Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Caye Caulker

"Amigos Restaurant & Bar" was one of our favorites on the island. It was actually a Chinese food restaurant, despite the deceiving name. We went there 2 times, almost 3! That's saying something since we wanted to try out lots of different places. There are a lot of Asians in Belize and this restaurant was ran by an Asian family. Eric and I ordered honey chicken and chicken lo mien both times - best best best I've ever had! The honey chicken was like the most divine chicken fingers you've ever had, served with fried rice one night/fries the other (no rhyme or reason), and you dip the chicken in just normal honey - but oh my! It is goooood!
 This lizard liked sunning itself on our porch. This reminds me,while out swimming one day in Placencia, we saw an iguana that wanted to eat all the flowers off of this one bush. The bush's branches aren't all that thick, and the iguana was really large. It looked so clumsy trying to get to the flowers. I was pretty excited about seeing an iguana in real life.
 Here are a couple of pics inside of our house on Caye Caulker:
 Mine, Eric, and Ivan's bedroom. King sized bed = happy sleeping with 3 in one bed.
 The exterior. I wish we had a picture of the top balcony.
 We rented bikes for the last 2 days. Such a good idea! The island is just long enough that it gets kind of annoying having to walk for as long as you do to get anywhere. The bikes speed things up. We only got one bike per couple and were quite the sight. Micah and Rachel found out that it was illegal to have more than 1 person on a bike on their last day - funny law.

The bikes made moving our stuff from our house to the condo Eric and I stayed in the last day (because Micah and Rachel were leaving a day earlier than us) much less painful.

 At the south end of the island, the hurricanes took out some land to split the island into 2 on that end. It is rightfully named "the split". It is a fun place to go hang out and swim. Eric and Micah went there on Micah and Rachel's last evening and had some hussies trying to pick them up and a man try to pick a fight with Micah. Apparently night life is much different when you're a couple of single men (or women) walking around, rather than when you have a baby and pregnant wife in tow.

On the day Micah and Rachel left we went to the split to swim/snorkel before their water taxi took off.

 Eric, Ivan, and I spent most of the rest of the day at the split, meeting people, enjoying the water, and soaking up some rays. Ivan hung out with a Belizean man who wanted to hold him and take him around to meet other people [thankfully this wasn't my first day or I may have had a freak attack - not used to such hospitality], and then was so worn out that he fell asleep out at the split.
 The condo was completely air conditioned. Sweet relief after being outside for a good part of the day.
 Back to the split for an evening swim.
 At the split their is a grill and tables in the water that you can hang out on. Pretty picturesque.
 Since Micah and Rachel left, we used their bike until the rental time was up. Eric and I explored and enjoyed our last warm evening.

 We ate fried shrimp and fish and chips at a sports grill that night, enjoyed a funny conversation at the table next to ours, (I) got creeped out by some cockroaches, and started playing some trivia game they had going on. I'm sure it would have been funny, seeing as everyone else there was drunk, or would be soon, but they took like an extra hour to get started and we were worn out so ended up going back to our condo before it really got going.

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