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Monday, October 29

Vacation Breakdown, pt. 1 {I LOVE Matachica}

So, while in Belize we stayed at a rather small boutique resort, Matachica, about 5 miles north of town. On Trip Advisor, it was described as being for "hip, young, sexy couples, looking for adventure and romance."  I was like, "Umm, could you describe us any better, Trip Advisor???  You had me at hip, young and sexy."

Anyway, the place is AMAZEBALLS.  It's totally secluded, and small enough that the staff knows your name and everyone called us "Miss Rachel" and "Mr. Tyler" and were constantly asking what they could do for us.  I swear there was a staffer for each guest, they had people for everything.

You stay in these little straw-roof huts on the beach, no TV's, no phones, no clocks.  Don't worry, we brought our laptop and an external hard drive full of movies and TV shows.  We like togetherness and romance and all that, but we truly bond over our deep love of TV.

Anyway, the property is totally bohemian and has a Moroccan flair to it.  They provide you an amazing complimentary breakfast every day, and use of all the toys (sailboats, kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards, bikes, snorkel gear ect.) was included as well.  I'll post more about our actual Belizean adventures (including our shark swimming) in a separate post.

When Ty expressed interest in kayaking out to the barrier reef to fish, our favorite staffer, Giovanni, handed us poles, a raw chicken breast for bait AND a giant chef knife he grabbed from the kitchen to take on our kayak to cut up the bait.  Not something you would ever have happen in America.  But it was amazing how they would go out of their way for whatever you wanted.

Here's just a small taste of our second honeymoon!



WAY too close to the cockpit for my taste...





In San Pedro









Our room "Kiwi"







These guys were everywhere!




































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