Absolute blog: February 2013

28 February 13

I was tasked by my world-traveling group of power women to design a spiritual journey to the land of the Mayan ancients, witnessing their temples in the jungle – yet with all the creature comforts they had become accustomed to on their travels with me over the last twenty-five years. Fortune smiled on me and I found Rachael Eteson and her tour operation, Absolute Belize. Rachael immediately grasped my nuanced request and provided an itinerary in short order. After a few tweaks I presented the final version to the group leader and we were good to go.

Rachael had done us proud – we did not get to see a jaguar (few do) but received everything else we had asked for, in comfort and in a luxurious manner we did not anticipate. She had a difficult task that was perfectly executed for which we thank her.

Rory Johnston
Africa – Safari Style

Man-O-War Caye

1 February 13

From afar the designated bird sanctuary of Man-O-War Caye looks like any other tiny mangrove island, but as you journey closer to shore the frenzy of activity becomes apparent, with birds soaring in the sky above in every direction… and the guys strutting their stuff (or inflating their red gular pouches) for the ladies during breeding season.

Man-O-War Caye lies around 70 miles south of Belize City close to South Water Caye. The 3 different types of mangrove vegetation provide a perfect sanctuary to a variety of indigenous bird species, including Pelicans, Brown Booby birds, and the Magnificent Frigate birds (also known as Man-O-War birds). Here is our pick of pictures….

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Whether you want an action packed agenda in the water and the jungle, or simply spend some quality time in a hammock, Belize has something for all tastes and tempos.

Map of Belize, showing our 4 main regions
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