Let me break it down day by day so not to overload you all with tips and ideas for your own trip to Belize!
I am not used to traveling with so many people at once! Actually the most people I have flown with at one time has been one other! So when all 18 gathered at the Halifax airport at 4 am it was somewhat overwhelming. Don't get me wrong i was flattered that all of these classmates turned to me to ask questions about customs, security, boarding passes, and passports, I had just never been that person before!
Sadly, before we even left the province we had to suddenly say good-bye to a traveler. Yacob, a student from another campus who I had taken a collaborate class with earlier in the year, did not have the proper documentation to enter the US for transit. It truly put a damper on the trip at the start line, and each of us were quite disappointed, especially his classmates.
After a long day of travel, (Halifax - Newark - Houston - Belize City) we finally arrived safe and sound... and stinky... you know that airplane smell... yucky!
My first impressions of Belize? It reminded me a lot of Indonesia, the same smell, climate and tiny airport! For a moment I was disappointed that they were so similar. But seconds later I took a step back and remembered that I was in a new country with some of my closest friends.
|My pretty girls, Catherine, Katrina, & Bethany aka Beffy|
|Catherine taking it all in|
|Some quick shots of Hotel Mopan|
|Just in case we needed to work out, there was a "gym"on the roof of the building beside us... score|