Food is something that brings the world together. Each culture has its own traditions and favorite foods. As a self proclaimed foodie, I was so excited to try cuisines in the countries they originated in. During my travels, I have discovered and will undoubtedly continue to discover culinary treasures around the globe. I am honored to share with you, My Elephant Tribe, the amazing meals I have enjoyed throughout the world.
Day 6: Belize
Yesterday we realized that the island moves really slowly. Most places don't open until 11am. So we didn't set any alarms and we got up when we got up. Our first stop was this cute little beach bar called Margarita Mike’s. We sat on swings and looked out at the ocean while we sipped our margaritas. They were yummy, but I’m pretty sure there wasn't much alcohol in them. They were definitely not the Vegas ones you get on the strip.
Our next stop was The Split (The Lazy Lizard). There was construction happening so the place wasn’t as busy as it normally is. The drinks were good and we got to sit and look out over the water. We wanted to check out Sip N Dip, but you have to get there early or you miss out, so we decided to save it for tomorrow. If you aren’t snorkeling, diving or going on excursions there isn't a whole lot to do on the island expect for lay on the beach and day drink. Since we were still burnt from the snorkeling trip a couple of days ago, we opted not to lay out on the beach today. Instead we went back to the room to change and head out to go to the highly recommended Jam session at the Barrier Reef Sports Bar. When we got there we met a really nice bartender named Sylvia. She gave us drink coupons and helped us out all night. We had some bomb nachos with grilled chicken that came in a boat. YES, a boat!!!! The live Jam Sesh was awesome. We stayed there for a good 5 hours.
There is a bar progression on the island, from sunset until about 7pm everyone goes to The Lazy Lizard, from there they go to the Sports Bar until it closes at midnight and then everyone goes to the Reggae Bar until it closes at 3am. We didn't make it to the Reggae Bar. What can I say, I’m an old lady. I can’t party like I used to. Who am I kidding, I could never party 'til 3am.
While I can’t tell you what the Reggae bar is like, I can tell you that Sports Bar is one of the best bars I have ever been to. It is super chill and relaxed , but fun at the same time. We met so many great people including Sylvia. I met a woman from New Jersey, a man from Belgium and a SCUBA diver who was in St. Thomas and Cozumel before coming to Belize. We will definitely be back tomorrow.