The Big Head

My favorite Lamanai temple was the one sporting this big head and the twin on the other side. This twin was in great shape. I climbed to the top of the temple and spied the land over the trees. Then came down to pose for a few pictures sitting atop the big head. I was…

Spider Monkey

The third leg of our journey to Lamanai was back in a boat cruising river waters surrounded by jungle. In total, we were over three hours traveling each direction. The sequence was boat, bus, boat. The plus side of having a guide is they know where wildlife hang out so there is an increased possibility of…

Never Expires

One-third of our 3-hour ride to Lamanai was on board an old school bus with barely enough room for my knees when I sat down. That itself is less than interesting. The thing about the bus that caught my attention and made it worthy of a picture was the little sticker on the lower left…

Bamboo Chicken

The locals repeatedly joked about a dish they called Bamboo Chicken meaning Iguana. In my latter years, my repertoire of food has expanded significantly from the heavily salted CBS (Chicken, Beef, Spaghetti) on which I was raised. I will try most anything just don’t tell me what I am tasting until well after the fact.…

The Cocodrillo

Crocodiles (cocodrillo in Spanish) are native to Belize. I was hoping we would see a few during our river boat ride to Lamanai. We only saw the one, this juvenile resting on rocks. Even this little guy, perhaps 3 feet nose to tail, is intimidating enough to keep me out of the river waters.