My Winter Adventures This Year!
Well, it’s official! I have planned yet another winter adventure. Instead of flying to the East like usual, I have decided to head south to Central America. Although the trip isn’t slated to be a very long one, like usual, it is going to take me to locations that I have never been before! I am so excited!
I have decided to travel to Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Although I have been to Belize before, I have not been to the other two! The two weeks I will be traveling will be full, adventurous, and with lots of relaxing beach time.
The main motivator for visiting Guatemala is to see Tikal. I know there is so much more to see and do while visiting Guatemala, but I have been forced to prioritize due to my limited time in the country. Being the archaeology junkie that I am, I found the decision of visiting a two thousand year old Mayan ruin a simple choice!
If a colleague of mine says he is more impressed with Tikal then the Great Pyramids of Egypt, then Tikal is a must see! The icing on the cake is Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage site!
Although I have spent time in Belize before – San Pedro to be precise – I never got the chance to scuba dive the beautiful clear waters. I figure that since I will be in the area (Guatemala) I might as well head back on over to San Pedro and get my dive on! I still am unsure if I will dive the Blue Hole or not. Not sure if I have enough confidence under the water yet to take on a feat like that. We will see.
But diving isn’t the only thing I intend to do in San Pedro; although I wouldn’t mind it. I will also be snorkeling, sailing, holding exotic little critters, drinking, and sun tanning. I cannot wait!
Since I will be on my scuba diving kick, I figured I should head on over to Honduras to see what the aquatic life has to offer. I have heard the diving on the small island north of the main land known as Roatan is definitely worth a visit. But, don’t get me wrong, I am also drawn to Roatan because of the lovely beaches and culture.
So, that is the just of it. I have no idea what to expect when in Guatemala and Honduras, but I am sure it is going to be a blast! Although it isn’t the season for whale sharks in the area, I will be one happy little gal if a lost one crosses my path this trip!