|Rhonda on the coast|
Formerly know as British Honduras, Belize became a Crown Colony in 1862, and changed its name in 1973. Belize was given full independence from Great Britain in 1981. It still carries the Queen's Head on its coins today.
The mostly Afro- Caribbean descended population, speak with a Jamaican accent, and speak both English and Kriol (an English based language). It's a tiny country, with a big personality and a lot of history, which is clearly evident in its present culture.
|Humming Bird Highway|
|All smiles from the locals|
|Sergio the pig with attitude|
Trish offered me a bungalow right on the water front for a good rate. As she was showing me the place, I noticed it had a sign above the door saying 'Kit and Bob's Place'. I told Trish that this used to be the name of my cat and dog and said 'It's clearly meant to be'. She laughed and said 'Guess what Kismit means', I looked puzzled and so she filled me in on the joke ' It means - It's meant to be'. That was it! Sold to the rather sweaty looking lady in the black pants and big boots!
|Elvis with his catch|
|Trish in her kitchen|
|Me and Chris with our Hondas|
The next day we would head out together. A day that would turn into a long ride, and a great adventure. Just the way we like it!