• JDesiree

Can you Belize the time we had?

I realized the older I got, the more I wanted to spend time traveling and see the world!

Since having my daughter last June, many things have changed; my body, my mentality, and hanging out with friends. In March, my husband, and my good friend Maatra met for brunch. Maatra and I have known each other since college (Norfolk State University)

and catch up every now and then. This particular meet up was special! She got to meet my husband and my daughter, for the first time. Every time we link its always a good time. She’s an all around earthy, and good person to be friends with. This time when we met up, we discussed what’s new, how’s it being a new mommy, and of course the unraveling of school and careers.

I truly felt loved when Maatra invited me to Belize. I have traveled to Mexico a couple times (with my really good friend Noemi), Canada, Holland, and the Dominican Republic, but never a complete girls trip. Once I had a baby, my life felt different, and many perceptions of not being able to do anything, became a normality with my friends. For some reason, the majority of friends thought I was too busy. So this trip definitely was a plus. My husband really wanted me to go and enjoy myself; he said he just wanted me to let loose and have a good time.

When I arrived in Belize City, the airport was the smallest airport I have ever been too. When I got off the plane, I walked down the aircraft stairs (which I have never done before). But regardless of how small the airport was, it didn’t take away from how welcoming the people are. Belizean people are always happy to see tourist and encourage anyone to come back to the country and explore it.

We stayed in a Villa that had three floors. Each room had its own theme and island atmosphere. Very beautiful and chill; I enjoyed it a lot. The food was great too!

Everyone on those islands loved to make stew-chicken, curry, and jerk-chicken; and if you’re looking to have something quick, the “flap-jack” was the best! You could have egg, ham, chicken, beans, cheese, bacon, whatever you want (I personally loved the bean, chicken, and egg, it was delicious); its a fried doe thats thin crusted, cut down the middle to stuff whatever you want in it. Best ever!

Our trip was packed with fun actives and lots of girl time! We hung out at a beach bar that was in the water, Mayan Temples, zip-lining, cave tubing, and a sail boat voyage for the day!

The water taxi was the most dangerous part for me… we had to take boat ride taxis each day to get somewhere (if the activity was off the island). We stayed at the Caye Caulker Island, which is a separate island from Belize City; there’s about four other islands you can explore.