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Our Temporary Home

Night time view of our place from across the lagoon

After a couple of weeks I feel we have truly set up home. We are currently staying at Bella Vista Resort and it is a wonderful place. The casita we are in is called Laguna Vista, as it has a lovely view of the lagoon. It is a cozy one bedroom villa with a kitchen, dining area and couch/futon. It comes with enough amenities to comfortably take care of two people. The staff that work on the grounds and in the restaurant, Aji, are super friendly and give you as much privacy as you want.

Home address
Home address
Laguna Vista
West side of our casita
On the deck catching up on news
Relaxing on the deck
Enjoying the evening
Unwinding after a long day

There isn’t a pool on the property, but we do have access to the pool at Grand Caribe which is very nice and only a 3 minute walk down the beach.

View from the pool at Gand Caribe

However, if you are not adverse to salt water you can tan and hang out on the Bella Vista pier which I personally prefer. A little more rustic but more of the local feel.

Morning view of our pier
Catching some rays
Chairs to tan on and water to cool off in. If you can call 29C cool water.

As mentioned previously we have a resident crocodile in our lagoon. On the way to town last night it showed itself as we were crossing the walkway over the lagoon. Very cool. Also demonstrated why you always need to have a camera on you.

6 – 7 foot crocodile
Enjoying an evening swim

We do have some nicer reptiles that come onto our deck.

Wildlife on the deck at Bella Vista
Helping to keep the bugs under control
A cuter reptilian guest

To get to our place you either come up the road or the beach. As we do not have a golf cart for transportation right now we are renting bikes. This gives us the option of taking whichever route we prefer. Due to the condition of the road right now the nicer route is up the beach.

Rough roads
The pond in the foreground is about 18 inches deep. As Karen found out.
Going for resupplies
Transporting goods on the bike can be a challenge

 The last thing to comment on with our accommodation is the restaurant attached to it. Aji is a high quality Spanish based establishment that has what I think is the perfect setting. We have eaten here many times over the years and have never had a meal that disappoints. Reasonably priced and excellent food in a ideal setting is hard to beat.

Beachfront sign
Aji Tapa Bar & Restaurant
View from the bar
Busy opening night

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

3 comments on “Our Temporary Home

  1. Adams, Dianna

    This is fun following you – feel a bit like a stalker but – wth I’m good with it

  2. Well, it’s looks like you guys have found paradise. Love the photos! Thanks for blogging 🙂

  3. great pictures ! happy happy b – day Karen !!!

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