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The Northern Cayes

On my Island in the sun..........

After much bus catching trauma from Placencia (they do or dont run today depending who you speak too) we finally decide to get the water taxi back to Independance and a bus from there. As luck would have it though there is a big football game on today and they are laying on free buses to Belize for the fans and we manage to wangle our way to one. Result!

Belize city is....not that great, well not in the parts we can afford to stay in so we make the decision to hope onto the boat direct to Caye Caulker. If im honest im glad we did as its amazing!

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Its a tiny little place with sandy streets and a really laid back vibe, the motto is 'Caye Caulker....Go Slow'. We head to Marins to get a room and we get a top little cabana in a lovely courtyard...

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The Caye was hit pretty hard by the hurricane in 2005 and it effectively split the island in two, this is now called 'The Split' and is now a place to hangout and go swimming!

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Not a lot to do here really apart from soak up some rays and go slow while looking out at the crystal clear waters of the carribean, still we need to press on though as time is fleeting so we catch another boat to Ambergris Caye.

Ambergris is known as the more touristy of the cayes and it´s definitely busier here (they have cars as well as golf carts for a start!) but still very colourful and pretty laid back compared to most places we´ve been...

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We manage to find an affordable hotel with an great sea view though, and we are also getting quite good at figuring out how to eat nice and cheaply. Here is rusty munching on hot tamale he bought off a local on a bike!

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We also found some cheap and cheerful entertainment here in the form of the ´world famous´chicken drop, which is basically where a chicken is dropped onto a board of giant numbers, and whoever has the number it poops on, wins all the betting money (a dollar a go guys, this is serious stuff!)

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Unfortunately the chicken wasn´t really into it that much and only moved a couple of squares before doing his business and it wasn´t our square either, boo!!! Apart from that more going slow for the last few days; found a cool pier where you could swim in the crystal clear water (there´s lots of protected sea grass along the coast of the island so can´t always find a place to swim).

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In fact was so clear you could literally lie on the pier and watch all the fish swimming around below. Look at me being very brave and diving in to the fish infested waters...

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We´re actually writing this from Mexico as ended up having a long day travelling yesterday rather than stopping just before the mexican border...more about that later. Only four weeks til the party of the century guys, hope you´ve got your glad rags ready and waiting, loads of love, C&R xxxx

Posted by russncath 10:39 Archived in Belize Tagged backpacking

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This looks sooooooooo amazing and u both look really well and brown!!! Cant believe u r already in Mexico and u will be back in 3 weeks. Make sure u make the most of the rest of your trip and win some big dollars in vegas!! Easter hols for me now, woo hoo!!Miss u both and cant wait for hugs. Love u.xxxx

by empainter

Dad thought the chicken bets hilarious! Beautiful places, but I seem to say that in all my messages. You have certainly been to some great places. Is it really only 3 weeks. We can't wait to see you. Have sent e-mail Russ. Love you both.
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by lhaynes

Could you two look more tanned and gorgeous! I can't believe time is going so fast. When is the big date in Vegas? Can we watch the wedding on web cam? Will you be wearing the Elvis costume Rusty Egg? Can I ask any more questions?
Cam and Jen live in Vegas if you fancy some locals to hang out with. He is the Stomper who looks like the honey monster not sure if you remember him. I'll text you his number, we saw them just a couple of weeks ago in London.
So excited about the do and panicking about the lack of outfits, but then we are living in a state of perpetual panic these days so it good to focus it. I think my voice is getting higher by the day, ooh deep breath and relax.
Have a great end to your trip, keep the blogs coming we really look forward to the next installment.
Lots of love
L&L

by LauraLiz09

Ha ha!!! Loving the chicken game! Gutted for you that it didn't shit on your number! Also loving the pics of the Cayes, looks glorious! Am so so jealous as ever, but can't believe you're nearly home now... You'd better lap up those last 3 weeks... Can't wait til the party, actually am not very ready so had better get on it like an omelette and fast! Miss you both lots, the blog makes me chuckle every time as can imagine the laughs you are having!
Take care and see you later this month!
Worst xxxxxxxxxxxx

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