What can I say? I’m smitten. Belize has won me over on our very first date. Shon and I have spent just a handful of days exploring the country’s reef and rainforest, and I already want to move in, tie the knot, and settle down for good. Maybe it’s the rum punch talking, but I think it’s love.
Before I delve into the awesomeness of Belize, however, I wanted to share some photos from the first part of our trip to Guatemala’s northern department of El Petén. Here, we stayed at a lakeside eco-lodge (and private reserve) called Ni’tun, visited ARCAS (a non-profit that rescues animals from poachers before rehabilitating and returning them to the wild), explored the adorable island town of Flores, and spent a day at the ancient Mayan masterpiece that is Tikal. I’ll share more details later, but for now, photos!