Caracol ruins in the jungle and the way to Barranco (August 20-24)

September 11, 2006
Topics: Belize

Sunday, 20 August Hector, the guy who gave us a lift from Gallon Jug to the highway in Cayo district, was driving through the bumpy jungle road like crazy. When we got out in Santa Elena village we needed some time to recover after all the bumps and the rain we had to survive during the trip in the pickup of the car. Our next destination was Caracol ruins located 40 km deep in the jungles of Forest...[read more]

12% of Belize (August 16-19)

September 11, 2006
Topics: Belize

After visiting modern Mennonites in Blue Creek we decided for the road which goes South to Gallon Jug village. We got a ride by Eduardo from whom we learned that Gallon Jug is a private farm mainly producing cattle (Eduardo was responsible for cattle transportation to the slaughterhouse). The owner of the farm is Mr. Bowen, who also owns the only brewery in Belize – Belikin, as well as the only...[read more]

Getting cold in the mountains

September 11, 2006
Topics: Guatemala

It is our third week in Guatemala, but we are still unofficial travellers in this country as we have no stamps in the passports. Two weeks ago we entered Guatemala through unofficial border crossing point. We are supposed to register with authorities in Guatemala City, which we plan to visit in a couple of weeks. The last one and a half weeks we have been touring through the villages in the mountains...[read more]

Modern Mennonites and illegal border crossing (August 12-15)

August 28, 2006
Topics: Belize

We finally managed to leave Copper Bank. We had a very hearty good bye with the whole Last Resort Crew. When leaving everybody was following us, some even by bicycle. The most interesting about our leaving was my carriage. Jonathan had done a great job in turning my unstable office carriage into a strong and stable travel carriage for the most uneven roads. The belt he sewed fit perfectly on my hips,...[read more]

We went through hell…

August 28, 2006
Topics: Guatemala

…in the truest sense of the word during the last few days. We went by foot through wild river streams, walked miles after miles through montaneous regions, marched barfeet through thigh-high muddy horse trails, stayed overnight in pure wilderness, had hardly any sleep, and last night we were even attacked by ants. But, we are happy. We managed to enter Guatemala. We are still illegal in the country,...[read more]

The final count down…

August 10, 2006
Topics: Belize

We are getting on the road in about 12 hours!!! We have no words to express our happiness 🙂 We almost finished packing our backpacks and saying good-bye to the people we know. By the way, here is the last development of Katja’s carriage. And this is the last picture with The Last Resort crew: Joe, Jonathan and Zuki. [read more]

We are hitting the road again!

August 9, 2006
Topics: Belize

We have to admit that it was a long time since there were any news from our trip 😉 Finally WE ARE HAPPY to announce that we are continuing our trip coming Saturday! For the last 5 months we have been living an ordinary daily live in The Last Resort in Copper Bank village. Would you like to hear the truth about this place? You can read in this article “The truth about Copper Bank”. After...[read more]

The truth about Copper Bank

July 31, 2006
Topics: Belize, Colombia

Originally written for CoolWorks.com We came to Belize in the beginning of March. After spending two days in Corozal town (North of the country) we decided to search for a place where we could stay for free or in exchange of work for at least one month. We got to know about one holiday resort in Copper Bank village (about 10 miles away from Corozal), and decided to try our luck there. The road...[read more]

The fascinating world of ants

June 13, 2006
Topics: Belize

It is really surprising how fast we got used to little creatures like bugs. While at the beginning of our trip small, strangely colored spiders made us – rather me – nervous, we now even feel sad if a tarantula dies by accident. We take care about our bugs at “home”, and we feel sorry for everyone leaving its life in a candle. The only thing we cannot be sorry of when...[read more]

Our new project

June 13, 2006
Topics: Belize, Website

We are still in Copper Bank. Nothing has much changed until now. My muscles are becoming stronger, and the pain bit by bit less. The situation thus is improving, though slowly. Augustas is still painting all the huts and windows here in The Last Resort. We apologize that we still did not write the stories about our stay here in Belize. The reason is that during the last two months we were...[read more]

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