MY TRAVELS: ROAD TRIP #1: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SNOW STORM IS ANNOUNCED AND PEOPLE GO CRAZY ON THE ROAD, TEXTING AND SPEEDING!
Around March, I took a road trip to the Midwest. It was cold but the roads were totally safe to drive. However, in a matter of hours, the weather went crazy and that’s when everything turned ugly.
The temperature dropped to the single digits, wet snow began to fall and the roads became ice skating rings. We started to see all kinds of vehicles passing at speeds not safe for the dangerous roads condition and in an instant, we started to witness cars crashing, trucks spinning like toys and lots of ditched vehicles with drivers still behind the wheel.
The scenario was the cue for us to get the heck out of the road and find the first hotel available to avoid being hit by a car or a truck.
It turned out to be a wise decision, when the storm was over the next morning, we went back on the road and saw the evidence of carelessness driving. You can tell by my photos. Sad isn’t it.
Today you are traveling with me to Belize City, Belize located in Central America. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperating at all when I arrived. There were stormy winds, plenty of rain and huge waves; well, just miserable.
On the other hand, there wasn’t much to see there, other than the big turtle that I photographed under a walking bridge. It was over a foot long and the thing was looking at me non-stop. Creepy.
The country's main attractions are natural and nautical, mostly underwater activities like scuba diving, reefs etc. Therefore, since the weather was miserable, I decided to stay away from the water, and explore as much as I could of this small city. All I can tell you is, it’s so tiny that in less than an hour I had seen it all.
So let’s hope that I take off to another travel adventure soon, so we can both enjoy it better, smile.
OK friends, this is the last Costa Maya montage and it is mostly about the beauty of their natural resources, including some friendly cute pets.
My favorite are the street dogs that I found by the beach shops and restaurants. They are homeless and can’t be sweeter and cutest. They were totally unconcerned with anything happening around them, which was a lot; people all over, loud music, foods, etc...
One of them was sleeping in front of a kiosk and to me looked a bit sick. So, I told the guy, perhaps the shop owner, that she looked sick. Then he looked at me laughing and with a strong accent said; “What lady? She is not sick; she just ate 4 tacos and is now sleeping a “siesta”.
Seriously? I doubted.
The lighthouse that you see in one of my photos is located at the actual beginning of the Malecón and in the beach area called Mahahual. There are two tourist’s places that I visited; the Pier and Mahahual.
Mahahual is more relaxing, less crowded and have an amazing beach. It is less frequented by tourist, since to get there you have to leave the Pier area, take a taxi and indicate to the driver where you are going. Most people do not want to venture outside of the main attractions, therefore, missing somewhat the flavor of the local culture and their people.
To be continued…
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