The Lost Caribbean

My first trip of the year is usually spent on active travel and getting back into nature. I spent a few days in the Caribbean snorkeling and walking in the rainforest in Honduras, river-tubing in Belize, and swimming with the dolphins and yes, with the 7-mile sandy beach and turquoise water of the Grand Cayman, it's sacrilegious not to spend time at the beach. Not much of story here, so I put together little videos shot on my iPhone.

Snorkeling in Roatan, Honduras

Enjoyed walking through the Gumbalimba Preservation Park and saw lots of wildlife including monkeys, and colorful macaws, and plenty of iguanas. After interacting with the monkeys I spent time at Tabyana Beach, said to be the lost Caribbean, and snorkeled in the shallow clear waters with beautiful corals and plenty of fish.

River Tubing in Belize

I joined a river tubing adventure in Belize. I expected a rough and invigorating adventure, so I left my iPhone and camera behind. As it turned out the water was soooo calm that an adventure guide had to pull our innertubes so we could move down the river. The 45-minute ferry and 1 1/2-hour bus ride to the forest were more exhilarating. But the river tubing experience was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, meditating under lush canopies of exotic trees. I even saw a downed ironwood tree.

Swimming with the Dolphins in Cayman Island.

Swimming with the Dolphins was not one of my activities of choice, but this type of activity may not be available in the near future. So I decided to try it. It turned out to be a magical experience.

NOTE:  All photos and videos by the author



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