect ceviche!
We are to this island paradise 2 weeks ago now and wow! just wow!
Our journey began and an awful hour. 3am on friday 31st may. To begin our trip we were told we wouldnt be allowed into belize without a return ticket. The Delta immigration lady was overly hesitant to let us through although i shouldnt have expected any less travelling with dayne, the king of being detained!!! After a lot of laughing at her and pulling up tripadvisor posts up explaining that you just need to pay at the local government to stay in belize every month she let us through. After we had gotten through the metal detectors and bag search area, dayne dropped a bomb on me. FIRST CLASS BABY!!! this would be my first full flight in first class. Dayne explained he wouldnt do anything less for our honeymoon!
The flight was easy. No turbulence, amazing food, plus wifi!!! at 30,000 ft! amazeballs!!! The flight over mexico was breathtaking and after mexico followed the beautiful coastline of Belize! Its many islands and coral reefs stood out like nothing i had ever seen before! There was not a cloud in the sky and the water was so clear you could see the schools of fish and marine life swimming through the water.
Once we arrived in Belize City, we caught a taxi to the mariner in an old Lincoln. The driver was what you would think of when you say Rusta! So chilled, smoking a joint, saying things like "another day of paradise man". He was very helpful and gave us some helpful advice on where to travel to on the mainland.
The boat ride over to the island was such an amazing trip. the sea breeze racing through the boat and making me feel just that little bit more at home! First we stopped at a little golf course island called Caye Chapel. I have never seen dayne look so excited! After dropping off some supplies we quickly reversed and was on our way to the little cute island of Caye Caulker. As we were pulling in to the dock, we saw the amazing colours of the properties along the shore line and the crystal turquoise water. I knew our next few months would be pure bliss.
After we left caye caulker, we were on our way to our new island home. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye! How can i describe this place in one word? paradise? heaven? I just dont know! The colours of the water, the people, the town, the lifestyle. I was in my element!
Once we arrived in our new apartment after a long day of travelling, there was no one in the office building so we waited. and waited, and waited, 30mins went by. Finally one of the residents came down as he saw us standing around sweating our asses off! He explained to us that between 1-2 was lunch time. 230 came around and still no one. This made us realize that this country was so relaxed and definitely on island time :)
Once we got in contact with the lady suppose to be working we were taken up to our new flat and let me tell you, the photos on their website did not do this place justice! WOW!!!! Penthouse with ocean views! Nice!!!!
After running, no, sprinting down to the beach, i remember what i was to lay without a care in the world in the salty cool water of the ocean. Just brilliant. I cant begin to describe how much i miss that feeling having grown up on the central coast of Australia. the ocean is my life!
The next day i was making our bed by shaking out the sheets over the balcony as the bed was already filled with sand. As i look out to the lake, still half asleep, i noticed this long, skinny object floating in the water. But this looked like no ordinary log. Jaggered looking tall, long snout. IT WAS A CROCODILE!!!! i screamed out to dayne to come out and have a look and then it started swimming up stream. Yes im from australia but from the suburbs! not the outback so i was a little taken back when we discovered there was a crocodile living so close to us. Needless to say the day dayne left for hondarus i was down there feeding him chicken, but thats another story. Another story that dayne should never know about! hahaha