Caye Caulker / Belize · 2014   heavenly view

To me Belize was...

 

... a little speck somewhat different from its Latin American neighbors · hearing English speaking locals for the first time in years · a trip to the Cuban embassy with a one-legged cabby · a coast, where everything seemed a bit more Caribbean and Bob Marleyish · cringing at yolo · an elegant underwater motion-symphony composed by two playful eagle rays · being no more than a fugacious ripple on these azure waters.

What's it gonna be to you?

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a glimpse

 

 

glimpse: REV | "Revving the engine is enough to lure them," explained our captain. Then he fed them anyway. Right off Belize's Caye Caulker, nurse sharks live alongside stingrays, eagle rays, manatees and other neighbors in an oceanic vicinity known as Shark Ray Alley. Local boat operators use bait in preparation of a touristic snorkel encounter with the harmless animals in the shallow and crystal clear Caribbean waters. The ethically dubious feeding practice has conditioned the sharks to line up in front of the boats by the mere sound of an outboard and raises the question of how this unnatural dependence and behavior will affect the animals in the long run.

 

glimpse: DRINKING FROM CARIBBEAN SUNSETS | Just off Belize's coastline the itsy bitsy island realm Caye Caulker lures sun-lovers to drink from its abundance of Caribbean sunsets. Locals, backpackers, suitcase vacationers and people from all other walks of life are whisked together at the "Split", where, legend has it, hurricane Hattie sawed the island in half back in 1961. Beers and Bob Marley perpetually jam alongside the laid-back crowds in this clichéd refuge-bubble, which is in constant inflate-burst-flux due to ever new arrivals and departures.

It gets quiet once you venture South; only mosquitoes humming their tune.

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South, Caye Caulker / Belize · 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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