Jumping the underground waterfalls of Belize

“Step out slowly, step out slowly, step out slowly!” The voice of Pedro, one of our guides for the day gets louder to reach an almost screaming order that is quite unexpected from this strongly built and very jungle-confident Maya. While I was stepping cautiously on an anthill to observe the leaf carriers, I pointed out to him a small snake coiled on the hill, about half a meter from my foot. As I am backing off, apparently way too slowly for Pedro, he starts telling me with a slight panic in his voice that this baby snake is the deadliest of South and Central America: the fer-de-lance. After a very bumpy ride through the Belizean citrus fields in a former US school bus turned military-graded 4×4, this is how our caving waterfall adventure to the Footprint Cave starts.

Keep traveling!

A lazy day at Caye Caulker, Belize

“Everything’s gonna be alright,

Everything’s gonna be alright,

Everything’s gonna be alright”

I slowly open my eyes to the sound of Bob Marley. I feel the ocean breeze flowing through the shutters and the sunlight peeping through the cracks of the wooden shack we are sleeping in. Opening the crooked wooden door hardly held closed by an improvised hook, I see Keep traveling!