Chairs in Hopkins, Belize

Chairs at Night

I’ve been pretty inconsistent about Friday Photos on Twitter (#FriFotos), but this week’s theme is “chairs” and since I just love this photo I took in Hopkins, Belize I wanted to share it.  This photo was taken in total darkness Continue reading Chairs in Hopkins, Belize

How I Improved the Quality of my Underwater Photos

Coral Gardens - Blue Cast Removed

I’ve mentioned before that I have an Olympus Stylist Tough 8010 for underwater photography.  While the photos have always been a great source of memories for me, they have never been great quality.  I worried that I had purchased the Continue reading How I Improved the Quality of my Underwater Photos

Mother Nature Please Dismiss Winter

On Friday I took my dogs, Kinley and Aker, in for their spring haircuts.  Now just a few days later Mother Nature has decided that winter is not over yet.  I feel deflated by the sight of the one to Continue reading Mother Nature Please Dismiss Winter

The Beautiful Frigatebirds of Belize

When Nowal, a snorkeling guide in Hopkins, took us out to the Belize Barrier Reef I didn’t expect to go birding as well.  But that’s just what we did.  After spending all day in the water enjoying the beautiful fish Continue reading The Beautiful Frigatebirds of Belize

Photo Journal of Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins

Here are some of my photos from Hopkins. We enjoyed talking to the Peace Corp volunteer working at Miss Bertie’s Library and thoroughly enjoyed the young boys of Lebeha Drumming.  

Tasty and Interesting Foods I Ate in Belize

Don Corleone's Watermelon Salad

I never intended for my blog to be about food, but as I’ve said before I love food. And travel includes a lot of new and loved food experiences.  I already told you about our lobster feasts and traditional Belizean Continue reading Tasty and Interesting Foods I Ate in Belize

Stewed Chicken with Rice and Beans in Belize

Coconut Powder

One of my missions for this trip to Belize was to enjoy more traditional food.  I started with the most logical option…finding the best Belizean Stewed Chicken with Rice and Beans.  In the first week of my stay in Belize Continue reading Stewed Chicken with Rice and Beans in Belize

Garifuna Drumming in Hopkins

We had the opportunity to see the Garifuna drummers while we were in Hopkins at the Lebeha Drumming Center.  They are Belizean National Champions.  The type of drumming they do is traditional Garifuna and Punta Rock.  The group drumming for Continue reading Garifuna Drumming in Hopkins

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Note:  Resolution on all of these photos has been lowered for easier uploading.  Higher resolution photos will be posted to my Flickr account (alaskagirlatheart) at a later date. Yesterday was the first absolutely gorgeous day since we arrived in Belize Continue reading Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Arriving in Hopkins Belize

Today we arrived in Hopkins about mid day after a very enjoyable ride with Danielia.  Just like San Ignacio it’s been raining like heck here which is not common for this time of year.  The locals are getting a bit Continue reading Arriving in Hopkins Belize