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Roatan, Honduras

Today we were in Roatan. We went ziplining, saw wildlife, and snorkled. The ziplining was my favorite thing I’ve ever done. The people running it let me do flips and go upside down on it which was so fun.

It was so pretty there, and so green. Then we went and looked at the animals, which was so awesome. I got to hold a sloth. And a monkey.

He needs braces, don’t judge him.

This little dude fell asleep on me. I love sloths so much, holding one was a dream come true.

Then we snorkled.

The water and coral was so gorgeous! The water was the prettiest teal color and so clear, and the coral was all sorts of diverse colors. We saw tons of fish too. It was such a good day!

Costa Maya

Today was amazing. We went to Costa Maya and visited the Mayan ruins. It was so cool and historic. 


We saw monkeys, which was really fun. I’m getting used to them. We’ve seen them everywhere we’ve gone so far, so I’ve basically adopted them. 

The temples (specifically the main ones) were gorgeous. They used to be coated in colorful stucco, and there’s only one place that a piece of the colored stucco remains. 

After that, we went to a pineapple plantation. Sadly, it’s not the pineapples’ ripe season, so there weren’t any to look at as they were growing. However, we saw the actual plants, so that was nice.

Then we were meant to go to a butterfly farm, but it was closed, so we went to a pepper plantation, which was equally cool. 

I didn’t try any peppers because I’m a chicken but my parents tried the salsa and said it was delicious but extremely spicy. After that we went to the most amazing lunch. We had the best authentic Mexican food, which was so great since we’ve been eating boat food for 9 days. It was such an amazing day and I’m so glad I got to spend it with my family. 

Limon, Costa Rica

Today we got off the boat early in rainy Limon, Costa Rica. We found our tour guide after some time walking around the port, and we headed off to go zip-lining.

The trees in the rainforest were the brightest green I’ve ever seen, and we were so high up. The view was incredible. There was a series of 11 zip lines, and we did all of them. It was super fun. We saw wildlife as well, including sloths, monkeys, and iguanas. (Pictures soon to come). The only downside was that it was raining really hard, so it was kind of hard to see and we got soaked, but it was well worth it. I also met a dog.

After that we drove down to the river and boarded our boat for a scenic wildlife tour. We saw birds, sloths, monkeys, people, and more. It was amazing.

After seeing all the amazing animals that were so different from the ones we have back home, we headed to the beach, just before getting back on the cruise ship. Costa Rica was gorgeous. 

As we were getting back on the cruise ship, we saw some really cool cloud formations. Just thought I’d include that.

That’s all folks


Cartagena was beautiful. Everywhere you looked there were flowers. We did a walking tour, so we met our guide, Marta, and headed up to the highest point in Cartagena. It was an old convent. It was so pretty and historic to see. We learned about the geography in the surrounding areas and about the crops and buildings.

As you can see, we were up pretty high. Moving on, we went down to the fortress that protected Cartagena in days of need. It involved a lot of hills. And walking.

However, once we got to the top, it was epic. Next, we went to the old city and visited some old stores and I bought an emerald ring. We also got coffee. It was fabulous. 

After that, we headed back to the ship. It was a great day, and now I have a sunburn! 

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