Belize, a tiny little country in Central America, sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. It was on my bucket list for years after watching Steve Irwin’s TV shows where he’d explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I finally made it there and now I’m here to share my tips, especially if you plan on travelling to Belize in June (off season)!
I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride. I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service. Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults. The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.
It’s been 17 YEARS since I first travelled overseas! I’m 1 country away from setting foot on 40 different countries worldwide and today I thought I’d share some of my travel mishap memories! It’s a known fact that travel isn’t always glamorous, but you know what, even during the minor inconveniences I wouldn’t change my travels for anything! Everything in this list helped me grow or challenged me in some way. Things can happen when you travel in your home country too not just when you’re overseas. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!
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When researching where to stay in Belize City, I struggled a little. All the major chains were really expensive and anything cheaper looked a bit touch and go or had bad reviews. As a solo female traveller, obviously my safety was a huge factor in deciding where to book. I narrowed it down to 2, one near the water taxi terminals and one that was more than double the price and 3 miles out of the city centre. I’m thankful I went with my gut and opted for the more expensive accommodation in this case!
Inspired by a post I read recently on The Thought Card, about how annoying the single supplement is, I decided to write about the thing that annoys ME the most about solo travel. Don’t get me wrong, solo travel can be great, I’ve wrote about it a couple of times in the past HERE , I even have a solo trip coming up next month, but for me MINIMUM NUMBER trips are a huge thorn in my side.
For anyone not aware of my situation, me and my husband are currently still living 4000 miles apart from each other. It’s been this way for over 2 years now and we’re going through a year long visa process so I can go and join him in America as a permanent resident (read more about how our story began HERE). So I’m no stranger to solo travel. I met the other half while travelling solo in Jamaica, we spend hours alone on flights, we only see each other in person a few times a year and he’s lovely enough to not hold me back from travelling when we can’t be together. But being married has changed my view on solo travel.
It’s a topic I’ve been asked constantly about for the past 10 years. Don’t you get scared? Don’t you get lonely? You’re brave! Granted I’m not on the road full time by myself, it’s usually only for a week or so at a time, but solo travel is solo travel no matter how long it’s for. Maybe it’s just my style of travel or the routine I’ve got myself into but no, I don’t get scared, it’s quite nice to travel alone sometimes!