Bali was magical, Thailand was different and beautiful, Costa Rica was a little too developed for us, Nicaragua was a little too underdeveloped, Belize....well, Belize I was only there for two days! We flew from there to Honduras, to the island of Roatan. It took me less than 24 hours to realize I'd found the island for me! My husband took three days to say, "I think this is it!" So here we are.
We've been here over a year, have made amazing friends, bought an old car, a motor scooter and rented an amazing house. This is home. I love the idea of driving or walking down the street and seeing dozens of people I know, islanders and expats. It's just a small town mentality and that works for me. Going on a trip means "we're driving to the other side of the island" which is only 42 miles long.
I've learned more about an area I was completely ignorant about and that was ocean life. Growing up in the desert just doesn't provide that kind of info! I am learning about the beautiful coral reef that surrounds the island and is part of the second largest reef in the world. I don't dive which is sad because that's what this island is all about. I've taken up snorkeling so at least I can see the beauty of the coral and ocean life. Maybe one day I'll take up diving!
No plans for the future other than just to enjoy life.